Reflections

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January 26, 2015 | Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s work in the Nixon administration illustrates how to exert influence and accomplish an agenda within constraints.
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January 26, 2015 | All leaders will unavoidably cause pain in the lives of others. But they do not inflict pain without also bearing pain, says the former president of Fuller Theological Seminary.
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January 26, 2015 | Is good always the enemy of great? Or can insisting on doing everything right prevent us from taking action at all?
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January 12, 2015 | Taking on a spiritual discipline, such as carving out Sabbath time, might strengthen and renew your leadership. And it might be a resolution you can actually keep.
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January 12, 2015 | By examining our assumptions about race and the larger systems that shape our lives, we, like the wise men, can experience the manifestation of God, says a youth ministry leader. We too can experience Christ in the chaos.
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January 12, 2015 | Pastors often are profoundly uncomfortable talking about religious experiences. As much as we are attracted by the mystery of God, it also frightens us, writes a pastor. But is skepticism really the right response to Christians who want to share their encounters with the divine?
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December 15, 2014 | More often than many of us would like to admit, powerful Christians have held captive the truth of the incarnation rather than releasing it in order to dismantle society’s inequitable power structures, writes an associate professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University.
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December 15, 2014 | As we lean toward the incarnation during Advent, we need to remember our bodies, says a pastor and yoga instructor.
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December 15, 2014 | Following an Orthodox tradition, the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches got a tattoo to commemorate her pilgrimage to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. It is a visible sign that points to invisible realities, she says.
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December 15, 2014 | Ministry in the city begins the same way New York's High Line did, say leaders from City Seminary of New York. It begins with how we see, hear, taste, smell and touch the city.