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September 20, 2013 | How is Christian leadership unique? What are the new challenges for Christian leaders in a complex and busy world? From the Faith & Leadership archives, here are resources to help.
Reflection
September 9, 2013 | To use Jesus’ language in the Gospel of Matthew, we all have logs in our eyes. While we can’t remove all the biases that cloud our judgment, we can remove their influence by being aware of them.
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September 9, 2013 | A retired Baptist pastor reflects on his time at a monastery and how it helped him shift from nonstop doing to simply being.
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September 9, 2013 | Public theology is what ordinary people do as they live out their faith in unpretentious ways beyond the confines of their religious congregations, on the public squares of their world, says the director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
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September 9, 2013 | Churches spend a lot of time on the big things, like a glorious anthem and prophetic preaching. But a UMC pastor says small details matter, too, like lights that burn brightly, signs that make sense and greeters who greet.
Sermon
September 9, 2013 | One does not obliterate and destroy the past or the tradition, but one works to restore its joy; thus, we are open to divine disruption, says the dean of Duke University Chapel.
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September 5, 2013 | In western Massachusetts, a network of ministries is drawing on ancient and modern traditions to attract young people who might not otherwise be interested in church.
Reflection
August 27, 2013 | Our brains are wired to have an automatic system and a thinking system. Sometimes, those halves are in a struggle in the lives of the people we lead and in ourselves.
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August 27, 2013 | For an organization in which the word is central, the church does a poor job of communicating, says an SMU professor and consultant. She has some advice on how church leaders can do it better.
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August 27, 2013 | Riddling truth to power, Jesus the jester melts the solidity of the world, rearranging it and calling for new discernment, new perception and new life, says the Duke homiletics professor.