Guatemalan native Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, who was facing deportation, came to live at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro in May 2017. Photos by Alex Maness
The first church in North Carolina to extend sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant facing deportation finds that the decision to open their doors is just the beginning of the journey.
Poet David Whyte teaches “conversational leadership” as a framework that helps organizations bring soul back into the workplace and more effectively navigate change, writes a Presbyterian pastor.
Judicatories help us remember and uphold the common good, facilitate collaboration and learning, leverage economies of scale, and model a faithful response to change, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Despite their reputation, rats -- at least the domesticated variety -- are warm, empathetic companions who challenge the lines we draw between “lovable” and “unworthy,” says an Episcopal priest. Remember them and other unpopular pets this St. Francis Day.
Reading contemporary fiction, with its obsession with infidelity, got a Wheaton professor thinking about why he finds faithfulness far more interesting.
Yes, it would be fun to be trained by Yoda on the planet Dagobah. But it’s the less eccentric elements of humility, vulnerability, honesty and wisdom that make for a fruitful mentoring relationship, writes a young pastor.
The chancel of Richfield UMC, where the remaining members have decided to close after years of faithful ministry. Photos courtesy of Zina Risley
A creative new ministry is underway in various UMC conferences to help declining congregations chart their end and leave behind a lasting gift.