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There are three New Testament models of stewardship: the beggar, the patron and the tentmaker. Can we re-imagine these roles for a new age? asks a UMC bishop.
In a time of extraordinary transformation, small churches are a resource and a gift to the wider church, says a North Carolina vicar. They are the ones best-prepared to enter the way of revitalization and renewal, and to report back to those who will follow.
Standing on the concrete island in act of civil disobedience, an Episcopal priest felt strangely at home. On the Fourth of July, she reflects on why she became a U.S. citizen: to use the benefits of earthly citizenship in the service of God's kingdom.
Our institutions have to become more nimble, more entrepreneurial, more missional if they’re going to have futures, says a theologian and pastor. And that means a change in the nature of ministry.
“Amnesia Therapy: Remembering the Future” is a public art project designed to help people in Houston revive their memory of an illustrious past. Photo courtesy of the Awakenings Movement
Marlon Hall and Danielle Fanfair of Houston’s Awakenings Movement have developed a set of practices designed to help unlock imagination by removing obstacles to memory.
Inherited traditions show how institutions can serve a similar function as liturgies, giving us patterns to hold our longing. For one Christian leader, that tradition was the "yelling mailbox."