Less talk and more joy. Less explanation and more playfulness. Less selling and promoting and more embodying and expressing the sheer wonder and joy of our faith. This is what ministry is meant to be like, grounded in the laughter of God, a seminary professor says in this ordination sermon.
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Christian institutions are at their best when their focus is set on God’s reign, when their view of past, present and future follow a framework informed by “the end,” writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Teamwork is an essential part of military life, as in this tug-of-war competition between Army soliders and multinational allies during a NATO exercise. Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. James Dutkavich.
In a divisive time, when so many leaders regard working together as a sign of weakness, an Army chaplain shares a lesson she’s learned in the military: Whatever our differences, we must figure out how to cooperate. It’s the only way we can all survive.
Developing a leadership pathway for people in his congregation helped an associate pastor avoid the last-minute scramble to fill open positions. The six-month process includes prayer, reading, discussion and discernment.
The internet is a powerful tool for speaking out, giving voice to the voiceless. But we cannot change the world from behind a computer screen, writes a Baptist pastor. We still have to get our hands dirty.
In holding together scarcity and abundance, leaning into constraints even as we focus on bolder ambitions, we will discover the greatest opportunities for transformation, writes the executive vice president and provost at Baylor University.
Via their avatars, children and teens gather for worship in the sanctuary of The Robloxian Christians.
Founded and pastored by a Tacoma teenager, The Robloxian Christians is a real -- albeit virtual -- church where young people gather to worship, pray and connect. And it has important lessons for those who lead traditional churches and church-related institutions.
Knowing your people entails developing a robust vocabulary and historical understanding of race, gender and other identity markers -- and these resources will help, writes the director of the Duke Youth Academy.
Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama pray at the memorial service for five police officers killed in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Photo by The White House, via Wikimedia Commons
Christian leaders who are obligated to speak out on current events don’t have to join the media noise. Silence says more than punditry, writes a seminary professor.