Varied skills, gained in a parish and the White House, work together to inform the shape of my call’s expression, writes an executive minister at The Riverside Church. A widening of the traditional understanding of the pastor’s role feels necessary as the church takes on new and unusual shapes.
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The role of preaching in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work is often overlooked by the academy, but it was at the very heart of his theology and ministry, says the homiletics professor and author of a new book on Bonhoeffer and preaching.
The Flint water crisis began about three years ago, and it will be years more before all public water lines are replaced. iStock / Linda Parton
Christian leaders must press their communities to address needs long after a health emergency, a natural disaster, a mass shooting -- even when others have moved on, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The Walking Woman is a symbol of "emboldened women striding into the future with faith, courage and conviction," according to the college's website. Photo courtesy of College of St. Mary
College of St. Mary, a once-struggling Catholic women’s college, has found new life by refocusing on its mission, translating it to today and finding new niches of women to serve -- single moms, immigrants and others -- says the school president.
Not all veterans are injured or ill, but all have a story to tell, says an Army chaplain who works with wounded soldiers transitioning out of the military. As Veterans Day approaches, take time to listen and be present.
The more our vision and our imaginations are remade by resurrection, the more we should refuse to accept things as they are and insist on seeking new ways waiting to emerge, writes a Baptist pastor.
The author, who was present at a 2002 mass shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, says faith leaders must not only console their communities after gun violence but also hold them responsible for making a change in our society.
The Rev. Sharon Risher became an advocate for gun safety after her mother was killed in the Emanuel AME Church massacre. Photo courtesy of Sharon Risher
A pastor whose mother and cousins were killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston speaks out for Everytown for Gun Safety, saying God gives us not only prayer but motivation and willingness to take action.
What’s the solution to the firearms dilemma for a pastor in gun-loving Texas? Visiting and listening. That allows a pastor to see how isolated and fearful people are, and it offers a chance to connect them to community.
By subverting damaging stereotypes, African-American women have learned leadership skills that benefit not just themselves but also the organizations of which they are a part, writes the director of lifelong learning at Yale Divinity School.