The June 12, 2016, mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, generated an outpouring of news and commentary across the internet, much of it speaking directly to or about the church. Here are links to some of the most interesting and thought-provoking.
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A year after the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church, the congregation is healing from its own unique and often overlooked loss. And the hand of God is moving still, says a pastor assigned to the church after the shooting.
A scene from the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, where Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is located. The seminary educates leaders from South Africa and neighboring countries. BigStock / BennyMarty
It’s easy to dismiss the church’s political role in countries where political rights are not an issue. But in post-apartheid South Africa, the church and seminary have a critical role to play in developing leaders who will transform society, says the president of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.
Leading is not a matter of following a series of linear steps but rather a matter of disturbing the system in the right direction, says a senior vice president of TMF.
The reintroduction of wolves into the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park had far-reaching impact. Bigstock / hkuchera
The metaphors we use shape our imaginations about ourselves, our work and our organizations. What might we discover if we thought of our organizations as organisms embedded in ecosystems, wonders the executive vice president and provost of Baylor University.
Managing the culture of an institution is a leader’s work, says a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He offers three suggestions to cultivate a healthy culture.
Abiding is difficult in this busy age. But the practices of silent contemplation, shared reflection and anticipation of God’s grace give leaders a way to abide with those they lead, writes a pastor.
Each of these tips depends on, and points Christian leaders to, the importance of wisdom and growing in intimacy with God, writes the theologian.
Jesus’ intimate moment with his disciples calls us to leadership that manifests and concretizes love, writes the director of Duke Youth Academy.
Rebecca M. Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, addresses a group of parents on campus. Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison
The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison reflects on how Christian practice affects her leadership, and how the church can offer alternative ways of thinking about the market economy.