Everyone knows that a ‘small, country church’ isn’t interested in liturgy or making changes. But a young pastor found otherwise at Shady Grove UMC in Providence, North Carolina.
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Fr. Gregory Boyle gathers with former gang members whose lives have been transformed by the nonprofit he founded and leads, Homeboy Industries. Photos courtesy of Homeboy Industries
LA’s Homeboy Industries is the world’s largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program. But at the core of its work and ministry are notions of blessing, gift and miracle, says the organization’s founder and executive director.
When Christian leaders learn to hold grace and accountability in creative tension, the foundation is laid for responses that are truly transformative, writes a seminary professor.
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Storytelling, experimentation and improvisation are practices of traditioned innovation that move our institutions away from self-sabotage and toward flourishing, writes the theologian.
Mary and Joseph lost Jesus amidst the Passover crowds. They tried their best but weren’t perfect, and I don’t have to be either, writes a pastor.
Bill George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, teaches leadership at Harvard Business School and is the author of several books on developing authentic leadership.
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Authenticity is crucial to leadership in today’s volatile environment, the Harvard Business School professor and author says in an interview.
Gregory Wolfe is a writer, teacher and editor and is the founder of Image journal, which focuses on faith and the arts.
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The founder and editor of Image journal talks about why it’s important for people of faith -- and those grappling with questions of faith -- to engage with art.