Christian leaders must make the practice of accepting help something that doesn’t threaten our existence but rather is an integral part of our work, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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As the church becomes pushed to the margins of society, it gains remarkable freedom, the senior minister of The Riverside Church says in this interview. If we have the courage to live into the gospel, who knows what could happen?
The Rev. William H. Lamar IV, (center, in the pulpit), at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., at a June 21, 2015, service which honored the nine victims of the mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina.
In the aftermath of the mass killings in Charleston, South Carolina, church leaders must begin having real conversations about the truth of America’s history and its mistaken belief in the myth of redemptive violence, the pastor of Metropolitan AME Church says in this interview.
The highway has its lessons, especially for pastors just starting out, writes a young Lutheran pastor. Drawing from her cross-country move, she offers five road-trip lessons for new pastors.
In this Q&A, the Episcopal bishop of Texas talks about his new book, which he hopes will encourage Christians to imagine a vital church that’s part of God’s work in the world.
First Parish Church in Weston, Massachusetts, dates to 1698, when Puritans gathered to worship. Today it is Unitarian Christian congregation.
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A surprising local gathering spot in a quaint Massachusetts town reminds a young Christian leader that community can be found in the most unlikely of places.
In this Q&A, the retired deputy chief of chaplains for the U.S. Army reflects on a 38-year career serving God and the military.
Mural of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, one of the best-known proponents of liberation theology. Romero was assassinated in 1980 while offering Mass. This year, Pope Francis declared Romero a martyr.
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Christian leadership is possible only when leaders are in turn led by God, writes the former president of Fuller Theological Seminary. That is something that even liberation theologians and Pentecostals can agree upon.
The Rev. Dr. Craig Kocher comforts Michael Dougher, the fiance of Natalie Lewis, a University of Richmond staffer who was killed in a hot-air balloon accident in May 2014. At right is Lewis' sister, Caroline.
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An institution's response to a crisis should reflect the core virtues that shape the community’s ongoing life and sense of purpose, writes the chaplain at the University of Richmond.
In the face of dramatic cultural shifts in how well we know our neighbors, one of the tasks of Christian institutional leaders will be to strengthen the role the church plays as the place where our families and distant connections come together.