Christians are called to be busy -- but not in the way that busy Christian leaders might want to believe. The Christian way to be busy is not busyness but business, says the psychiatrist and theologian.
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The Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy answers the phone in her office at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Photo by Alexander Catedral
A pastor who has served church and community for more than 20 years in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood shares what she has learned about sustaining a ministry of community development.
Guns and gun violence may not be addressed in Scripture, but human dignity, the sanctity of life and other matters that speak to the issue and resonate with Christians’ core beliefs are, says the Union Theological Seminary homiletics professor.
In the Sacred Heart, Jesus' heart is not protectively shrouded but rather vulnerably laid bare. To the author, the image is a reminder that Christ knows the depths of human suffering. Wikimedia Commons
What do you do when you’re called shrill, hysterical or bossy? The executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches responds by feeling deeply and sharing her pain.
To lead in uncertain times, Christian leaders must love their organization, consider a variety of viewpoints from both outside and within the organization and situate all work in the context of God’s story, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
People in Charlotte, North Carolina, protest the death of Keith Scott, who was killed by police. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Agenda
Pastors seeking to support justice movements should let people on the front lines lead. This means clergy are going to have to get used to being uncomfortable, writes a pastor from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Don’t make it complicated; prayer is just talking to God, says a UMC pastor and author of a new book about prayer.
Donald Trump may be a different kind of leader, perhaps even a threat to our democracy, but that doesn’t change the nature of the pastoral vocation, says an Iowa pastor. The pastor is the keeper of a space where we stand on a firm foundation.