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.
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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.
The Rev. Ashley Goff (left) and the Rev. Jeffrey K. Krehbiel invite congregants to the communion table. Photos by Mike Morones.
At Church of the Pilgrims, vulnerability is a virtue and worship is an innovative and deeply collaborative experience between clergy and congregants.
The Canadian politician and seminary president talks about how the gospel shaped his political leadership and how time in public life helps him run a seminary.
An uncertain and complex world requires leaders to cultivate intuition that enables “fast” thinking. Routines, such as setting aside time for intentional learning and engaging people and ideas in other fields, can help, writes the theologian and executive vice president and provost of Baylor University.
In this excerpt from his new book, a Presbyterian pastor writes that the full, ‘irrational’ humanity of Jesus that causes him to make mistakes and regrettable statements is the same humanity that generates his compassion and hunger for justice.
A pastor recalls words of wisdom he received early in ministry from an Amish bishop: Extend grace.