In the premiere episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Amy Butler, the senior minister of The Riverside Church in the City of New York, about her experience in that historic pulpit.
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An Episcopal “clergypreneur” innovates a new model of pastoral care in which congregations run their own churches and contract with her for services such as worship, Christian education and leadership formation.
Holy friends help us by naming and challenging our sins -- those times when we have missed the mark. Illustration by Jessamyn Jade Rubio
Holy friends know us well enough to initiate difficult conversations and speak the truth in love, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The Rev. Justin Mathews works the serving line at Thelma's Kitchen, a cafe operated by Reconciliation Services.
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In a neighborhood long marked by the trauma of racism and poverty, Reconciliation Services is building community with an entrepreneurial but distinctly Orthodox Christian approach to mission.
The clergy and other religious people are often perceived as imposters seeking to harm rather than true leaders seeking to care for the world in a genuine, gospel-shaped way. What marks Christian leaders as real and true?
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Worship can be a powerful way to engage conflict, as participants discovered at this 2018 Colossian Forum event on political division.
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In a time of intense polarization, both inside and outside the church, Christians are called not to run from conflict but to engage it, drawing upon ancient practices of the faith, says the president of The Colossian Forum.
Trees need each other, their roots intertwined, to thrive. Don’t our communities need the same connections?
Leading a congregation into the future requires understanding its story -- and helping it envision what new chapters might come next.
In the midst of the polarizing debate over human sexuality in the United Methodist Church, the bishop of Florida talks about his new book, which calls for unity and an embrace of “generous orthodoxy.”
Many Christian leaders hold up servant leadership as the model for their ministries. But Jesus bids us to be friends with our colleagues and partners, wading into the honesty, vulnerability and messiness of mutual relationship.