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Nathan Kirkpatrick: Christian discipleship and ethics as learning to love the right things in the right ways
Our individual and institutional structures, budgets and calendars reflect our true priorities, writes the managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School.
The Rev. Gina M. Stewart speaks to her congregation in Memphis. Photo courtesy of Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Moving the needle for women means amplifying their voices, highlighting their gifts and advocating for them, says a pastor and nationally known preacher.
D.Min recipients Claire George, Maria Lynn, Larry Perkins, Julie Perry and Matt Winters attend Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond's final graduation ceremony. Image courtesy of BTSR
Friends who encourage us to name the sins, gifts and dreams of our institutions can help us cultivate their sustainability. Where have we become complacent? Where could we be more creative? Where could we take risks?
Jesus is present with us amid the gun violence that pierces our world, teaching us by example how to live with this reality.
Developing women leaders takes more than teaching women skills to lead like men -- it requires a new understanding of leadership that “writes women in,” says a scholar of women’s leadership in Christian higher education.
Evans, who died May 4, 2019, has shaped the vocations of many Christians by loving them for who they are, with their baggage and questions, says the minister and author.
Jean Vanier speaks with friends during a visit to Duke in November 2008. Photo courtesy of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School
The theologian writes that the founder of L'Arche, who died last week, initially scared him, in the way a theologian is always afraid of a saint.
Participants in the RISE Together Mentorship Network 2018 Launch and Leadership Conference, “The Power of Our Voices,” participate in the closing program. Photo by Katilau Mbindyo
When women of color gather in cohorts, their experiences and stories are centered and affirmed, says the executive director of the RISE Together Mentorship Network.
Pastors operate in highly complex social systems, and even with formal authority may not feel empowered to lead change. The key to building their sense of agency is to build trust among stakeholders and cultivate habits of care.
Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot
Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving
Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who is director of ministry outreach at Pepperdine University.