Regarded as a spiritual and intellectual father to Martin Luther King Jr., the late Benjamin Mays is well worth knowing in his own right, a major figure who helped launch the civil rights movement, says a Mays biographer.
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Andy Crouch’s recent book on power helps us understand that institutions are where Christians become Christians. And leaders, those in power, are the ones who shape institutional life.
The dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School rejects the notion that the church is dying and sees the job of the divinity school as preparing students financially, spiritually and professionally to lead in a church that is changing.
The pledge seemed clear when he took office: Guard the faith, seek the unity and exercise the discipline of the whole church. But what does that mean today? asks a UMC bishop.
Revelation's peculiar city reminds us that however fleeting institutions might be, they are important, serving God's cosmic vision for reconciliation. A young aspiring Christian leader finds hope for institutions in an unexpected place.
For successful institutions, a founding vision becomes what each generation does with what it inherited, says a Campbell University professor. It is like flowing springs that require the care of successive generations of keepers.