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The Nature of Love and Leadership - Video

As a leader you must be in communion with those you lead; you must know those you lead by their names. So says Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, an... read more >

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Understand Theology Through the Arts: A Video

Differentiating “theology for the arts,” from “arts for theology,” theologian and pianist Jeremy Begby reflects on the way the arts can help us explore and understand theology. Using an example... read more >

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What It Means to be a Christian Leader

St. Augustine argued that Christian leaders should not try to imitate Christ because he was sinless. Instead we are called to repentance. So leaders should imitate the saints – those... read more >

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Jesus Refuses to Stay Put - Sermon

In this light-hearted essay, United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon portrays Jesus as the prophet who refuses to stay within the boundaries or respect the forms we create for him in... read more >

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Introducing a Theology of Articulation

The Theology of Articulation requires testimony, community and authenticity as it seeks to put words to the experience of incarnation in the daily lives of suffering people. The concept grew... read more >

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Theology Resources: A Select Bibliography

This select list of books invites the exploration of underlying theological convictions. Specifically chosen to encourage the development of transformative leaders, the list of foundational and formational resources is provided... read more >

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Exploring New Ways to Imagine God

Seeing a woman in the pulpit challenges assumptions people have about the categories of minister and woman. Those churches most able to support female leaders use a variety of images... read more >

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The Hierarchy of Holiness

The contemporary Western world has difficulty thinking well of hierarchy, but in the Eastern Orthodox Church hierarchy has maintained a sense of divinity. The Russian Orthodox theologian Vladimir Lossky thought... read more >

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Spiritual Practices of Christian Leaders

Protestant communities may be moving away from the head-based faith of John Calvin toward the heart-based faith of John Wesley in response to the emerging post-modernism of contemporary American society.... read more >

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Economic Recession and Christian Redemption

The current downturn in the U.S. economy is affecting most Christian congregations. Clergy must strike a balance between offering spiritual comfort and providing practical help. This article explores how clergy... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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