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Institutional Leadership as Loving Your Enemies

Abraham Lincoln was criticized for making kind remarks about the South, to which he replied, “Don’t I destroy my enemies if I make them my friends?” When Nelson Mandela was... read more >

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How Christian Leadership is Christian

Under the pressure of declining memberships and faltering finances, Christian leaders at all levels have frequently fallen into one of two postures, either adopting secular business leadership and growth models... read more >

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The Necessary Creative Tension Between Change and Tradition

Jaroslav Pelikan wrote, "Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living." People who bear a tradition are called to be relentlessly innovative... read more >

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Conversation-Starting Questions about National Clergy Study Findings

The Pulpit & Pew Project surveyed over 2,500 clergy across the nation in 2001 in an effort to provide a comprehensive profile of America’s religious leaders that could be meaningfully... read more >

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Why Ministers are Leaving Local Church Ministry

A 2002 survey questioned Christian clergy who have left the ministry. The study, conducted across five Protestant denominations, yielded some interesting information. It turns out former pastors are not much... read more >

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What Search Committees Want

Are you a male, under 40 years old, and married to a nonworking woman who volunteers on church committees? If so, churches are looking for you to lead their congregation.... read more >

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Taking the lead on good governance

Are there better ways to run congregational boards? One consultant offers up best practices.

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Promoting Congregational Vitality

All congregations have strengths, but not in all the same areas. And when congregations focus on using their strengths effectively, they become even stronger. An understanding of a congregation’s strengths... read more >

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In Trust blog for Seminary Leaders

The In Trust Blog, published by the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, provides news and comment for leaders in theological education, and offers a forum for sharing perspectives and learning.  ... read more >

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Magazine for Governing Boards and Senior Administrators of Theological Schools

The In Trust Center for Theological Schools publishes a magazine designed specifically for boards of trustees, administrators and senior faculty of theology schools. The quarterly publication addresses the trends, topics,... read more >

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.The...

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

"The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming...

Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

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