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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 in ways that preserve the life-giving character of the tradition, according to Duke Divinity School Dean L. Gregory Jones. Innovation not tethered to the tradition that gave it birth creates chaos. Successful transformative leaders of institutions know that the task is not simply to lead change, but to discern what to change as well as what to preserve. Read Jones’ full comments on the website of Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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