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Shared Governance: An Institutional Game-Changer

Suspicion of shared governance runs deep in theological schools; as a consequence, faculty and administrators fail to understand the internal dynamics and external forces that affect the other’s decision-making processes.... read more >

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The importance of Leading (and collaborating) effectively

It is frequently noted in material on seminary leadership that the president and board chairman need to form an effective, mutually respectful relationship. The same can be said for all... read more >

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A Congregation’s History is its 'Sacred Bundle'

Every institution has a “sacred bundle” of symbols, stories and artifacts that confers identity upon the community and establishes its norms and traditions. It is, at its heart, the distillation... read more >

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A Look at Gay Marriage Views in the Black Church

Joel Tinsley-Hall, a gay black American, and Scott Tinsley-Hall, a gay white American, both grew up in conservative Christian families and church communities. The now-married couple worship at The Open... read more >

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Wired Faith for the Real World

What does it mean to equip seminarians to proclaim the Gospel to the world? At Abilene Christian University it includes putting the world at students’ fingertips through a commitment to... read more >

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Interfaith dialogue: Archbishop Carey's search for common ground

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey was one of three major religion leaders to receive the 2012 Interfaith Award from Search for Common Ground, an organization that collaborates with government... read more >

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Peacemaking: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

The incarnation is God’s primary and radical act of peacemaking with creation, through which God subverted every expectation of what it would mean for God to come, redeem the world... read more >

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Community: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

Christians are called to live in community – to fellowship. Community is where we try to work out, together, how we live with one another in the light of Jesus’... read more >

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Vatican II: Looking Back Can Help Us Move Forward

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council out of a conviction that the Catholic Church needed to recognize that the world is not a hostile place and the church... read more >

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America's Dark Past: Lynching and the Power of Forgiveness

No one knows how many African-American men and women, and even some whites, were lynched from the Civil War through well into the 20th century. In an effort to capture... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The...

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B)...

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