7 Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader

By Ron Edmondson
Those who succeed in the future workplace must be innovative. Adaptable. Able to change quickly. You knew that, right? It’s not an option these days. It’s mandatory… read more

Washington-Area UCC Votes to Boycott Redskins Team

By Erik Brady / USA Today
(RNS) The United Church of Christ for the mid-Atlantic region passed a resolution Saturday (June 14) asking its 40,000 members not to buy game tickets or wear any souvenir gear of … read more

Why Do You Get Up in the Morning? Part 2

By Ed Zinkiewicz
Aren't you curious about what you'll do in retirement? I know I've been at times. I couldn't wait for the answer. The process couldn't go fast enough. I wanted to dive right in… read more

An Honest Assessment of the Southern Baptist Convention

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
BALTIMORE (RNS) With the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore this week (June 10-11), objective analysis of the SBC's achievements and challenges is elusive… read more

Now is the Time to Plan

By Timothy Siburg
The calendar now says that it is June. For many people, it is the start of summer. For others, maybe it is even the heart of summer, depending on where you live. Wherever you are… read more

7 Quandaries of Leading Creatives

By Ron Edmondson
Leading creatives can be difficult. In fact, I love having creatives on the teams I lead, but, honestly, they can make leading much messier. In case you’re wondering… read more

How to Have a Great Weekend

By Chad Brooks
Welcome to this episode of The Productive Pastor. I have some great resources to share, great conversations and a great announcement. The focus conversation this episode is having … read more

Ministering After Suicide

By Tina Fox
Early in my ministry, a young parishioner completed suicide. Her death devastated our church, our community and me. Following her funeral, many attendees shared with me their… read more

Why I Marched on McDonald's

By William J. Barber II
(RNS) Recently, I marched with McDonald's workers from three dozen cities to the company's corporate headquarters outside of Chicago. After they refused to leave the corporate… read more

The Real Reason Men Aren’t Singing in Church

By Tom Fuerst
I read an article recently claiming to have discovered the real reason men are singing less in church these days. I’m not sure if there’s really any objective… read more

Leading in Transition

By Timothy Siburg
If you are a leader, and if you are in some form of ministry, then you almost certainly have had to deal with your fair share of transitions. How have you handled it? What has… read more

Temptation

By David Dorn
People who fall to temptation know very little about how hard it is to resist. Check out how a quote by C.S. Lewis has made me think. David Dorn blogs at… read more
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