Loving your social media neighbor

By Tyler Saldaña
We’ve all had those opportunities: Someone has posted a controversial photo, a seemingly racist/hateful status update, or attached a right-or-left wing extremist… read more

7 ways to raise up young leaders

By Ron Edmondson
I talk to pastors and leaders my age and older who want to see a new generation of leaders. They claim to love investing in younger leaders. They recognize the huge need in… read more

The speech of women

By Kira Schlesinger
The first time I preached a sermon to the congregation where I was doing my field education during Divinity School, I was terrified. Afterward, I received a lot of positive and… read more

Religious groups weigh support for Boy Scouts after vote to end ban on gay leaders

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
(RNS) Are the days of religious groups’ involvement in the Boy Scouts numbered or will a pending vote on gay leadership give those who oppose it a workaround? Faith groups… read more

8 killers of motivation (and ultimately killers of momentum)

By Ron Edmondson
Leaders need to remain motivated so they can help motivate their team. Leaders also need to be keenly aware of how motivated their team is at any given time. I have found over the … read more

Orthodox… evangelical… liberal?

By James A. Harnish
David Brooks has been sounding like a revival preacher lately. The New York Times columnist said he wrote “The Road to Character” out of a need “to save my own… read more

3 myths about young clergy

By Drew McIntyre
As a pastor under 35, I often encounter misinformation about myself and my fellow young clergy. Congregations, older clergy, pulpit search committees and denominational leadership … read more

After gay marriage ruling, try tolerance for both sides

By Katrina Trinko / USA Today
When love wins, it doesn't take prisoners. It has been more than a week since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, and already those with religious… read more

Is God pruning American Christianity?

By Steve Harper
In much of the contemporary conversation about the church, we use life/death language to frame what we say. So, some allege they are in a “dead” church, while just… read more

Sacrificing (even) our buildings for God's kingdom

By Ben Gosden
The longer I serve in a local church, the more I become aware how much our physical spaces — the spaces we use for worship, teaching, fellowship and service — say a… read more

Leadership and the discipline of silence

By C. Kavin Rowe
This was first published in Faith & Leadership. We are awash in words. Never before in the history of the human race have so many words been so widely thrown about and with… read more

The gospel's radical cure for church institutions

By Clifton Stringer
What if only what kills you makes you stronger?  The young Kierkegaard thought a lot about the way in which Christianity is a radical cure for what ails the human. To… read more
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