Need innovative leaders? Look for agility and alertness

John Chandler

Those characteristics are essential to engaging “disruptive innovation.”

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Finding grace in Lent

Amy Butler

In our overachieving, performance-driven society, we’re tempted to tackle the work of Lent like we would a challenging homework assignment.

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Bleeding for justice

Molly T. Marshall

A journey to Myanmar during Lent sharpens the question of the nature of God’s redemptive mission.

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Bracketology theology: Who would Jesus pick?

Brett Younger

What is the point of living in the world of boring brackets, when we can live in the vibrant rainbow dreams are made of?

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What can we learn from America’s cities?

Bill Wilson

Many of the country’s urban centers are struggling but others have found ways to revitalize. That may offer models for congregations.

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Saying goodbye to Christian America

David Gushee

The ultimate Christian social ethics issue may be the fact of declining Christian cultural power – and its fallout. This is the context within which every particular moral issue is contested. 

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Millennials at hand

Bill Leonard

Those 18- to 33-year-olds present a challenge to churches, but they may be more religious than we — or they — think.

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Modeling change for churches

Bill Wilson

Like churches, universities are shifting to engage contemporary culture. Their approaches can be models for congregations.

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Where do we go from here: The ex-SBC, part III

David Gushee

My description and diagnosis of the lack of theological identity and clarity in the ex-SBC world seems to have struck a chord. Where do we go from here? The ex-SBC world, part III.

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Trendy? Maybe, but the church needs more of it

Amy Butler

After overcoming initial reluctance, the experience of offering ashes on a busy Washington street revealed the deep needs of passersby.

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Blurry vision and how we got here: The ex-SBC, part II

David Gushee

Why ex-SBC Baptists tend to lack theological clarity and identity, how we got here and why it matters. Part II in a series. 

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Finding ourselves

Molly T. Marshall

Is one’s true home elsewhere?

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How churches discover world-changing breakthroughs

John Chandler

It’s not through a heroic leader but in dedicated groups of people putting their shoulders against a common task.

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Reserving the right

Bill Leonard

Might churches offer their own alternative “witness” on divisive cultural issues of marriage, race, sexuality and conscience? We’d better try.

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What will ex-Southern Baptists be when they grow up?

David Gushee

More than 20 years after the schism in the Southern Baptist Convention, it is still not clear what ex-Southern Baptists will be when they grow up. 

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