April 6, 2021
iStock / Alessandro Biascioli As we resume in-person ways, churches are uniquely equipped to welcome people back, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. “When we return, we will all be newcomers.” It was just a casual observation, but as soon as she said it, the nods of affirmation and recognition in […]read moreabout Greeting our return when the old is gone and the new is here
April 1, 2021
The cemetery at Siloam Hope First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Wanda Lundy is pastor. Photo by Alexis Llewellyn The last year has been a reminder that death is part of the process that moves us toward new life, writes an assistant professor, mentoring program leader and pastor. Being in relationship with other […]read moreabout From Good Friday to Easter Sunday
March 9, 2021
iStock / Lubo Ivanko The move to doing church online isn’t just a necessity during the pandemic. It prepares religious institutions to become more flexible in meeting future challenges long-term, says a scholar who researches digital religion. From the outset, the pandemic has forced religious groups and leaders to re-imagine their traditional practices and […]read moreabout What can the church learn from the pandemic about engaging with technology?
December 8, 2020
iStock / DariaRen From her perspective in the midst of the pandemic and with a new year dawning, a New York pastor advocates for leaders to look again for possibilities. Advent is upon us, and many are bracing to restart in a new year. Scientists have told us that we need to prepare for more […]read moreabout What is possible? Out of a season of hardship and into a season of hope