Book Review: Lead like Jesus, not a corporate CEO, says author

Our church leadership culture has failed. It is past time that we set aside the idolatry of corporate leadership structures and rediscover the vastly different way of leading modeled by Jesus.

Book Review: Lead like Jesus, not a corporate CEO, says author

Our church leadership culture has failed. It is past time that we set aside the idolatry of corporate leadership structures and rediscover the vastly different way of leading modeled by Jesus.

Book Review: Writer’s journey in faith enlightens and entertains

Despite his distinguished career as a writer and United Methodist leader, the Rev. James C. Howell recognizes the awkwardness of writing a memoir. The genre, he notes in his introduction, easily slides into self-obsession and personal analysis

Can the UMC model a healthy form of debate?

At our campus ministry, we play fantasy football the same way we play any sport. Which is to say, we’re all talk. “Dude, did your girlfriend set your lineup this week?” “Don’t insult his girlfriend like that. She actually understands a thing or two about football.” “Lay off. I don’t even have a girlfriend.” “No […]

A campus minister carries meaningful baggage

Lately, I’ve been keeping a journal of things that I’ve carried from my car to our campus ministry and vice versa. Here’s a sampling: A thermocouple for a hot water heater. Eighty hamburger patties. A box containing a skill saw, electric sander, staple gun and a speed square. Four bicycle helmets. An electric guitar with […]

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