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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ancient practices meet new technology

Ancient practices meet new technology when Episcopal monks share wisdom online
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an Episcopal monastery in Harvard Square, offers worship and hospitality to visitors. In addition, the organization has become a creator and distributor of free online resources to guide spiritual formation.  > Read more

An effective communications strategy begins with knowing your audience -- its demographics, needs and habits -- before figuring out what and how you want to communicate, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

A Presbyterian pastor writes that he had to face the distance between the person he knows he’s called to be and who he is.

Whatever their own backgrounds and life experiences, Christian leaders are called to meet people where they are and then ask the real questions they’ve come to ask, a bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada says in this interview.

Everyone knows that a ‘small, country church’ isn’t interested in liturgy or making changes. But a young pastor found otherwise at Shady Grove UMC in Providence, North Carolina.

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Working inside large organizations has made a former journalist lose his cynicism about those in authority. Here are three lessons he’s learned about leadership.

The Lilly youth and theology summer programs are different from other high school activities. Young people return to their churches with creative and intellectual inspiration. About 25% of participants go on to seminary, and many become leaders.  Some experts say the 34 programs of the Lilly Youth Theology Network could change the shape of theological education.
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