As the calendar flips to 2021, gyms and weight-loss programs are bombarding us with some version of, “New Year, new you” campaigns. And nobody needs more honest reflection and a “New Year, new you” campaign more than the church after its response to 2020.
In the wake of Jerry Falwell Jr. taking a leave of absence from Liberty University because of some controversial social media posts, Jeff Mattson & Terra Mattson reflect on how organizations can create environments of truth & grace that hold leaders accountable.
What if instead of rewarding the most brash, most aggressive, most self-assured leaders we instead elevated those who didn’t seek the position? What if we took into account which candidates have more humility, self-sacrifice, and even hesitancy when offered power and glory?
Crises have a way of exposing the best and the worst leaders. I believe there is one common trait present in all ineffective leaders: emotional insecurity. Stated simply, insecure leaders produce insecurity. They poison all that surrounds them.
In a time of a national census and a deadly epidemic, a ruler who cares more about himself than the people can be dangerous. At least that’s the lesson in the biblical texts from the end of King David’s rule.
Bread for the World, a prominent Christian advocacy group dedicated to ending hunger, has elected Seattle pastor and author the Rev. Eugene Cho as its new president.
New research recently unveiled in Rome suggests women had a greater role in the early church's ministries and liturgies than previously thought and were present at church altars as deacons, priests and even bishops.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (BP) -- The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) board of trustees voted Friday (Nov. 8) to elect Heath Thomas as the university's 16th president during its fall meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS) — The Board of General Ministries voted to approve the nomination of Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Woods brings a wealth of church and denominational experience to the role.
"A compass will point to true north from where you’re standing," says Abraham Lincoln's character in the Steven Spielberg film. "But it’s got no advice about the swamps and the deserts and chasms that you’ll encounter along the way."