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Preaching about Racism in America: What Comes Next?

We can persist in preaching for transformation.
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

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The Holy Spirit calls us to listen, understand, and go out.
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Who I Am Listening to Now: 5 Sermons from Black Preachers this Week

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Listen and learn from these black preachers.
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Journaling for Pastors: Our own pain and limits amidst chaos

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We can face our own pain and the pain of the world.
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What I’m Praying Now: Litanies and Confessions, Prayers for Justice

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A resource for confession and prayer around racial justice.
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4 Ways to Deliver a Message When You Cannot Preach

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Engage your community with creative alternatives to a traditional sermon.
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Good Grieving in the Coronavirus Era

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Create safe and meaningful memorial and burial services.
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What I’m Reading Now: Embracing Contradictions

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We recommend a book for uncertain times.
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Journaling for Pastors: reflect on your past

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Enter into the spiritual practice of journaling.
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Sabbath Lessons in Quarantined Time

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During this intentional time of stopping, the biblical Sabbath has much to teach us.
All Churches Are In An Interim: 3 Values for Liminal Times

All Churches Are In An Interim: 3 Values for Liminal Times

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Interim ministry has insightful lessons for how to lead during a pandemic.
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Pandemic Pastoring 101

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You are getting through this pandemic, and you are more equipped for it than you think.
Faithful Adaptation: Leadership in Uncertain Times

Faithful Adaptation: Leadership in Uncertain Times

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It is possible to lead well through disorienting times.
What I'm Reading: We. Need. To. Stop.

What I’m Reading: We. Need. To. Stop.

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Angela Denker's reminder to stop, pray, listen, and breathe is as timely as ever.
What I'm Reading: The 20-Second Gift of Washing Your Hands

What I’m Reading: The 20-Second Gift of Washing Your Hands

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How washing your hands can turn into a meaningful spiritual practice.
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Stewardship in the Time of Coronavirus

For many, the sense of financial vulnerability is very real right now. Read some suggestions for continuing to fund your congregation's mission during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Taking care of yourself as a pastor in a time of crisis

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It's tempting to manage the anxiety of others in a time of crisis, but we can lead best by managing our own anxiety.
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Online Church During a Pandemic

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This worship leader has led church online for years and has guidance for being the church during this crisis.
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The Good Old Days and Other Works of Fiction

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Stories explain who we are and how we got to be this way, but some stories limit organizations.
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For Such a Time as This

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In the midst of chaotic times, using innovation thinking can help us discover new ways to lead.
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Authentic preaching: three ways to ensure your sermons aren’t faking Good News

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Revive these spiritual practices to connect with God and bring authentic joy to your preaching.

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