Religion & Spirituality
To be a church leader in our time requires not only a clear calling but also courage. If you hope and desire that your faith community will be part of the change for justice and equality rather than one of the obstacles to it, then you need knowledge, commitment and willingness to to risk something big for the sake of something better for all people.
No simple path to change is available. The complexity of how the systems of inequality are maintained is a part of their power. Their hiddenness contributes to keeping the status quo.
Let me make an example of the entangled, complex and hidden aspects of powers of sexism and racism in my own life. My identity as a woman is entangled with my identity as a white person. I both suffer the social exclusions of society and church as a woman, and I benefit from the privileges of society and church as a white-identifed person. At the same time...
Read more of this excerpt at: Equity in Ministry in Episode 8.
Episode 38: Action + Reflection in Preaching
Episode 37: Salience
Episode 36: Improvisation
Episode 35: Overcoming Isolation
Episode 34: Action + Reflection - For Beginnings
Episode 33: Cultivating Questions
Episode 32: Learning Goals, Part 3
Episode 31: Learning Goals, Part Two
Episode 30: Learning Goals
Episode 29: Apprenticeship
Episode 28: Thinking Theologically
Episode 27: Prayer and Preaching
Episode 26: Future Stories
Episode 25: Examen
Episode 24: Vocational Discernment
Episode 23: Sabbath
Episode 22: Transforming Injustice
Episode 21: Practicing Resurrection
Episode 20: Identity and Place
Episode 19: Brick Walls
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