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  • The gift of grit and memory: Laurie Haller’s “Recess”

    Posted Jun 03, 2015 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    By Robert C. Saler | Rev. Laurie Haller, who blogs at http://lauriehaller.org/, has written a profound and stimulating memoir of her experience on a Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program leave. Recess: Rediscovering Play and Purpose is a book that will benefit anyone thinking about what it means to craft and pursue a sabbatical program in the context of parish ministry.

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  • The gathering 2015

    Posted Jun 01, 2015 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | I recently consulted with a group of pastors’ spouses to talk about how Christian Theological Seminary could support them as they worked in ministry with their clergy spouse. My goal was to talk about what personal needs were not being met, considering they were spending so much time taking care of others.

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  • Being the head, heart, hand, and body of the future church

    Posted May 21, 2015 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Lawrence Peers | It is customary in my work training clergy group facilitators for me to begin our conversation by recognizing the changing religious landscape in which we are doing ministry. Using a graphic facilitation process, we map the challenges that are already, near, or far on the horizon. In recent months, this conversation has happened readily, and it is hard for me to capture in writing the numerous challenges as quickly as they are named.

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