Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please see if our partners can help or contact us.

Institutions

How can institutions best be kept institutionally strong and focused on their essential missions?

By thinking in a way that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition. L. Gregory Jones coined the phrase “traditioned innovation” to describe a biblical way of leading that integrates the transformative work of Christ into our ongoing identity as the people of God rooted in biblical Israel’s calling.

This is not a simple recipe for renewal. Rather it is calling for a Pentecost experience that transforms all of us and our institutions. This is a core teaching of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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