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.