Becoming a Minister of Listening

By John Helmiere, founding minister of Valley & Mountain.     Over 12 months, the Forum for Theological Education is spotlighting 12 leaders, their stories, and how their passion and call to shape a more hopeful future through Christian ministry guides the impact they are making in their communities, institutions, and universities.  I went to seminary [Read More…]

I Dare You to Ask: On the Value of a ‘Beginner’s Mind’ in a World of Pre-Packaged Answers

In a moment when our world’s submerged ideological divisions are surfacing violently, it is critical that we take the open posture of asking. [Read more…]

The Pathway to Presence: A Mother’s Day Reflection

Over the next 12 months, the Forum for Theological Exploration is spotlighting 12 leaders, their stories, and how their passion and call to shape a more hopeful future through Christian ministry guides the impact they are making in their communities, institutions and universities.  By Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Founder and Director of Faith Matters Network I am [Read More…]