Death and resurrection of an urban church

 This post comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s magazine Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis has redefined what it means to serve its urban community. The approach is simple: See your neighbors as children of God. For an idea of how Broadway United [Read More...]

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Jazz, entrepreneurship, and tradition

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As an enthusiastic jazz fan and an appreciator of business entrepreneurship, I enjoy watching folks make it up as they go along. Nothing affirms my sense of human beings as “co-creators” with God (a favored term of that great co-creator, J R R Tolkien) more than listening to the swooping, soaring melodic lines of a [Read More...]


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Living out the gospel by teaching, not preaching

Memphis Teacher Residency intern Starr Garrett teaching at Kingsbury Elementary, a Memphis public school. MTR participants live and work together in a yearlong internship, then commit to teach in Memphis' underserved schools. Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht

This post comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum and in another post from Faith & Leadership. They prepare for their mission by meeting regularly [Read More...]


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Martin Luther King Jr. on the Blueprint of Life

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“What is your life’s blueprint?” Six months before he was murdered, Martin Luther King delivered a short but exceptionally insightful address on this question. As we remember him this Martin Luther King Day, this speech ought to be remembered alongside his more famous addresses. In just 563 words, delivered at Barratt Junior High School in [Read More...]


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The shark tank of social entrepreneurship

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By Cindy Dean and Jay Moon Over 140 students, pastors, and business leaders convened this October to discover how they could impact the world through business.  At an event called The Asbury Project, 10 students (selected from more than 30 applicants) presented business proposals to compete for $10,000 worth of prize money to launch mission-minded, [Read More...]


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COMMUNITY DEVLOPMENT FORUM: Shining God’s light on a corner

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the last few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK has been [Read More...]


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