M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet.
The mainline has long congratulated itself for being prophetic because it's good at voting for progressive agendas. But change happens at the local level.
There is much hand-wringing about the future of theological education. Yet graduates still follow the Spirit's call into some form of ministry.
What goes on in the mind of a leader who tires of building consensus and just strives to get things done?
Everyone is ready to bow a knee at the mention of Bonhoeffer’s name. Precious few of us have even heard of Ralph Hamburger.
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