M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet.
I can still smell the wet canvas and sawdust of my father's revivals. He believed that any self-respecting revival was held in a tent.
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?
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