John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
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I think and convey ideas more clearly at a desk with a pen in hand than I do on my feet in front of a group of listeners. That’s why books about writing and reading occupy much of my time.
I support my church's requirement that retired clergy stay away. But nobody warned me how much I would miss all this—or if they did, I wasn't listening.
In this world of constant change, one thing remains predictable: the WSJ will never miss an opportunity to bash mainline churches.
It has been a season of losses. I've been reminded of the importance of knowing how to respond, and how not to.
My hope is that those of us who rely on the Century today will create the financial strength to guarantee that there will be a Century in the future.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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