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Addressing a history of enslavement is key to reparations

A pastor and a sociologist write about the process that a congregation went through to understand and address the enslavers enshrined in their windows.

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November 1, 2022

Daniel J. Bernardo: Interim leaders aren’t just placeholders

Too often, interim leaders are expected to tread water while an institution searches for a replacement. That’s an important opportunity lost, both for the person and for the organization, says the author of a book on interim leadership in higher education.

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Bob Smietana: Why the decline of the church matters to everyone

As churches slowly disappear, so does the good they do in the world. That’s a loss for everyone, says a longtime religion journalist.

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Pastors were not prepared for the digital demands of the pandemic. What does that teach us about the next crisis?

Of all the new things they were asked to take on during the pandemic, it was technology work and decision making that pastors felt the least prepared for, according to a two-year study from Texas A&M University.

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