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Gary Dorrien: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black social gospel

Though often overlooked by historians, the Black social gospel — a Black church variant of the social gospel — played a major role in the theology and ministry of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, says the seminary professor and author.

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March 20, 2018

Dave Odom: How do you decide when to pivot?

Shifting direction can be exhausting. The key to a wise pivot is keeping one foot firmly planted on the ground — remembering your mission and values — writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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March 20, 2018

A tiny congregation with a big building is resurrected as a center for peace

Concerned about violence in their city, members of a declining church in Oakland shifted focus, redefined its ministry and invited nonprofit service agencies to work together as the Oakland Peace Center.

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