Virtual Convocation and Pastors’ School

Every year, in partnership with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church and The Duke Endowment, Duke Divinity School invites clergy (not just Methodists) for a couple days of enriching lectures and worship. This year, it’s been spaced out throughout September and October and moved to Zoom because ofContinue reading “Virtual Convocation and Pastors’ School”

Preachers are a Pain

Faith and Leadership posted this week an article adapted from my recent book Leading with the Sermon. It begins: Leadership is necessary only if an organization needs to go somewhere and if an organization is accountable to a mission more important than its own survival. Many people in leadership positions vainly try to foster warmContinue reading “Preachers are a Pain”