How can something as outdated as the Old Testament serve churches who are striving for new ways of showing discipleship in the world? As the book of Ecclesiastes reminds us, “There is nothing new under the sun.” Cameron B. R. Howard, associate professor of Old Testament shares her insights on the Faith+Lead blog.
It’s the time of year in the United States when families gather together to feast and give thanks. Though Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, the act of giving thanks is a central practice
The Agile Church
Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age
Dwight J. Zscheile
What if the uncertainty in our current cultural context is a spiritual opportunity for churches to flourish? This is the question Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation at Luther Seminary, considers in “The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age”–a well-rounded resource of theory and practices for the church, with a helpful study guide.
As innovation becomes a buzzword, it’s easy for church members and leaders to reduce it to a trend. But how might it play a powerful role in renewal? Terri Elton, associate professor of leadership at Luther Seminary, examines this concept in her latest post on the Faith+Lead blog.
We may not always look to the mountains per se, but we continue to lift our wonder-filled eyes to see God and the work being done in our lives and those who surround us. Psalms does just that by inviting us into the community of faith. What more could we want from a book of the Bible? Diane Jacobson, professor emerita of Old Testament, examines her favorite passage.
Reformation Day is approaching. 502 years after Luther is said to have nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, ushering in dramatic changes in the church and world, we find ourselves in the midst of another profound shift.