Journal of Religious Leadership
Articles by Volume
Fall 2017 – Vol. 16 No. 2
Introduction Carson E. Reed and Stephen V. Sprinkle
The Growing Church: A Case Study in Leadership for Change by Courtny B. Davis Olds
Real Ministry: Leading Church Change by Turning to the Reign of God by Jean Halligan Vandergrift
Spring 2017 – Vol. 16 No. 1
Introduction by Sharon Henderson Callahan
Leadership Amidst Institutional Pain by Sarah B. Drummond
Anthropological Telos and Leadership Goals in Theological Anthropology by Michael Wilburn
Manuscript or Notes? Author, Audience, and Spirit in Writing for Preaching by Anne Elrod Whitney
Leading from Abundance by Theresa F. Latini
Fall 2016 – Vol. 15 No. 2
Matthew and Learning Communities by Mark Lau Branson
Holy Dissent: Teaching Religious Leaders to Preach AGAINST the Text by Erica L. Martin
Spring 2016 – Vol. 15 No. 1
Introduction: Light and Leadership by William M. Kondrath
Emergent Fault Lines: Clergy Attitudes toward the Emergent Church Movement by Ryan P. Burge and Paul A. Djupe
The In-Ministry MDiv by Sarah B. Drummond
Fall 2015 – Vol. 14 No. 2
Introduction by Karen Dalton
Disruptive Innovations and the Deinstitutionalization of Religion by Dwight Zscheile
Fostering Space for Creativity in Religious Organizations by Michaela O’Donnell-Long
Song, Poetry, and Movement–Creative Exploration of Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook by Sharon Henderson Callahan
Spring 2015 – Vol. 14 No. 1
Quaker Contributions to an Integration of Spirituality and Leadership by Jay W. Marshall.
Transformative Potentials of Liminal Leadership by Andrew J. Orton and Lisa R. Withrow.
Congregations as “Multivocal” Mentoring Environments: Comparative Research Among Three Protestant Denominations by Charles E. Stokes and Penny Long Marler.
Fall 2014 – Vol. 13 No. 2
Developing Effective Competence Through Spiritual Practice by Sara Shisler Goff.
2014 Fall Introduction by William M. Kondrath.
Motive and Movement: Affective Leadership Through the Work of Preaching by Carson E. Reed.
Feelings in the Bible: Tools for Religious Leadership Education by Lynda Z. Tyson.
Spring 2014 – Vol. 13 No. 1
A Missional Church Processes: Post-Intervention Research by Mark Lau Branson.
A Grain of Wheat: Toward a Theological Anthropology for Leading Change in Ministry by Brad Eirik Hallesby Norheim.
Pastoral Role Modeling as an Antecedent to Corporate Spirituality by Clinton Parker III.
Becoming a Built to Change Congregation by Robert Stephen Reid.
Fall 2013 – Vol. 12 No. 2
2013 Fall Introduction by Sharon Henderson Callahan.
Ministry as Spiritual Practice: How Pastors Learn to See and Respond to the ‘More’ of a Situation by Eileen R. Campbell-Reed and Christian Scharen.
Be Opened: Social Connected Within and Beyond the Deaf Community by Nancy Anne Marie Delich.
A Hermeutic of Appreciation: Cultivating Encounters of Spiritual Experience Within Congregational Ministry by David Forney and Stuart Higginbotham.
Integrative Decision-Making for Christian Leadership: Prudence, Organizational Theory, and Discernment Practices by Paul Kaak, Gary Lemaster, and Rob Muthiah.
Pastoral Spirituality in Everyday Life, in Ministry, and Beyond: Three Locations for a Pastoral Spirituality by Tone Strangleland Kaufman.
Umunthu and the Spirituality of Leadership: Leadership Lessons from Malawi by Harvey C. Kwiyani.
Ecology of the Learning Environment: Creating the Context for Spiritual Formation by Shelley Trebesch.
Spring 2013 – Vol. 12 No. 1
Pastoral Leadership for Police in Crisis in Crisis by Alex Evans.
Mapping Interfaith Leadership in Richmond, VA by Douglas A. Hicks and Rachel Templeton.
The Theorist, The Tactician, and The Translator: Faith-Based Peacemaking and Leadership by Peter M. Sensenig.
Fall 2012 – Vol. 11 No. 2
The Ecology of Vocation by Scott Cormode, Emily Click, Terri Elton, Theresa Latini, Susan Macos, and Lisa Withrow.
The Teaching of Leadership by Norma Cook Everist.
Learning Religious Leadership In Situ by Will Houts and David R. Sawyer.
2012 Fall Introduction by Kristine Stache.
Insisto Rector: Provocative Play for Serious Leadership Learning by Russell W. West and Robert K. Martin.
Spring 2012 – Vol. 11 No. 1
Leadership: A Calling of Courage and Imagination by Sally Dyck.
Not My Fathers Seminary: Leadership Lessons for a New President by Katharine Rhodes Henderson.
2012 Spring Introduction by Deborah Kapp and Lisa Withrow.
Presence, Disjunction, and Intention: A Woman’s Reflection on Leadership by Ruth Anne Reese.
Religious Leaders as Facilitators of Meaning Making by Sandra F. Selby.
Fall 2011 – Vol. 10 No. 2
A Practical Theology of Leadership with International Voices by Mark Lau Branson and Juan Francisco Martinez.
Embracing the Other: Toward an Ethic of Gospel Neighborliness by Kyle W. Herron.
Spiritual Leadership and Transformational Change Across Cultures: The SLI Leadership Incubator by Bryan D. Sims and J. Paulo Lopes.
Spring 2011 – Vol. 10 No. 1
Prophetic Leadership: Engagement in Counter-Imagination by Walter Brueggemann.
Participants with God: A Perichoretic Theology of Leadership by Jim Horsthuis.
Revaluing “Self-Care” as a Practice of Ministry by Mark Miller-McLemore.
Role Negotiation and Congregational Leadership by Raymond A. Reddicliffe.
Fall 2010 – Vol. 9 No. 2
Using Charisma to Shape Interpretive Communities in Multiethnic Congregations by Craig Hendrickson.
Introduction: Charisma and Religious Leadership by Douglas A. Hicks.
Transitioning from Charismatic Founder to the Next Generation by William M. Kondrath.
Charismatic Leaders as Team Leaders: An Evaluation Focused on Pastoral Leadership by Douglas A. Tilstra.
Spring 2010 – Vol. 9 No. 1
A Calm in the Tempest: Developing Resilience in Religious Leaders by David G. Forney.
Improvisation and the Practice of Ministry by Deborah J. Kapp.
Shepherd or One of the Sheep: Revisiting the Biblical Metaphor of the Pastorate by Quentin P. Kinnison.
Fall 2009 – Vol. 8 No. 2
A Mighty Fortress: Religious Commitment and Leading for the Common Good by D. Michael Lindsay.
Via the Broken Ones: Towards a Phenomenological Theology of Ecclesial Leadership in Post-Apartheid South Africa by Elizabeth Petersen and Jannie Swart.
A God at the Margins?: Marcella Althaus-Reid and the Marginality of LGBT People by Stephen V. Sprinkle.
2009 Volume Introduction by Lisa Withrow.
Spring 2009 – Vol. 8 No. 1
Interpretive Leadership During Social Dislocation: Jeremiah and Social Imaginary by Mark Lau Branson.
Reframing the Economics of Pastoral Leadership by Douglas A. Hicks.
Culture American Feudalism, and the Conundrum of Leadership by George B. Thompson, Jr.
Fall 2008 – Vol. 7 No. 2
Leading in the Midst of Change: A Theologically Grounded, Theoretically Informed Hermeneutic of Change by Terri Martinson Elton.
Gaining Perspective on the Theme of Change by Craig Van Gelder.
Spring 2008 – Vol. 7 No. 1
Speaking Grace, Making Space: The Art of Worship Leadership by Kimberly Bracken Long.
First Love and Second Loves: Revisioning a Paradigm of Hope for Pastors by Michael McNichols.
Fall 2007 – Vol. 6 No. 2
Betwixt and Between: The Power of Teaching from the Perspective of Immigrants by Alan Ka Lun Lai.
The Trinity Applied: Creating Space for Changed Lives by Thomas F. Tumblin.
Defining the Issues Related to Power and Authority in Religious Leadership by Craig Van Gelder.
The Trinity, Leadership, and Power by Dwight J. Zscheile.
Spring 2007 – Vol. 6 No. 1
Learning Leadership, and Rapid Change by Sarah Birmingham Drummond.
Leading with Wounds: A Liability or Gift? by David Goodman.
Theological Interdisciplinarity and Religious Leadership by Lisa M. Hess.
Spring/Fall 2006 – Vol. 5 No. 1 & 2
Roman Catholic Polity and Leadership by Sharon Henderson Callahan and James Eblen.
2006 Volume Introduction by David Forney and Craig Van Gelder.
To the One Outside the Gate: A Missional Approach to Polity by David Forney.
From Connection to Corporatization: Leadership Trends in United Methodism by Thomas Edward Frank.
Doing the Unspeakable: Identifying, Developing, and Supporting Leadership among Quakers by Thomas H. Jeavons.
Ordination Procedures in the Lutheran Church by Connie Kleingartner, Richard H. Warneck, and Richard N. Stewart.
Understanding Polity in Relationship to the DNA of Denominations by Craig Van Gelder.
Spring/Fall 2005 – Vol. 4 No. 1 and 2
Leadership Studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary by Steve Echols & Joe Sherrer.
A “Sense of Reality”: How Austin Theological Seminary Teaches Leadership by Michael Jinkins
Serving the Promise of Our Mission: Leadership at Luther Seminary by Sheila Strobel Smith
Teaching Leadership at the International Theological Center (ITC) by George B. Thompson, Jr.
Addressing the Question of Canon in the Teaching of Religious Leadership by Craig Van Gelder and Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Theorizing Religiously-Based Organization Leadership: Mapping the Intersections by Russell W. West with John Stoeckle
Theological Curriculum at Methodist Theological School in Ohio by Lisa R. Withrow
Spring/Fall 2004 – Vol. 3 No. 1 and 2
Sensemaking, Discernment, and Religious Leadership by Lisa R. Berlinger and Thomas F. Tumblin
Getting Our Bearings: A Schema for Three Ways of Knowing by David G. Forney
Method in Light of Scriptures and in Relation to Hermeutics by Craig Van Gelder
The Hermeneutics of Leading in Mission by Craig Van Gelder
A Reflex Model of Leadership Development- A Concept Paper by Russell W. West
Fall 2003 – Vol. 2 No. 2
The Behavioral Competency Approach to Effective Ecclesial Leadership by Lisa R. Berlinger
Leadership in Ecclesial Contexts: Integration of Art and Competence by Sharon Henderson Callahan
Writing Cases in Leadership: An Occasion for Pastoral Reflection by Thomas Edward Frank
Leadership and Theory: A Practitioners Reflection by Michael Jinkins
Church-Based Theological Education by Russell W. West
Spring 2003 – Vol. 2 No. 1
Fall 2002 – Vol. 1 No. 2
Becoming a Leader of No Reputation by R. Scott Rodin
Chaos Theory and Paul’s Organizational Leadership Style by Richard S Ascough
Docents in the House of Wonder by Michael Jinkins
Gender, Power and Leadership by Norma Cool Everist
Multi-Layered Leadership by Scott Cormode
Spring 2002 – Vol. 1 No. 1
Discourse of Leadership and the Practice of Administration by Thomas Edward Frank
Encountering God in the Image of Christ by Robert K. Martin
Shifting Images of Church Invite New Leadership Frames by Sharon Henderson Callahan
The Practice of Christian Governance by L. Gregory Jones
Toward a Redemptive Organization by Thomas F. Tumblin