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All of the Fun, None of the Work?

It’s the phrase I frequently hear from clergy when I tell them that I’m an Associate Rector. It’s the “truth-in-jest” description of associate clergy… But you know what? This joke represents a highly problematic and diseased vision of church leadership, and I both resent and reject it.

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Benefits of having women in leadership

Although science has never found a link between biology and leadership qualities, women in leadership is often treated as an open question. Perhaps because women have been barred from leadership roles for so long, both by custom and law, many people publicly question the quality of candidates in a pool made up exclusively of women.

The question is rarely handled directly, but is usually tacked on to other issues as a kind of ‘rider issue’. In the aftermath of the tragic […]

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