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These ancient practices are vital to the spiritual life. Here's why they matter in ministry, and how you can foster them in your own life.

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A Seaworthy Soul

A Seaworthy SoulSubscriber Access Only

What it takes for leaders to stay afloat.
The Purposeless-Driven Life

The Purposeless-Driven LifeSubscriber Access Only

What a day of silence taught me about myself and God.
Jesus Didn't Journal

Jesus Didn't Journal

Is there a different pathway to maturity for multi-tasking extroverts?
Run for Your Life!

Run for Your Life!

Your instinct to run away from it all just might transform you.
Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!Subscriber Access Only

Employing the unintuitive power of silence, stillness, and rest.
Seven Things I Hate About Spiritual Formation

Seven Things I Hate About Spiritual Formation

Forget being exotic and elite; it's all about becoming more like Christ.
Pastor, Know Thyself

Pastor, Know Thyself

Uproot your besetting sins with introspection and action.
The Secret Ingredient to Success

The Secret Ingredient to Success

A little grit goes a long way.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Disciplines topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The Spiritual Leader's Vitality

The Spiritual Leader's VitalitySubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
Richard Foster and Henri Nouwen reveal how pastors and other leaders can develop a more intimate relationship with God and lead a life focused on spiritual things.
My Holy of Holies

My Holy of Holies

How all-too-human preachers can prepare their souls to preach.
Why THIS?
We must not forget that we are always standing in the presence of God.
Ben Patterson on Prayer

Ben Patterson on PrayerSubscriber Access Only

God loves the little things, the secret things his servants do.
Why THIS?
God loves the little things, the secret things his servants do.
Having Ears, Do You Not Hear?

Having Ears, Do You Not Hear?

Ancient practices help us stop merely studying the Bible, and start listening to it.
Why THIS?
Eugene Peterson discusses the beauty of listening to the Bible.
Is My Leadership Spiritual?

Is My Leadership Spiritual?Subscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
God wants us to lead from our soul, out of our vulnerability.
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Biodynamics of the Kingdom

Biodynamics of the Kingdom

Diversity strengthens the vine and the branches.
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