Leadership for a Bold Church
We’ve asked Bill McKinney, PSR’s President Emeritus, to write a regular blog for this website, and we’re delighted that he’s agreed. Bill’s academic training in Sociology of Religion, his long tenure as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and his many years in theological education make him one of the keenest observers we know of American churches and the public voice of American religion. In his new position as Senior Consultant for the Center for Progressive Renewal, Bill continues his work toward greater vitality for both “historic and emerging faith communities”.
Bill will post regularly in this space. He speaks for himself, of course—not on behalf of PSR or the PSR faculty—but we think you’ll find his words insightful and provocative as always. You’re welcome to post comments, but Bill also welcomes your e-mail to him directly, at wmckinney[at]psr[dot]edu.
Recently I was asked to comment on a report to a local church prepared by a consultant representing a national church organization that specializes in helping congregations make “life or death”
I'll be talking about recent research on American religion and its implications for congregations in a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Center for Progressive Renewal.
I want to give a plug to a new book by an old friend. Mark Henry Miller is a retired United Church of Christ minister I have known for over 30 years.
Spring Reading: Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches by Omri ElishaMay 8, 2012 - 4:20pm — wmckinney
In the early pages of the book Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches, Omri Elisha lets the reader know that he is a native New Yorker, who is Jewish a
Political scientist Charles Murray has written a lot of books. All of them have been provocative. Some have been downright nasty.
Few people have read The Real Romney by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, which I found one day on the shelves of my local library.
The pile of recently-read-but not-yet-reviewed books in the living room has grown in the past couple of months and the text messages from amazon.com remind me there are new books coming later this
On May 2, 2010 a new study was released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. This may not excite a lot of people, but it should!
I will be returning to Hartford Seminary to teach a course, Organizational Leadership for Ministries of Compassion and Justice, which will combine face-to-face and online learning opportunities.
I'll be keynoting the annual Craigville Colloquy on Cape Cod July 16-19 with two presentations on the future of Mainline Religion.