The Journal of Religious Leadership is the semi-annual, peer-review publication of the Academy. Begun in 2002, the Journal seeks to provide excellence in scholarship for theological educators around the broad issues of leadership, administration, and finance. The Journal welcomes unsolicited submissions for publication, following the submission guidelines, emailed to the editor at Full-text articles are made available here one year after their publications. This periodical is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database®, a product of the American Theological Library Association, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

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Fall 2011, Vol. 10/2

Religious Leadership in Global Perspective: Learning Leadership
From Our International Neighbors

by Thomas F. Tumblin

What Does it Take to Learn Leadership Across Cultural and Religious Boundaries?
Perspectives, observations, and Suggestions from a Cross-cultural Location
by Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi

A Practical Theology of Leadership with International Voices
by Mark Lau Branson and Juan Francsico Martinez

Spiritual Leadership and Transformational Change Across Cultures:
The SLI Leadership Incubator

by Bryan D. Sims and J. Paulo Lopes

Embracing the Other: Toward an Ethic of Gospel Neighborliness
by Kyle W. Herron

Spring 2011, 10/1

Prophet Leadership: Engagement in Counter-Imagination
by Walter Brueggemann

Role Negotiation and Congregational Leadership
by Raymond A. Reddicliffe

Successful Leadership in the Early Years of Ministry:
Reflections for Leadership Formation in Theological Education

by Kyle Small

Participants with God: A Perichoretic Theology of Leadership
by Jim Horsthuis

Revaluing "Self-Care" as a Practice of Ministry
by Mark Miller-McLemore

Fall 2010, Vol. 9/2

Full Volume 9/2

Introduction: Charisma and Religious Leadership
by Douglas A. Hicks

Charismatic Leadership in the Church:
What the Apostle Paul has to Say to Max Weber

by Rob Muthiah

Charismatic Leaders as Team Leaders:
An Evaluation Focused on Pastoral Leaderhsip

by Douglas A. Tilstra

Using Charisma to Shape Interpretive Communities in Multiethmic Congregations
by Craig Hendrickson

Transitioning from Charismatic Founder to the Next Generation
by William M. Kondrath

Spring 2010, Vol. 9/1

A Calm in the Tempest: Developing Resilience in Religious Leaders
by David 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

Learning, Changing, and Doing: A Model for Transformational Leadership Development in Religious and Non-Profit Organizations
by Skip Bell

Fall 2009, Vol. 8/2

Full Volume 8/2

Volume Introduction
by Lisa Withrow

Via the Broken Ones: Towards a Phenomenological Theology of Ecclesial leadership in Post-Apartheid South Africa
by Elizabeth Petersen and Jannie Swart

A Mighty Fortress: Religious Commitment and Leading for the Common Good
by D. Michael Lindsay

A God at the Margins?: Marcella Althaus-Reid and the Marginality of LGBT People
by Stephen V. Sprinkle

Transformational/Servant Leadership: A Potential Synergism for an Inclusive Leadership Stlye
by Steve Echols

The Center/Margin Leadership Dance: Intergrating Experience in Education and Formation
by Karen Dalton

Book Reveiws

Spring 2009, Vol. 8/1

The Integrity of Ministry: Communicative Theology and the Leadership of Congregations
by Michael Jinkins

Interpretive Leadership During Social Dislocation: Jeremiah and Social Imaginary
by Mark Lau Branson

A Contemplative Empiricism: Methodological Musings for an Artisanal Theology in Religious Leadership Formation
by Lisa M. Hess

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. 7/2

Full Volume 7/2

Gaining Perspective on the Theme of Change
by Craig Van Gelder

Leading in the Midst of Change: A Theologically Grounded, Theoretically Informed Hermeneutic of Change
by Terri Martinson Elton

Change: Exploring Its Implications for Religious Leadership – A Pedagogical Inquiry
by Lisa R. Withrow

Improv in the Streets: Missional Leadership as Public Improvisational Identity Formation
by Scott J. Hagley

Christian Leadership as Communion Imagination in the Public Networking of Organizational Companionship
by Jannie Swart

Spring 2008, Vol. 7/1

Threats to the Formation of Pastoral Leaders in Theological Education: Insights from the Tavistock Model of Group Relations
by Kenneth J. McFayden

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

Church Leadership in the New Testament and Today: An Interview with David L. Bartlett
by David G. Forney

Fall 2007, Vol. 6/2

Defining the Issues Related to Power and Authority in Religious Leadership
by Craig Van Gelder

Success and the Prosperity Gospel: From Commodification to Transformation a Wesleyan Perspective
by Lisa R. Withrow

The Trinity, Leadership, and Power
by Dwight J. Zscheile

The Trinity Applied: Creating Space for Changed Lives
by Thomas F. Tumblin

In the Market of the Cupid Vendors: Foucauldian and Post-Foucauldian Critiques of Ecclesial Power and Leadership
by Stephen V. Sprinkle

Betwixt and Between: The Power of Teaching from the Perspective of Immigrants
by Alan Ka Lun Lai

Spring 2007, Vol. 6/1

Theological Interdisciplinarity and Religious Leadership
by Lisa M. Hess

Leading With Wounds: A Liability or Gift?
by David Goodman

The Secret of Marketplace Leadership Success:
Constructing a Comprehensive Framework for the Effective Integration of Leadership, Faith, and Work

by Mark L. Russell

Learning, Leadership, and Rapid Change
by Sarah Birmingham Drummond

Spring and Fall 2006, Vols. 5/1 and 5/2

Volume Introduction
by David G. Forney and Craig Van Gelder

Understanding Polity in Relationship to the DNA of Denominations
by Craig Van Gelder

To the One Outside the Gate: A Missional Approach to Polity
by David G. Forney

Doing the Unspeakable: Identifying, Developing, and Supporting Leadership Among Quakers
by Thomas H. Jeavons

From Connection to Corporatization: Leadership Trends in United Methodism
by Thomas Edward Frank

Ordination Procedures in the Lutheran Church
by Connie Kleingartner , Richard H. Warneck , and Richard N. Stewart

A More True "Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society": Twoard a Missional Polity for the Episcopal Church
by Dwight Zscheile

Roman Catholic Polity and Leadership
by Sharon Henderson Callahan and James Eblen

Book Reveiws

Spring and Fall 2005, Vols. 4/1 and 4/2

Guest Editors' Note
by Craig Van Gelder and Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Addressing the Question of Canon in the Teaching of Religious Leadership
by Craig Van Gelder and Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Theological Curriculum at Methodist Theological School in Ohio
by Lisa R. Withrow

Integrative Church Leadership: Columbia Theological Seminary's Approach
by David G. Forney

Serving The Promise of Our Mission: Leadership at Luther Seminary
by Sheila Strobel Smith

A "Sense of Reality": How Austin Theological Seminary Teaches Leadership
by Michael Jinkins

Teaching and Learning Leadership at McCormick Theological Seminary
by Deborah Kapp

The Teaching of Leadership at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE)
by Kenneth J. McFayden

Teaching Leadership at the International Theological Center (ITC)
by George B. Thompson, Jr.

Leadership Studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
by Steve Echols and Joe Sherrer

Teaching Leadership at Asbury Theological Seminary: The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)
by Rick Gray

Theorizing Religiously-Based Organization Leadership: Mapping the Intersections
by Russell W. West with John Stoeckle

Book Reviews

Spring and Fall 2004, Vols. 3/1 and 3/2

"Mind the Gap": Closing the Distance between Theological Method,Theological Education, and Practical Theology for Religious Leadership
by Robert K. Martin

Getting Our Bearings: A Schema for Three Ways of Knowing
by David G. Forney

Method in Light of Scriptures and in Relation to Hermeneutics
by Craig Van Gelder

Sensemaking, Discernment, and Religious Leadership
by Lisa R. Berlinger and Thomas F. Tumblin

Dwelling in the Divine Life: The Transformational Dimension of Leadership and Practical Theology
by Robert K. Martin

The Hermeneutics of Leading in Mission
by Craig Van Gelder

A Reflex Model of Leadership Development: A Concept Paper
by Russell W. West

Constructing Faithful Action: Inculcating a Method for Reflective Ministry
by Scott Cormode

Book Reviews

Fall 2003, Vol. 2/2

Writing Cases in Leadership: An Occasion for Pastoral Reflection
by Thomas Edward Frank

Five Loaves for Five Thousand: Practices of Abundance for Religious Leaders in Situations of Conflict
by David G. Forney

Leadership in Ecclesial Contexts: Integration of Art and Competence
by Sharon Henderson Callahan

The Behavioral Competency Approach to Effective Ecclesial Leadership
by Lisa R. Berlinger

Church-Based Theological Education: When the Seminary Goes Back to Church
by Russell W. West

Christian Practices, Congregational Leadership, and the Priesthood of All Believers
by Robert Muthiah

Leadership and Theory: A Practitioner's Reflection
by Michael Jinkins

Book Reviews

Spring 2003, Vol. 2/1

Loving God with Our Minds: The Vocation of the Theological Education in the Life and Leadership of the Church ,
by Michael Jinkins

Religion and Respectful Pluralism in the Workplace: A Constructive Framework
by Douglas A. Hicks

Leadership For Congregational Vitality: Paradigmatic Explorations in Open Systems Organizational Culture Theory
by George B. Thompson, Jr.

Envy: A Study in Church Leadership from an Alternative, Biblical Vision
by Lew Parks

Reaching the "Tipping Point": Fostering a Culture of the Call in the United Methodist Church
by David McAllister-Wilson

Book Reviews

Fall 2002, Vol. 1/2

Docents in the House of Wonder: Pastoral Leadership, Spiritual Transformation and the Sacred Other
by Michael Jinkins

Chaos Theory and Paul's Organizational Leadership
by Richard S. Ascough

Gender, Power and Leadership
by Norma Cook Everist

Multi-Layered Leadership: The Christian Leader as Builder, Shepherd and Gardner
by Scott Cormode

Book Reviews

Spring 2002, Vol. 1/1

Editorial Standards for the Journal of Religious Leadership
by Scott Cormode

The Discourse of Leadership and the Practice of Administration
by Thomas Edward Frank

Toward a Redemptive Organization
by Thomas F. Tumblin

Shifting Images of Church Invite New Leadership Frames
by Sharon Henderson Callahan

Encountering God in the Image of Christ: Iconic Leadership
by Robert K. Martin

The Practice of Christian Governance
by L. Greg Jones

Book Reviews