Enduring Ministry / Author’s Intro

From time to time readers ask me to offer a personal introduction to Enduring Ministry. May this brief video be an encouragement and a useful tool for your reflection and conversations. https://youtu.be/VGfiryTklI8 Learn more about Enduring Ministry . . . Enduring Ministry's Cover and...

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The Gospel of Mark in Poem and Image

"Truly this man was the son of God . . ." (Mark 15:39) In sixteen action-packed chapters, the Gospel of Mark makes haste to convince readers of the good news of Jesus Christ. This collection of ninety-one reader's poems, combined with...

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Leaning Into the Future: A Study of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery

By Samuel Rahberg, Director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery 2675 Benet Road, Saint Paul, MN 55109 | srahberg@stpaulsmonastery.org | info@samuelrahberg.com First printed in The American Benedictine Review (65:1, March 2014) SETTING THE CONTEXT The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery, like retreat...

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Faith & Leadership: Befriending Your Limits

Part of effective Christian leadership is learning when to reach beyond and when to accept our own limitations. A spiritual director offers some thoughts and advice on how to do that. This article was first published on 7 Mar...

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Enduring Ministry Reflection, Celebrating the Release

This reflection is based on Samuel Rahberg’s remarks at the 17 Jan 2017 book release of Enduring Ministry: Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership (Liturgical Press), hosted by the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery. We are formed,...

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The Gospel of John in Poem and Image

"In the beginning was the Word . . ." The Gospel of John opens with rich poetic imagery and unfolds into twenty-one chapters full of symbols and signs that point to Jesus Christ as truly human and truly divine....

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Cover Approved for “Enduring Ministry”

am pleased to announce that Liturgical Press has approved the cover for my book Enduring Ministry: Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership, now in queue for January 2017. It was designed by the talented Amy Marc (www.amymarc.design), who has visually...

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How To Foster A Healthier Year In Ministry

This article was first published 12 Jan 2016 in "Faith & Leadership", a publication of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. Click here to view the original. Most Christian leaders can understand the way the most sincere intentions for well-being too...

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Natural Connections

ometimes Creation itself can help our agendas and worries recede long enough for us to sense the nearness of God. Not long ago, I was sitting beside a humble trout stream in the Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota with my...

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Spiritual Imagery and Experiences for New Contemplatives

The following article appeared in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction (Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015) and was written in collaboration with several young adult spiritual directors identified by Spiritual Directors International as New Contemplatives. They are Rachel Bruns, Becky...

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