Ethnography, Conflict, and Pastoral Leadership Open Access

Curtis, Mark (Spring 2021)

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The goal for this project is to provide pastoral leadership in a highly conflicted ministry setting while both addressing the issue of systemic racism facing the church and the wider community and maintaining my sense of self. Ethnography offers social and biblical hermeneutics for effective pastoral leadership to address divisive theological views about ethnicity polarizing the church today. Use of these research methods gives pastors an awareness of the ministry context and a theological hermeneutic through which to be present and engaged in the life of the faith community. 

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