LEAVEN is a non-profit journal published quarterly by the Religion Division at Pepperdine University. LEAVEN exists to help fellow Christians think together about the challenges of ministry. LEAVEN’S objective is to make theological reflection about Christian ministry accessible to the modern reader. LEAVEN is aimed at the general reader with no formal training in biblical, historical, theological, or pastoral studies; yet it is written by those trained in the standards of scholarship and ministry, reflecting high technical accomplishment thus forming a body of knowledge to be shared by those engaged in Christian ministry. LEAVEN’S board, guest editors, and writers constitute women and men from diverse cultural backgrounds committed to the ministry of Christ in a broken world.