Clergy self-care

  1. Review: The Drunkard's Walk

    Article Review: The Drunkard's Walk

    I think of advanced mathematics the same way I think of a regulation-height basketball goal. Both are within my vision, as well as my desire. Neither is within my reach. That…

  2. Flashback Friday: September Gets Personal

    Article Flashback Friday: September Gets Personal

    Some of September's most read, most shared, and most commented-on articles were those addressing questions closest to the hearts of pastors. Why do I feel this way? Tom Bandy…

  3. A Call to Ministry is a Call to Public Life

    Article A Call to Ministry is a Call to Public Life

    I’m told that pastors in a past generation were advised not to share anything personal. “Tell stories – but not about your own life.” I’ve even …

  4. Review: Deep Change

    Article Review: Deep Change

    “What is your favorite book?” When I come across this question—usually as a security check while I’m signing up for some online account—I often end…

  5. 40 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor

    Article 40 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor

    Prepare for the Transition 1. Open your hearts and decide that you are going to love your new pastor. 2. Begin praying daily for the new pastor and family, even as you continue…

  6. Work-Family Balance in Ministry

    Article Work-Family Balance in Ministry

    Perhaps the two best-known leaders in the Christian movement from the 1950s into the 1980s were Billy Graham and Bill Bright. Both men influenced countless pastors who grew up in…

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