There are things a pastor cannot do.
I don’t typically write about things like productivity, although it is a topic that interests me. In fact, I do a lot of reading about productivity techniques, I’m a moderator of the Productive Pastor group on Facebook, and I’ve even done a couple of interviews for the podcast about productivity in ministry. I’ve spent significant […]
I have wrestled with distraction my whole life. It has taken a number of different forms over the years and has been spurred on by a wide variety of catalysts. Sometimes we can’t help but become distracted by significant events or relationships in our lives, but more often distraction seems to be a choice. […]
I am thrilled to welcome my friend Peter White to the blog as we continue to discuss self-care and the Christian life. Peter is an Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and a trained Spiritual Director. He writes at The Sabbath Life. When my wife and I got married nearly 10 years ago, […]
This year has been a difficult one for me. It started out with an overwhelming workload last December that culminated in near burnout at the start of this fall. It led to some spiritual dissatisfaction, some frustration with the shape and progress of my leadership efforts, and some miscommunication/misunderstandings with members of my church. […]