October 16, 2018
Deeply and faithfully loving and caring for oneself is enough — it’s not just a pause between activities, writes a seminary professor and psychologist.read moreabout The purpose of rest is to enable us to work more, right?
July 12, 2017
Pastors need a “back stage,” a place where they can receive the support and care they need to be excellent in ministry and to flourish, according to the Flourishing in Ministry project at the University of Notre Dame.read moreabout Research: The “stages” of ministry
February 21, 2017
Challenges are part of any ministry, yet some clergy thrive despite the inevitable setbacks. New research shows that their keys to success can be boiled down to a few simple strategies available to anyone. Some clergy seem to rise above the fray. They face the same sorts of challenges that are present in any church: […]read moreabout Those who flourish in ministry are intentional about their well-being
November 17, 2015
Photo courtesy of Duke Youth Academy Jesus interrupts violence with peace, and hate with love. The director of Duke Youth Academy says she has been called into the work of interruption, leading conversations with young white people about race, police brutality and injustice. Earlier this year, I spoke to 150 mostly middle school youth at […]read moreabout A white youth worker’s call to anti-racist youth ministry