Work and Rest // Tension and Synergy

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Anyone serving in a church, paid or unpaid, can identify with the strain Glenn Packiam shares in his recent post about the tension between busy church life and the contemplative life at rest in Jesus. In it he quotes Gregory (Bishop of Rome, b. 540), who wrote: “On every side I am tossed by the […]

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Burnout Is Not the Martyrdom Jesus Meant

There has been an unseen burnout epidemic among pastors for years, and it’s finally getting noticed and discussed on a wider scale, spreading through the blogosphere and even making the New York Times. After reading some of the articles, I stopped to see what the Mayo Clinic had to say about burnout. They list a […]

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