When Pastoring Hurts Too Much

When Pastoring Hurts Too Much

As a young, newly minted pastor I received a lot of advice. One piece of advice I remember someone giving me was that if I could do anything else other than pastoring successfully I should do it. The idea being that for one who is called to the ministry, God will not...
When the Personal Well Runs Dry

When the Personal Well Runs Dry

Pastoring can be very challenging at times. We are expected to always be ‘on’. To always be prepared to deliver a key thought, sermon, devotional, homily. Most times, I’ve been able to keep up. Unlike many of my colleagues, I enjoy speaking / teaching. It comes naturally to me, always has. Even still, there are times when I am spent, emotionally, spiritually or physically. In those moments, I still have to work. I’m still expected to contribute.

BOOK REVIEW: Vulnerability

BOOK REVIEW: Vulnerability

What do you think of when you think of being vulnerable? Chance are, it isn’t anything positive. In the world’s eyes, being vulnerable is equated with being weak, inferior, undesirable. Brad Hambrick starts his book, Vulnerability, by admitting that vulnerability can be seen as something painful or dangerous. We’ve learned to hide ourselves from others.