Pastoral Burnout: An Interview with Dr. Frank Tallerico

Pastoral burnout is a real and terrible problem. The fact that it is a problem at all only serves to remind us that our world is broken. The fact that it happens so frequently in Evangelical churches is alarming. This should not be so, and the church needs to take a more serious look at … Continue reading

The Ministry of “I Don’t Know”

What could I possibly say to this mother? I didn’t know what it was like to be an addict, nor to be the parent of an addict. Granted we know many individuals who have been addicted to drugs. Our church ministers largely to the recovery community in our town.  But if I am honest, I … Continue reading

The Promise of a Way of Escape (Part 3)

1 Corinthians 10:13 teaches us several things that we can learn about ourselves in the midst of our temptations. Listen to the verse again, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are … Continue reading

What Do We Do When We Are The Ones Who Doubt?

Pastors are not to struggle in their faith. Pastors are not to doubt in their faith. Pastors are not to fail in the subject of spirituality or bottom out in the well of piety. Pastors are supposed to set the pace of spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing in their congregations – right? Yet we do … Continue reading

The Promise of a Way of Escape (Part 2)

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it” (1 Cor. 10:13). We learn three wonderful things about … Continue reading