5 Ways You Can Avoid On-The-Job Burnout

You’ve probably heard the saying that doctors make the worst patients. As a chaplain, I can testify that caregivers are the very worst at taking care of ourselves. Prioritizing self-care is hard for a lot of us. We live in a society that encourages and praises...

Triple dipping

Smart phone apps can be a boon or a boondoggle, depending on whether they promote productivity (thereby saving time), or goofing off (thereby wasting the same). I don’t want to suggest that game playing can never be worthwhile, but anyone who has dabbled in...

Avoiding the Twin Dangers of False Body Images

Technology has enabled the creation of false, unhealthy images of beauty. Pictures in many magazines today are not real. They are altered depictions of people that often are no more accurate than the portraits produced by caricature artists. Thankfully, in recent...

3 Reasons Why So Many Ministers are Fat

In the week that dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer in Britain, declared that obesity is now so common that society is “normalizing being overweight,” I attended a ministers’ meeting where two-thirds of those present were grossly overweight. I...

Time to Exercise a Theology of Physical Fitness

Standing on the opposite side of what early Christians called “acedia” or sloth is the workaholic whose mind at the very least, and body often move compulsively. They function differently and, therefore, have unique individual and societal impacts, but, in...