Self-Care Vital for Effective Ministry

Self-Care Vital for Effective Ministry

The job of a ministry is heavy and complex. Caring for the grieving, offering marital advice, praying for the worried and anxious is challenging. Toss a global pandemic in the mix and things get even more stressful and overwhelming. The pandemic has caused widespread...
The Strangest Pastoral Advice I’ve Ever Given

The Strangest Pastoral Advice I’ve Ever Given

“Try being an atheist.” That’s the strangest pastoral advice I’ve ever given. It wasn’t a joke or a trick either. A friend (not a church member) came to me for help because they were struggling with suicidal ideation. “What do you do if god hates you?” That was how...
Emerging Voices | Rebuilding Deconstructed Lives

Emerging Voices | Rebuilding Deconstructed Lives

A large bulldozer demolished the bridge in front of me. “I’m just trying to get home!” I exclaimed with my face in my palms as I watched. One of the most troubling aspects of living in Waco, Texas, has been driving amid the ongoing construction of Interstate 35. It is...