Peloton's message for pastors
From self-care to relationships with similar others, there are off-the-bike lessons to be learned from Peloton instructors, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Holly K. Oxhandler: Caring for others' spirituality starts with cultivating your own
Caregivers must be able to recognize the image of God within themselves in order to care for it within others, says the author of a recent book.
Naming the beast, shifting power, taking a breath
As we resume connection, our fears ease and contemplation becomes possible, a priest and a psychologist write.
WOOPing a meaningful Lent: Seeking joy through changing behaviors
A practice to promote well-being offers the possibility of joy despite brokenness, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Peer groups for pastors can create a healthy ecosystem of support
A supportive space for pastors where they don’t have to explain their work can be key in preventing isolation in ministry.
This Ash Wednesday, mourning scours our hearts
The last two years have deepened our experience with grief. As we move into the season of Lent, a pastor and assistant professor asks what has been learned.
Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie: Good enough can be a gracious plenty in the face of impossible expectations
In their new book of devotions, Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie of the Everything Happens Initiative offer brief reflections, resonant prayers and actionable next steps for those who want off the path of relentless individual perfectionism.
Healing our image of God
Our notions of God are inevitably colored by our wounds and constrained by the limits of what we imagine to be possible. It’s so easy to mistake the flood of self-rejecting voices for God’s voice.
Is it even possible for pastors to practice rest and self-care?
Like many essential workers, pastors are pushed to work very hard for very little. It’s no surprise that so many of us are tired.