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D.Min recipients Claire George, Maria Lynn, Larry Perkins, Julie Perry and Matt Winters attend Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond's final graduation ceremony. Image courtesy of BTSR

Victoria Atkinson White: Institutional fragility calls for holy friendships

Friends who encourage us to name the sins, gifts and dreams of our institutions can help us cultivate their sustainability. Where have we become complacent? Where could we be more creative? Where could we take risks?

Legs of a man running on a bridge

Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot

Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving

Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who is director of ministry outreach at Pepperdine University.