Dr. Melissa Hofstetter of Shepherd Heart joins me today for a fascinating discussion of neuroscience, trauma, and pastoral self-care. As too many pastors live on the verge of burnout (or worse), this is an important discussion that begs close attention. I hope you’ll join us and find it helpful.
Now that we’re well into 2021, we’ve discovered that all the problems of 2020 didn’t just magically go away, alas. We can expect 2021 to maintain continuity with 2020, and in fact, carry forward the trends that have led us to where we are today. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Faith,…
Welcome to “Two Minute Tuesday,” which ended up being three minutes. Oh well. Here’s a quick hit of audio magic about why you should not put all your eggs in the social media basket. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gcigd4/Email.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Some of these interviews are so good they bear repeating; this one definitely falls in that category. Rev. Dr. Laurence Hesser is the pastor of a mid-sized United Methodist church in rural Tennessee. His own quest to understand his congregation’s needs led him to quickly learn how to make quality video, and has seen his…
Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Washington, DC, a congregation that is setting aside its beautiful neo-Gothic sanctuary for the intimacy of worship in the home. She reflects on this experience as a new setting for the Holy to emerge in our lives. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fig6nc/Julie_Pennington-Russell6rykq.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
In this inaugural episode, I’ll interview Tom Cox, interim pastor of Hot Metal Bridge, a faith community in downtown Pittsburgh. Tom describes this amazing ministry and its move toward holding worship services via Zoom. Creativity and flexibility are the keys. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rw2qnn/Mastermind_1_-_Stereo_Mix9znct.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
As some of us move worship back into our sanctuaries, what have we learned while doing online worship that we’d like to bring into our sanctuaries with us? https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/aj5rsq/Tuesday_10-129m9qf.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download