One of the gifts of the last few months is a virtual “happy hour” with clergy friends who live a couple of states away. Normally I see them once a year. Now, thanks to Zoom, we spend time with each other every Monday afternoon. I treasure this every single week.
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.
Word spread quickly that Facebook is blocking churches or removing videos of music that was pre-recorded. I called CCLI, the music licensing company, and my belief that Facebook is inherently unreliable was reinforced by what I heard.
Rev. Todd Young is the rector of an Episcopal parish in Hagerstown, Maryland. He admits his concerns about celebrating the Eucharist online and discusses how he came to terms with this new online world we’re living in.
Many of us are trying to figure out how to fit in a whole new set of demands into our routine. Trying to fit the priorities of both in-person and online worship together can be maddening.
Last week, eight persons were murdered by a gunman motivated by racism, misogyny, and a toxic brand of faith and purity culture. Even worse, it is reported that over 4000 incidents of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans have been reported since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This largely unreported problem is now in…
Rev. Jake Morrill is in his 18th year as Lead Minister of a thriving congregation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He’s also a non-profit executive director, a therapist, and a clergy coach, anchored in Bowen Family Systems Theory. He teaches systems thinking through the Bowen Theory Education Center and works with clients through the Bowen Center for…