In the midst of a reflection about pastoral commitment (and not making decisions on Mondays), Tom Ascol makes a point about pastoral calling that is helpful; one that makes more and more sense as the years go by. When considering a call to ministry, along with consideration about whether to go, the thought needs to …

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Will Willimon tells the story of his first Christmas in a new appointment serving a very small church, having received the news that his estranged black-sheep father has died in his memoir Accidental Preacher. His stories resonate with experiences of pastoral life, not in a self-serving or manipulative way that presents the pastoral role as …

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This was an interesting article in which the writer describes the concern that pastors live with regarding the well-being of those they serve in ministry. The concern is not a sign something is wrong, rather it is a mark of calling. And it is part of our lives, to some degree or another, every minute …

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