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A religious publishing company estimates that the average pastor buys only six to twelve books per year. What is even more interesting is that the same study reveals the average pastor reads only three books per year.

Visit this section to review new publications and journal articles in the areas of clergy care and education.

Jan 9, 2020

The Work of Healing

Richard Rohr explains why a lack of good and compassionate pastoral and healing practices is making Christianity largely ineffective.

Dec 16, 2019

‘I feel so distant from God’: Popular D.C.-area pastor confesses he’s tired, announces sabbatical

The Rev. Howard-John Wesley announced he was taking a sabbatical during church service at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va., on Dec. 1, reminding us that pastoral health is critical.

Article by Sarah Pulliam Bailey of The Washington Post

May 13, 2019

Pastoral Care 101

Make plans to attend the November Clergy Workshop on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

May 14, 2015

Books for Difficult Times

In the most recent issue of Christian Century magazine, an several pastors, theologians, and seminary professors were asked an important question. The question essentially was to “Is there a book that carried you through difficult, low times in your spiritual journey?” For me, the responses were fascinating.

May 9, 2013

Weight Loss is Ministry’s Gain

At one time, Pastor Eldrick Davis couldn’t preach without a portable oxygen tank. Last year, he lost more than 100 pounds with the support of his congregation and a Duke program to help pastors lose weight and improve their health.

Article by Yonat Shimron
Photo by Alex Maness

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