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  • Pastors’ spouses who serve with joy

    Posted Nov 17, 2014 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | In my last blog post, I wrote about being good enough to be a pastor’s spouse and the fact that many spouses feel they cannot measure up to the role and expectations of serving in ministry with their clergy spouse. The resolution was found in ll Corinthians 3:5: “not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God” (NASB).

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  • Where we dream the world

    Posted Nov 05, 2014 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    By Callie J. Smith | Educator and activist Parker J. Palmer wrote a recent piece for the On Being blog whose title alone suggests volumes: “The Modern Violence of Over-Work.” Over-work is an issue. As needful as rest is for clergy, it’s needful for laity, too. Unique as the pastor’s roles are, and uniquely relentless as the pastor’s responsibilities can be, clergy inhabit these roles and responsibilities in a larger culture which itself struggles with imbalance.

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  • Clergy coaching when “this changes everything”

    Posted Oct 23, 2014 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Lawrence Peers | Naomi Klein concludes her recent book, This Changes Everything, by sharing her discussion with a friend about what she should ask a world leader she was going to be meeting. The friend said, “Ask him: History knocked on your door; did you answer?” Klein concludes, “That’s a good question, for all of us.”

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