Leading from the belly

Pastoral plenty

Seventy-eight percent of all clergy are either overweight (48 percent) or obese (30 percent).” —Pulpit & Pew Research Project

I was sitting in my usual seat behind the pulpit, famished, thinking, “Will this anthem ever end?” My stomach was growling. Only through heroic spiritual effort was I able to put thoughts of lunch aside and pronounce the benediction.

Have you ever had a wedding reception at the Forest Hills Country Club? Now they know how to do hors d’oeuvres right! The reception food at the Northwestern Hotel is surprisingly good too. Their ham biscuits are to die for.


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