Pastors and their complex relationship with their work—and with themselves
The clergy are all right—at least, as all right as anyone else is.
Being a pastor is bad for your health. The Clergy Health Initiative aims to study this problem and begin to correct it.
Many of the recent articles about clergy burnout suggested that it's a symptom of cognitive dissonance: pastors think their job ought to be a particular kind of work and are frustrated when it ends up involving something else. None of the media coverage, however, offered a compelling description of the call to ministry itself.