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.
Heather Bradley and Miriam Bamberger Grogan offer a hard-working playbook for addressing ministerial overload.
Ministry today requires multiple strategies and layered identities.
In 1963, at the height of segregation, Martin Luther King, Jr. called for creating the beloved community. He exhorted all Americans to stand for justice, not by eradicating our differences but by affirming and claiming our identity, heritage, and legacy. His vision of the beloved community embraced principles of inclusion: sharing the rich resources of the earth; eliminating poverty, hunger, and homelessness; and combating racism and discrimination.
"People sometimes come in guarded and defensive. But they want to be understood, and they want to minister well."