Tag Archives: burnout

Keep Calm and Carry On

The West-Ark congregation recently hosted Hal Runkel’s Scream-Free seminar. I recommend his seminar for your church or organization. His three books, Scream-Free Parenting, Scream-Free Marriage, and Choosing Your Own Adulthood are simple but profound reads. Check out his website for more great resources and information on Hal Runkel’s work. Like me, Hal is a…

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Analysis Paralysis and Burnout: When Loving Our Neighbors is Exhausting

“Are you trying to make us depressed?!” my peer interrogated, with an exasperated tone. My fellow PhD students and I had just been informed that we would be required to complete what is called the Intercultural Development Inventory. The survey, which only takes about 45 minutes to complete, is designed by a company…

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Book Review: “Zeal without Burnout” by Christopher Ash

Over the last several years, I have heard many people talking about the topic of ministerial burnout. Whether or not you are convinced this is a real phenomenon, it’s hard to deny the facts: many people leave the Christian ministry every month. For one reason or another, they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.…

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