Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Right on time for sabbatical: The NYT on clergy burnout!

From parishioner and soon-to-be ordained minister Christina...

Evidence Grows of Problem of Clergy Burnout - NYTimes.com

Here's some of what I pondered over on Facebook:

"...wonder if burnout comes from the clergy work itself, or the fact that the work has become a chaplaincy to deadening worldly concerns rather than a witness to the vital kingdom of God...? Then there are figures like Jeremiah to consider... maybe inner suffering comes with a faithfully executed mission. Dunno. That's why I'm away for awhile."

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