Burnout Resources

Here are a few resources on burnout. Articles Helping Senior Pastors Overcome Depression and Burnout: Written to help pastors specifically, but has so many good insights both theologically and practically for overcoming burnout. How I Recovered From Burnout: 12 Keys to Getting Back: Short article written from ministry/Christian perspective. Why Do We Work Too Much?: … Continue reading Burnout Resources

Let’s Save Apocalyptic Thinking for the Actual Apocalypse

The apocalypse is personal for me. In 1994, Harold Camping predicted the end of the world and the return of Jesus, despite the fact that Jesus himself says no one knows when he will return (Matthew 24:26). When I was young, Camping's heresy infiltrated the church my parents were attending at the time and some … Continue reading Let’s Save Apocalyptic Thinking for the Actual Apocalypse

The Hidden Cause of Burnout

Burnout—the state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion—is a hot topic these days (sorry for the fire-related puns). There's even been a whole book written on how Millennials (my generation) has become the "burnout generation." Writers often blame a wide-variety of things that cause burnout. Explanations have ranged from the pressures placed on kids from … Continue reading The Hidden Cause of Burnout

Nominal Versus Genuine Believers

CHINOs are unfashionable. I'm not talking about the pants, but CHristians In Name Only (CHINO). Maybe you've heard the same concept under the definition of "nominal Christian." But what is a "nominal Christian" versus a genuine believer? A nominal Christian (Christian in name only) is someone who uses God as a means to some other end. Nominal Christians are … Continue reading Nominal Versus Genuine Believers

2022 in Books

Rediscover Church by Jonathan Leeman and Collin Hanson (January) How to Reach the West Again by Tim Keller (January) The Family Firm by Emily Oster (January) Spirit and Sacrament by Andrew Wilson (January) Becoming Whole by Brian Fikkert and Kelly Kapic (January) Jesus and John Wayne by Kristen Kobes Du Mez (January) Personal Kanban by … Continue reading 2022 in Books