Tagged With: burnout

Bible Detox for Preachers

One of my sabbatical goals was to read through the New Testament this summer – the church leadership called it “scriptural immersion.”  I was surprised by my resistance to doing it.  My significant burnout was one factor, but that wasn’t the whole story. When I started seminary, I read an article that talked about the danger … Continue reading »

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Spurgeon on the challenges of ministry

This devotion was particularly timely as I contemplate the road out of burnout: From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook” Choice Men (women too, -ed.) August 27 I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:10) This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many … Continue reading »

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