Pastoral Burnout, Healing Spiritual Wounds and How To Hack an Election

Anyone who knows a few pastors probably knows someone who has struggled with burnout. Ministry always has been an atypical job with lots of unique demands and stressors, but as reported in a Barna Research Group study discussed in a new article called "Why Pastors Leave the Ministry," it's a growing … Read more about Pastoral Burnout, Healing Spiritual Wounds and How To Hack an Election

TNT: Jesus & Bible Movies

In this throw-down Bo chats with Micky, Callid, Pete Rollins and Tripp about all of the Jesus and Bible themed movies and what they mean to our culture. Earlier, Bo had blogged some thoughts about this whole issue. Now the gang chimes in. The Theology Nerd Throwdown is excited to welcome … Read more about TNT: Jesus & Bible Movies

Jesus (movies) On My Mind

I have Jesus on my mind a lot these days. The 'Son of God' movie was released last weekend. I was semi-interested in the conversation surrounding its release but with a trip to the East coast for family stuff and being off the internet most of time, I watched it all from a distance. The … Read more about Jesus (movies) On My Mind

A ‘Kind’ of Conservatism

Three encounters in the past month have opened my eyes to a ‘kind’ of conservatism that I am suspicious I was not hip to previously. In the heated spectrum-thinking cultural climate that exists today, it is easy to get distracted by the exaggerated and inflammatory. What is more difficult to … Read more about A ‘Kind’ of Conservatism

When God Is Too Powerful

A dear friend of mine is in her final semester of a psychology degree. Somehow Martin Buber came up. The  famous work  of the Jewish thinker  - “I and Thou” -  is such a powerful idea from the early 20th century that is resonates in both psychology and theology. Keith Ward explains in God: a … Read more about When God Is Too Powerful