Ministry

Valuing the Vocation of Lay Ministers

When someone asks me about priestly ordination, the underlying message is that the work that I am currently doing would be more valuable or whole if it were performed by a priest.

“Tend My Flock”: The Pastoral Core of Ordained Ministry

I regularly hear fellow priests talk about how their principal responsibilities are to plan and execute Sunday worship. Lay people can visit the sick members of their parishes, they tell me. After all, priests are trained for other things.

The Church of the Introverts

Turning clergy into managers is just the sort of thing one might expect introverted clergy to do even if not deliberately.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Brazos Theological Commentary

Sustained, disciplined reading of this series is an outstanding way for a local pastor to engage with the participants in a great collective effort to renew the faithful interpretation of the Scriptures in and for the Church.