Pastoral Transitions: Due Diligence

Pastoral Transitions: Due Diligence John R. Cionca, Ph.D. Ten months ago an east coast pastor asked his board if he were still the right person to lead their flock. He had been serving the congregation for 19 years, but they’d been struggling over the past three years. The board went away on a two-day retreat […]

Leading an Interesting Private Life

(When your Public Life is Ministry) A wise psychologist once told me that, in her experience as chair of the ethics committee for the board of psychology, the best way to stay out of ethical trouble was to lead an interesting private life. She had discovered that psychologists who stepped over ethical lines often did […]

Essentials for Mental Health

Essentials for Mental Health But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to unite My avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done For Heaven and […]