Rhythms of Rest for the Weary Shepherd

Let’s face it – many (if not most) pastors are just plain worn out. Why is this? Well, according to local pastor, author, and professor A. J. Swoboda, such weariness is often engendered and exacerbated by a lack of “good rhythms” in one’s “life of rest.”

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The Death of the 10am Sunday Service

Gathering together on Sunday morning and then scattering out into the world the rest of the week is easy to do in a society that leaves Sunday alone. But we don’t live in that world anymore. We can respond to the change with guilt trips and increased separation from the community we live in, or we can make a few adjustments.