November 2010

Depression: A Vocational Hazard for Pastors

Early in 2010 Tom Rhodes began to feel overwhelmed by his pastoral duties and barely able to function.

Tom Rhodes is pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh.  Early in 2010 Rhodes began to feel overwhelmed by his duties and barely able to function.  With his wife's urging, Rhodes visited the doctor and received a diagnosis of clinical depression.

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Thanksgiving is a time to remember

The Clergy Health Initiative's own Ed Moore offers a Thanksgiving reflection this week in Faith & Leadership...

The Clergy Health Initiative's own Ed Moore offers a Thanksgiving reflection this week in Faith & Leadership.

Lamenting our culture's current focus on conspicuous consumption, Ed advises us to take time to reflect on our origins.  For by remembering the past and acknowledging a time when we've had little, we can give thanks for what we now have in a more meaningful way.

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Ambition, Pastoral Identity, and Your Schedule

Last week Christianity Today / Leadership published an online article entitled "Pastoral Narcissism: The shadow side of ambition."

Last week Christianity Today / Leadership published an online article entitled “Pastoral Narcissism: The shadow side of ambition.”

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View “A Theology of Food” with Norman Wirzba

Does food – and the methods of its production and consumption – have a bearing on what it means to be a Christian? Norman Wirzba certainly thinks so. Watch his recent interview on Duke's Office Hours.


Does food – and the methods of its production and consumption – have a bearing on what it means to be a Christian?

Norman Wirzba certainly thinks so.  The research professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School and occasional contributor to our blog, shared his views during an episode of Office Hours, an online webcast offered by the Duke Office of News and Communications.

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