Giving thanks for the workers in the harvest

As the year comes to a close and a new one begins, my mind has been reflecting on the Lord’s words to his disciples in Matthew 9:37-38: “”The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” That is true: This newContinue reading “Giving thanks for the workers in the harvest”

Professional clergy are also victims of Great Recession woes

About two months ago I read a book that reported on the state of America’s clergy. It argued that there was a clergy shortage and that countless churches, mostly smaller congregations with less than 100 people, were in need of professionally-trained ministers. Of course, these small congregations found it difficult to attract clergy because ofContinue reading “Professional clergy are also victims of Great Recession woes”