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”

Depression, coping with job loss takes a spiritual toll

You’ve heard the story before. Mitchell has worked for his company for 20 years. Five more years and he can retire with benefits. Today, he begins work like he does every day: coffee in hand, computer warming up, ledger ready to be filled. Except this day is different. Just before Mitchell sips the coffee, hisContinue reading “Depression, coping with job loss takes a spiritual toll”