Day: October 28, 2013

Depression, burnout and work

A new study from Denmark, in rising clergy burnout problem. Perhaps it is not overwork but an unfair system and too many bosses. Who is a priest’s boss? Self? Bishop? Vestry? and is the church an unfair work environment? What can be changed?

I don’t like my priest

What happens when you don’t really like your parish priest? Does it matter? We certainly don’t “like” everyone we encounter in this life. Some people just rub us the wrong way. It may be something trivial like their voice or their wardrobe — superficial reasons to be sure but even such small things may mask deeper reasons.