Podcast Episode – What Keeps Pastors From Quitting?

I had a great time being interviewed by my good friend Mitch Schultz on the Before You Quit podcast. Mitch also interviewed Steve Kerhoulas, who has been a pastor for over 40 years. You can find the episode here. Our topic was “what keeps pastors from quitting?” Last year, a study by the Barna Group found that 38 percent of Protestant pastors gave serious consideration … Continue reading Podcast Episode – What Keeps Pastors From Quitting?

One Key to Ministry Longevity

One of the most influential recent books on pastoral ministry is Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp. Published back in 2012, I have read it multiple times and been impacted by Tripp’s plea for pastoral faithfulness in the midst of a uniquely challenging vocation.  Some time ago, I picked up my copy and something caught my attention on the back. The book was endorsed by five well-known Christian … Continue reading One Key to Ministry Longevity

Jonathan Edwards and the Rural Pastor: Podcast Episode

I had a the great privilege of traveling up to Wellsboro, PA to be interviewed for a podcast on Jonathan Edwards and the Rural Pastor . My friends to TJ Freeman, Joe Wagner, and Josh MacClaren host the podcast Rural Pastors Talk and it is seriously one of my favorite podcasts out there. They always do a great job and it was neat getting a … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards and the Rural Pastor: Podcast Episode