- - Friday, September 4, 2015
***It seems not as many pastors are burning out and leaving the ministry as we often hear—even though the stress of the job is reported to be high.

(2) Pope Francis: Forging a legacy (Robert Mickens, National Catholic Reporter)

***Author asks: Can Francis leave a lasting impact on the church that none of his successors will ever be able to undo?.”
(3) The Morality of Work (Fr. James Schall, Acton Institute)

***In time for Labor Day. Here is some clear thinking about the relationship between faith and work.
***School doesn’t want to allow anything that refers back to “solving problems through violence.” Seems commendable at first. But, as the author of this article writes, most parents who send their kids to this school are probably counting on the school’s security officer being committed to solving some problems through violence.

(5) One Baptist Church’s ‘Lazarus Story’ (Karen Willoughby, Baptist Press)
***I’m always encouraged by these stories, especially when they dig deeper into the story—both the joy and the sorrow—along with the specific, logistical steps taken. The pastor in this story happens to be a friend of mine, so I enjoy it all the more.

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