Mitigating burnout

By Tali Folkins In 2017, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the Church of England’s General Synod that being a parish priest was the most stressful job he had ever had. “It was isolated, insatiably demanding and I was on the whole working without close colleagues—and that wears people down,” said Welby, who has also … Continue reading “Mitigating burnout”

Education and formation: A new frame for a new world

By Mark MacDonald A simple and heartfelt acceptance of the present reality of the church’s relationship with the broader culture would bring massive, transformational changes to our educational efforts. Christendom—the era of a strong mutual relationship of the church, as an institution, with Western governments and culture—is over. Though it needs to be said that … Continue reading “Education and formation: A new frame for a new world”

Four key strategies that help pastors flourish

By Claire Cusick Composite illustration by Jessamyn Rubio. Unsplash / Photos by Victor Freitas, Sylwia Bartyzel, Anthony Tran and Gift Habeshaw.   Pastors who implement practices like prioritizing their mental health or nourishing friendships flourish in their careers, the Duke Clergy Health Initiative found. Reading the Bible in the early morning quiet. Taking a walk … Continue reading “Four key strategies that help pastors flourish”

What does Newman’s canonisation mean to Anglicans and why does it matter?

By The Revd. Dr. Benjamin King The Revd Dr Benjamin King from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee in Tennessee reflects on the importance of the canonisation of Newman for Anglicans. Newman’s canonisation is important to Anglicans because he was a bridge between communions, transferring a Catholic vision to worldwide … Continue reading “What does Newman’s canonisation mean to Anglicans and why does it matter?”

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros: Why storytelling matters

By Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Poet and writer Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros and her daughter, Brooklyn Yesenia Cisneros. Hinojosa-Cisneros says a story can be a thread between generations. Photo by Erasmo Cisneros When the church uses storytelling, it becomes a shared space where each person is a part of history, writes a poet and author. My grandmother tells a story, entirely in Spanish, … Continue reading “Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros: Why storytelling matters”