Sabbatical Testimony: Rusty Mckie, Pastor, Sojourn Community Church

The longer I pastor the more I’m convinced that lay leaders in the church should insist their pastors take paid sabbaticals beyond their normal vacation time. The pastors I know love pastoring. They’re happy to sacrificially serve their church, and they don’t complain while they do it. Pastoring is hard, not just in actuality but … Continue reading Sabbatical Testimony: Rusty Mckie, Pastor, Sojourn Community Church

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What will Randy do while he’s gone?

My brother-in-law Bill is a Roman Catholic believer who before his retirement was a diligent and successful insurance executive. During the height of his career, when I was much younger, he would take one week each year and spend it at the Abbey of Gethsemani (http://www.monks.org), a Trappist monastery near Bardstown, Kentucky, the one time … Continue reading What will Randy do while he’s gone?