“Best of Preaching and Preachers” Episode 62: The Pastor and His Rest

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. David Murray joins me for a discussion on the pastor and his rest. Dr. Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church.

Guest(s): David Murray


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Murray’s current ministry with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church
  • A brief discussion on Dr. Murray’s new book Reset
  • How Dr. Murray prevents being overwhelmed by what seems like unlimited ministerial opportunities
  • Why pastors should learn to say no
  • Why pastors should learn to discern the difference between doing more ministry and doing ministry well
  • The role of friends, family, and the church in helping a pastor prevent burnout
  • How we should look at heroes of the faith and their demanding schedules
  • How to find the balance of work and rest in ministry
  • The theological foundations for rest
  • The role of recreation in resting


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