Episode 71: The Pastor and Laziness

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Eric Geiger joins me in a discussion on the pastor and laziness. Eric serves as a Senior Vice President at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division.

Guest(s): Eric Geiger


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

  • A brief discussion on Eric’s current ministry at LifeWay
  • Understanding hard work in light of God’s grace
  • The pendulum swing from workaholism to laziness
  • 5 warning signs that laziness is creeping into your ministry
  • Sign 1: Learning less
  • Sign 2: Listening less
  • Sign 3: Evaluating less
  • Sign 4: Coaching less
  • Sign 5: Complaining more
  • Why laziness is a sin
  • Effects of a lazy pastor on his congregation
  • How pastors can fight laziness
  • The difference between rest, recreation, and laziness


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