Pastors at risk


Today I’m in Virginia Beach at Regent U. to help flesh out the details of a 2 year qualitative study of at-risk pastors and spouses. One question: what (besides free room/meals) would make them interested in coming and revealing their at-risk natures.

The ride down yesterday was a joy. Well, it was long, but the Eastern shore of MD is like going back to the 50s. Old buildings with rusted out coca cola signs on the roadside. It is like a trip through the rural south. There are little pentecostal churches scattered along the road. Farms. Rusted out cars. I saw cotton growing (a first for me).

Crossing the bay bridge provided a refreshing sight and smell. The sky was a cloudy steel blue and the water was greenish blue and capped with white. Gorgeous! While I wasn’t looking forward to the long drive, it turned out to be a quiet day with my thoughts; even restful!

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  1. Stop by and say hello – you’re in my neck of the woods!

    • Already back home. Had a nice workout at the Founders Inn, Spent the day (yesterday) at the Metroplex with several Regent folk.

      I came on very short notice or I would have looked you up.

      Phil

  2. Monroe (2009) chooses not to visit Mark on recent trip to VA Beach, citing “late notice.”
    : )

    It was good to see you in Nashville, even if it was a brief check in.

  3. “One question: what (besides free room/meals) would make them interested in coming and revealing their at-risk natures.”

    Free books would do it for me 🙂

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