This episode is another reset, one that first aired in June of 2021, and it addresses a theme I’ve often returned to: the need for pastors and others in ministry to have friends.

As I get older and my friends move away or in other ways my friendships change I’m reminded of how difficult finding and keeping real friends can be. Nevertheless, as this post reminds us, the need is real lest we become strange and crotchety or worse.

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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:

Patrick O’Brian, The Ionian Mission (United States: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992), p. 166.

If I make frequent references to these books it is because O’Brian’s insight into humanity is so rich. It’s also because I’m a fan.

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