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The Crabby Pastor

Rev. Dr. Margie Bryce

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Nowhere in Scripture do we find the story of Jesus rushing to Bethany like a maniac. Yet, far too often, we see dedicated ministry leaders embracing a lifestyle that leads to disillusionment and burnout. Welcome to our podcast, where we champion the art of nurturing a self-care mindset alongside a transformative kenotic leadership style. It's not about denominations; it's a profound spiritual journey! Join us for a candid conversation as we explore how you can consciously refocus and realign ...
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Send us a Text Message. Do you ever feel like the pressure of ministry is weighing you down? This episode is your lifeline! Join me, Margie Bryce, for a soul-refreshing conversation on self-care for ministry leaders. I'm bringing you a wealth of wisdom on building resilience through hobbies, recreational activities, and focusing on single tasks tha…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you determined to steer clear of becoming the 'Crabby Pastor,' exhausted and irritable? If so, this episode (which is Part 1 of a two-part series) will help guide you to sustain yourself in the demanding world of ministry. We start with a look at 50 Ways to Support Your Pastor Across Five Dimensions of Well-Being: social…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever found yourself so immersed in the demands of ministry leadership that your own spirit starts to fray at the edges? In this episode, we're joined by the insightful Paul Kuzma, a pastoral counselor who has weathered the storm of burnout himself. Together, our conversation weaves personal narratives and practical …
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Send us a Text Message. While on sabbatical (yes, I'm taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won't want to miss these as there's always something to learn from others, right? Rev. Tanner Griffin courageously shares his battles with burnout and the personal and professi…
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Send us a Text Message. While on sabbatical (yes, I'm taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won't want to miss these as there's always something to learn from others, right? This episode, Rev. Eden Avalos shares a story of emotional fatigue. His candid recount of seek…
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Send us a Text Message. While on sabbatical (yes, I'm taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won't want to miss these as there's always something to learn from others, right? What happens when the weight of ministry becomes too heavy to bear? Pastor Pat Robbins from Br…
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Send us a Text Message. While on sabbatical (yes, I'm taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won't want to miss these as there's always something to learn from others, right? This is the story that Rev. Tony Miltenberger shared with me and it's one where he draws paral…
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Send us a Text Message. I'm exploring the essence of what it means to be 'called' in this Transitional era for the Church. God is calling us to follow Jesus wholeheartedly into 'new things' which means emergence of ministries that are both within and outside the conventional framework. I share my insights into how these shifts demand a renewed focu…
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Send us a Text Message. Humility: once you think you have it, you actually don't. That's the challenge of this basic Christian virtue. Today's conversation is with Dr. Dennis Edwards, the brilliant mind behind the book Humility Illuminated: the biblical path back to Christian character, to help us tackle this complex virtue. As your host, Margie Br…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you the leader who's constantly putting out fires and juggling the demands of ministry, barely pausing to catch your breath? Join me and Josh Curtiss for an honest conversation about recognizing the tell-tale signs of burnout, the necessity of self-awareness, and the dangers of becoming that crabby pastor nobody wants to…
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Send us a Text Message. This episode explores the bitter truth behind sugar's sweet facade. My guest, Troy Duell, host of the podcast Frontline Health and CEO of Centurion Labs, joins me, Margie Bryce, to expose sugar's addictive grip on our brains. Yikes. The road to a healthier you is paved with sweet alternatives that don't compromise on taste. …
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Send us a Text Message. Discover the power of perspective in this transformative discussion with Kristen Humiston, as we peel back the layers of trauma experienced within the church. Together, we challenge the conventional approach of questioning what's wrong with individuals, pivoting instead to exploring the pivotal events that have shaped them. …
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Send us a Text Message. What is wrong with those sheep, anyway? My guest, Kristen Humiston, and I unpack that topic, and find a surprising link: our own trauma. Sure, it's easy to say we are all broken, but exploring our brokenness to become wounded healers is a different sort of journey. Listen as we discuss the unexpected ways in which our scars …
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Send us a Text Message. When the calling you've devoted your heart to is stripped away, where do you turn? This episode features the courageous Kristen Humiston, who opens up about the often-concealed traumas of ministry leadership. Have you or anyone you know experienced forced termination and the trauma that it induced? Then this episode is for t…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine stepping into a sanctuary that's as safe and nurturing as it is spiritually enriching – this is the future we're fashioning today on the Crabby Pastor podcast. I'm Margie Bryce, and alongside former private investigator Lori Morrison, we're ripping off the veil on the urgent need for secure church environments. Throu…
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Send us a Text Message. This week on the Crabby Pastor podcast, I’m thrilled to have Debra Peck, author of "The Hijacked Conscience," join us to illuminate the often misunderstood world of religious scrupulosity. Debra opens up about her personal battle with this form of OCD that entangles fear, sin, and relentless spiritual rituals. Together, we d…
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Send us a Text Message. Let's peel back the curtain of battles with diets from Atkins to Weight Watchers, and I'll share how I learned to navigate the emotional minefields that can sabotage our healthiest intentions. This episode isn't just about what you eat, it's about the challenges we face with food. I'll share how adapting your weight manageme…
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Send us a Text Message. Here's a unique metaphor for HOW we work in our vocations. Join me, Margie Bryce, on a journey to harmonize the scattered shards of our personal and professional lives, just like crafting a stained glass masterpiece. The silent predator of burnout lurks in the shadows of our demanding roles, which is why this episode feature…
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Send us a Text Message. Join Margie Bryce and special guest Michael Bischoff from Soul Leader on The Crabby Pastor podcast as they explore the delicate balance of ministry and self-care. They discuss the transformative process of faith deconstruction, likening it to a messy yet rewarding kitchen renovation. One way to become more resilient can be t…
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Send us a Text Message. Join podcast host Margie Bryce and special guest Michael Bischoff from Soul Leader Resources as they delve into the art of constructing a sustainable life in ministry. In this enlightening discussion, Margie and Michael explore the beauty of self-care and the vital importance of integrating sustainability into our vocational…
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Send us a Text Message. Discover the transformative journey from the burdens of leadership to the oasis of self-care and sustainable ministry with Margie Bryce, host of the Crabby Pastor podcast. Dive into the tranquil sanctuary of her glass workshop as she extends a personal invitation to fellow ministry leaders seeking balance and renewal. In thi…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever found yourself so immersed in the demands of ministry leadership that your own spirit starts to fray at the edges? In this episode, we're joined by the insightful Paul Kuzma, a pastoral counselor who has weathered the storm of burnout himself. Together, our conversation weaves personal narratives and practical …
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Send us a Text Message. When Cathy Parish went from a local pastor in Indiana to a minister of evangelism in Alabama, little did she know that her quest for coaching would redefine not just her path, but the way we all view mentorship in ministry. Our latest episode of the Crabby Pastor podcast is a heartfelt exploration with Cathy into the world o…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever witnessed the moment when a long-held belief is challenged and, like a seedling breaking through concrete, transforms into a new understanding? That's the kind of metamorphosis we unpack in our latest episode of the Krabby Pastor podcast, where I, Margie Bryce, sit down with guests to discuss the power of a gro…
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Send us a Text Message. Discover what it takes to foster a transformative ministry in today's ever-changing spiritual landscape. Join me, Margie Bryce, for an insightful discussion with Reverend Alex Lang, whose candid revelations in "Departure: Why I Left the Church" have resonated with leaders and congregants alike. We tackle the gritty realities…
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Send us a Text Message. Time for another: Back from Burnout episode. Reverend Tanner Griffin is candid about the moments that led him to step away from full-time pastoral work and this is a tale of caution as well as invaluable insight for those bearing the mantle of spiritual leadership. His emergency room wake-up call, stemming from an unrelentin…
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Send us a Text Message. When Reverend Dawn Ramirez, the compassionate force behind Little Lambs Compassionate Ministry Center, joins me, Margie Bryce, it's more than just a conversation—it's an inspiring journey through how coaching is a valuable asset for ministry. Discover the powerful narrative of how Rev. Ramirez and her team have sustained hop…
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Send us a Text Message. Join me, Margie Bryce, as I sit down with Jason Moore, an innovative ministry leader merging faith with the digital frontier. We unravel the complex relationship between artificial intelligence and spiritual outreach, sharing how AI like ChatGPT can amplify the echoes of our sermons to a tech-embraced congregation. Grappling…
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Send us a Text Message. And just where did all the people go??? Let's chat honestly about the dip in attendance after the high holy holidays. One minute the throngs are there and the next... nada! Once those crowds disperse, reality sets in. One key reality is that we are only human. Proof: how our emotions deal with reality. Give a listen! Support…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever feel overwhelmed by personal and global challenges? You're not alone. Margie Bryce, host of the Crabby Pastor podcast, explores how to find authentic joy amidst struggles and suffering. Margie powerfully illustrates this with the example of Mary, and her joy in serving the Lord, even amidst trials. We also touch on the …
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever felt like a 'Crabby Pastor,' hustling to keep up with ministry duties, only to realize you're burnt out and your self-care has taken a back seat? It's time to pump the brakes and take a detour away from pastoral burnout and tune in to this little Advent devotional about the crucial role self-love plays in susta…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever found yourself lost, grappling with the complexity of leading a ministry, especially during the hustle and bustle of the Advent season? But how do we find peace in the frenzy and avoid burnout? I'm Margie Bryce, host of the Crabby Pastor podcast, on a journey to uncover practical, faith-based strategies - prayer, song, …
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever considered how the shimmering beauty of a stained glass heart captures the vulnerability of those who lead in ministry? As your host, Margie Bryce, I'm here to share valuable insights relating to the sustainability of ministry, especially during this Advent season. Drawing on my journey as a ministry leader and…
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Send us a Text Message. What if the very tradition meant to show appreciation towards pastors, instead stirs up feelings of trauma, invalidation, and a sense of being unappreciated? As your host, Margie Bryce, we grapple with this question on the latest episode of the Crabby Pastor podcast. I’m discussing Pastor Appreciation Month, an event that ha…
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Send us a Text Message. Part 2 of a compelling conversation, on how sabbatical know-how. Your host, Margie Bryce, and guest Rev. Dr. Chris Adams from Biola University illuminate the significance of a sabbatical as a powerful tool for rejuvenation. But the relief doesn't end there - we also reveal how to gradual re-entry to work can save you from fe…
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Send us a Text Message. Feeling the strain of ministry leadership? Burnout is more common than you might think, and it often goes unnoticed by those who are suffering. Together with the insightful Rev. Dr. Chris Adams from Biola University, we explore the how-tos of sabbatical from the planning process to the actual sabbatical time. You get out wha…
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Send us a Text Message. Do you ever feel like the pressure of ministry is weighing you down? This episode is your lifeline! Join me, Margie Bryce, for a soul-refreshing conversation on self-care for ministry leaders. I'm bringing you a wealth of wisdom on building resilience through hobbies, recreational activities, and focusing on single tasks tha…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you determined to steer clear of becoming the 'Crabby Pastor,' exhausted and irritable? If so, this episode (which is Part 1 of a two-part series) will help guide you to sustain yourself in the demanding world of ministry. We start with a look at 50 Ways to Support Your Pastor Across Five Dimensions of Well-Being: social…
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Send us a Text Message. Join me as I sit down with Janyne McConnaughey, author of Trauma in the Pews: The Impact on Faith and Spiritual Practices. We're about to pull back the curtains on the pervasive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly on those in ministry leadership roles. Our conversation takes a deep look into the concept of ‘intern…
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Send us a Text Message. This week, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Janyne McConaughey, author of Trauma in the Pews. Together, we peeled back the layers of misconceptions surrounding trauma, particularly how it's perceived in a religious context. Her book is aimed at helping ministry leaders understand how trauma impacts the spiritual life…
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Send us a Text Message. Do you ever wonder how Pastor Appreciation Month came into being and why it can sometimes stir up a whirlwind of emotions? Go ahead, take a seat and join me, Margie Bryce, as we explore the significance, the implications, and the sometimes controversial aspects of this dedicated time. We’ll unwrap the layers of Pastor Apprec…
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Send us a Text Message. I remember when I was a full-time pastor and I preached nearly 48 times a year, juggling between sermon preparations and ministry duties. Contrast that to the church I attend now, where a teaching pastor preaches no more than 26 times annually. It's a startling difference, right? This episode is all about the wisdom gained f…
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Send us a Text Message. Just imagine a world where clergy are equipped with the tools to maintain both their physical and spiritual health as they lead their congregations. What kind of positive impact could that have on their ministry and the lives of those they serve? We've had a thought-provoking discussion with Kelly Wittich, Director of Health…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever found yourself at the crux of judgment and compassion within the faith-based community? Join me as we sit down with licensed professional counselor, Kari LaFave, who illuminates the intricacies of handling crisis situations, particularly divorce, within religious spaces. Kari skillfully dissects the unique hurd…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered what the journey from burnout to recovery looks like? Well, we're diving into that very topic with Rev. Eden Avalos shares with us about his personal journey through burnout and the steps he took toward recovery. Reverend Avalos inspires us with his story of rediscovery. He talks about finding solace in creativ…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever found yourself struggling to balance your personal life with your spiritual responsibilities? Dr. Chris Adams and I delve into it in this podcast episode, probing the root cause of our resistance to self-care and the tendency to segregate spirituality. We shed light on the traps of unrealistic expectations and how they …
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Send us a Text Message. Do you find yourself consistently on the verge of burnout? Are you seeking a renewed sense of purpose, resilience, and self-care practices that align with your divine calling? Join us for a transformative conversation with Chris Adams, a former pastor, university educator, and psychologist with a rich lineage in pastoral wor…
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Send us a Text Message. Picture this: a world where faith and brain science intertwine and the knowledge of both can empower us not only spiritually but biologically as well. Sounds intriguing? Sit down with me, your host Margie Bryce, and my guest Alicia Michelle, a certified neuro coach, as we guide you through this extraordinary intersection of …
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Send us a Text Message. Prepare to uncover the hidden importance of sleep in maintaining sustainability in ministry in our latest episode. Let's redefine self-care, starting with a good night's rest and learn to strike the ideal balance between pastoral duties and personal well-being. Join me, Margie Bryce, as I share my personal journey of steppin…
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Send us a Text Message. This episode promises to provide deep insights as we engage in part two of our conversation with Jay Whittmeyer, executive director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. As we navigate the complex labyrinth of relationships, we unravel the lesser-known ways they can unintentionally polarize relationships, resulting in a cli…
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