PTSD, Jesus and Me: Pastoring Through a Pandemic Remembering Joy
This final bonus hiatus episode brings Dr. Charles Reed to the podcast. This interview was recorded in September of 2020. Dr. Reed brings insight to pastoral struggles during a global pandemic and what it means to pivot as a church, pastor, father, and friend.
As the world continues to navigate a “new normal”, people of faith leaned on church leadership for their needs whether those needs are spiritual or physical needs. Pastors worldwide began speaking to empty rooms and red blinking camera lights. Many of them grieved the loss of their congregation and the ability to fulfill the calling of God on their lives. They are navigating an entire congregation’s trauma and fears while also addressing their own.
In a precious moment of transparency, he also shares with us his sadness, a place where he lost his joy– having lost his ability to disciple those under his leadership. His message of getting that joy back is timely for all of us.
Dr. Charles Reed earned his MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and earned his PhD in Administration from Trinity Theological Seminary.
I Cor 15:58