In Holy Week, a favorite gospel song reminds the author that God loves even those who cannot cry out in praise, those whom depression has left as silent as stones.
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A Presbyterian pastor writes that he had to face the distance between the person he knows he’s called to be and who he is.
If it's February, it's probably Lent. And that doesn't always mean giving up something, writes an Episcopal priest. Sometimes, dealing with the season's built-in emotional challenges is enough.
Finding time for solitude with God is a cornerstone to a healthier year in ministry.
Two strategies -- seeking solitude with God and companionship in stewarding one’s vision -- will help good intentions become realities in the new year, writes a spiritual director.
Coming from an era of deep family ties and mutual obligations of care, the writer’s Aunt Marge and Mother Curry could have told the Synod on the Family the cure for an epidemic of loneliness among us: we are to bear one another’s burdens.
It might sound far-fetched to look for Christian leadership lessons in the emergency room, but two brothers -- one a university chaplain, the other a doctor -- find similarities in how to achieve excellence in both settings.
When adjusting to a new situation, it’s tempting to look forward, not back, writes a United Methodist pastor. But it’s important to attend to those deep friendships that are the living connections between memories and dreams.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than one million military veterans and their families are taking advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill to attend college.
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A Christian combat veteran offers guidance for seminary professors whose students include veterans.
As Christians, we are a community capable of caring for those whose memories have failed.
Because the church places embodied memory at the center of its identity, Christians are a people properly shaped to care for those with dementia and other memory diseases.
For overstressed, overworked Christians trying to save the world, watching TV and other squandered moments are not a sign of laziness or complacency but a fitting response to the call to Sabbath.