To acquire the resilience necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world, pastors need people, practices and purpose, says the director of the Resilient Leaders Project.
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A walkway at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania, which author L. Roger Owens visited, alone and with his family, over the course of a year. Photo by Rachel Handel
Instead of sinking into the feeling of being stuck, a seminary professor set a goal of taking 40 walks to mark his 40th birthday. He then wrote essays about the experience, reflecting on the burdens and the surprises of the middle stage of life.
How do you go on when you are undone by cancer? In her new book, cancer survivor and theologian Deanna Thompson combines personal stories and trauma research to offer insight into the challenge of living with serious illness.
A new book about an extensive study of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina explores clergy struggles with physical and mental health. But it also explores positive findings, especially in the area of positive mental health.
Has the idolization of the nuclear family stifled our imagination about how to live in Christian community? What might it look like to sleep, eat and organize our days around the communion built at the Eucharist table?
On June 9, 2018, a day after Anthony Bourdain's death, a makeshift memorial arises in Manhattan outside of Les Halles Brasserie, where he served for years as executive chef.
In the face of an onslaught of suicide, the church has a powerful counternarrative, says an Episcopal priest. We are made in God’s image and loved more deeply than we can imagine; death will not ultimately triumph over life.
The founder of an after-school program learns about the power and beauty of gentleness and what it might bring to the lives of children who are struggling.
Tea is about holding on to something, with both hands if you have to, the writer says. That’s why she serves it to her visitor, so there’s less trauma in the telling.
On the verge of burnout, a hyperbusy ‘Martha’ goes on a retreat, hoping to channel her inner ‘Mary’ -- but finds it hard to let go of her Martha-like ways.
It was one thing to lead the Wednesday healing service, quite another to do so while undergoing treatment for cancer, when her own illness was on full display, an Episcopal priest writes in this excerpt from her new book.