Articles tagged with: Healing and Wholeness
By Rebeca Radillo
This article focuses on two expressions of ministry crucial to the health and wholeness of the life of a faith community. These are Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling. Care is a sacramental expression of tending to parishioners in distress when crises interrupt their lives. This is an article about reality and expectations.
By William J. Sappenfield
A caregiver is a utilitarian without credentials who has an objective but no way to measure progress in achieving it. Therefore, whether the care is for a person, the environment, or God, without a measurable objective, it is a source of frustration for a goal-oriented society. This article offers a profound definition of care giving and receiving: to accompany a person into the presence of God.
By Martha R. Jacobs
Our call is to care for so many with compassion and grace. None of these “calls” are easy, but the hardest is caring for ourselves. As Christian clergy, part of our work involves actively building relationships with others, but if we haven’t provided for our own circle of support, our boundaries can get wobbly. We must be on our guard to maintain our boundaries. There is no wiggle room with our boundaries. This article explores some of the dangers clergy may face.
By Kirkpatrick G. Cohall
In recent years, many mitigating have contributed to institutions emphasizing an ethic of care in educational practice. Education at its best, results in individuals making significant contributions to society’s overall welfare for the benefit of our common humanity. Pastors can bring people together inter-denominationally for community building. This article offers ideas on how to achieve that.
Rev. Dr. George D. McClain
This sermon provides a good example of the art of preaching and is shared with our readers for instruction and encouragement.
By Rev. Dr. Keith Russell
Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for July
By Rev. Dr. William J. Sappenfield
Reflections on the Lectionary Reading for September 2010.
Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for August
by Kimberly Credit
“And Jesus went all about Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people”-Mt. 4:23
By Dr. James T. Clemons
Of all the strange and wondrous stories of the Bible, few are better known than that of Jonah. Even people who have never read the Bible, or attended Sunday school, or listened to sermons, have heard something of Jonah and the whale. But it is just this familiarity and this obsession with the whale that keep us from understanding and appreciating the more profound meanings of this portion of Scripture
By Rev. Dr. Keith Russell
Letter from the Editor reflecting on the life of E. Lee Hancock.
By Dr. Doris Donnelly
Theological Reflection on Healing through Henri Nouwen’s book The Wounded Healer.