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Care in Context
July 2, 2012 – 10:52 am | Comments Off on Care in Context
Care in Context

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.

Measuring the Nard
July 2, 2012 – 10:51 am | Comments Off on Measuring the Nard
Measuring the Nard

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.

Called to Care—Carefully
July 2, 2012 – 10:50 am | Comments Off on Called to Care—Carefully
Called to Care—Carefully

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.

Developing an Ethic of Care: An Educational Response
July 2, 2012 – 10:49 am | Comments Off on Developing an Ethic of Care: An Educational Response
Developing an Ethic of Care: An Educational Response

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.

Sermon for the Sunday of Yale Reunion Week
July 3, 2010 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Sermon for the Sunday of Yale Reunion Week
Sermon for the Sunday of Yale Reunion Week

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.

A Call to a New Humanity: July 2010 Lectionary
July 3, 2010 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on A Call to a New Humanity: July 2010 Lectionary
A Call to a New Humanity: July 2010 Lectionary

By Rev. Dr. Keith Russell

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for July

Laboring in the Vineyard: August 2010 Lectionary
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Laboring in the Vineyard: August 2010 Lectionary

Tania Oldenhage

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for August

Decisions and Commitment: September 2010 Lectionary
July 3, 2010 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Decisions and Commitment: September 2010 Lectionary
Decisions and Commitment: September 2010 Lectionary

By Rev. Dr. William J. Sappenfield

Reflections on the Lectionary Reading for September 2010.

Jonah Without His Whale
July 3, 2010 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on Jonah Without His Whale
Jonah Without His Whale

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

Biblical Reflections on Healing
July 3, 2010 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on Biblical Reflections on Healing
Biblical Reflections on Healing

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

From the Editor – I’ve Been Thinking About…Healing and Wholeness
July 3, 2010 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on From the Editor – I’ve Been Thinking About…Healing and Wholeness
From the Editor – I’ve Been Thinking About…Healing and Wholeness

By Rev. Dr. Keith Russell

Letter from the Editor reflecting on the life of E. Lee Hancock.

Soul-Sized Healing
July 3, 2010 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on Soul-Sized Healing
Soul-Sized Healing

By Dr. Doris Donnelly

Theological Reflection on Healing through Henri Nouwen’s book The Wounded Healer.