Tag: ministry

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    On Sundays, you’ll find Pastor Sam Livingston at his Baptist church in Hohenwald, Tennessee. But on the weekdays he’s at his other very different job as a public utilities manager. More

    March 28, 2014 | Comments

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    At the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Atlanta, most of the congregation is made of up of people with mental illnesses—bipolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia—who worship and pray together. More

    June 22, 2012 | Comments

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    Two United Church of Christ pastors have written a book about their experiences in the ministry and their work as pastoral leaders. More

    April 13, 2012 | Comments

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    “What’s amazing to me,” says Rev. Lillian Daniel, “is the way people are still willing to sit and be quiet and thoughtful and sing together in a space that is transcendent and old and has meaning…and just listen to the human voice.” More

    April 13, 2012 | Comments

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    In the brave new world of social media, says communication professor Stephen O’Leary, church authorities from pastors to the heads of denominations “no longer have the kind of control they once did.” More

    March 9, 2012 | Comments

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    “We were building million-dollar vacation town homes, and we were displacing people,” says Nancy Murray, founder and CEO of Builders of Hope, and then “I started getting a conscience.” More

    May 20, 2011 | Comments

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    During the Montgomery bus boycott “it was black Christians teaching white Christians what it mean to be Christian,” says a white Lutheran pastor who joined with Martin Luther King Jr. and others to change the world. More

    January 14, 2011 | Comments

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    Mariners and sailors, says Rev. David Rider, often experience God’s presence and absence in the depth of their souls, and for almost two centuries an ecumenical ministry based in the Port of New York and New Jersey has advocated for their spiritual and professional well-being. More

    January 7, 2011 | Comments

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    The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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