Tag: pastoral care

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    “Priests generally do not talk about it. And most dioceses in the United States have no services, or very limited services, for victims of domestic violence,” says Father Charles Dahm, who is leading a campaign in Chicago to change that. More

    August 2, 2013 | 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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    “There is no such thing as a perfect translation. Every translation is in some ways an experiment, and there are many parts of the new translation that are much better.” More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments

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    “You enter into the soul, the spirit of somebody else by listening to them, not by telling them something,” according to this retired Presbyterian minister who says he misses the intimacy that comes with pastoral ministry. More

    August 12, 2011 | Comments

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    “There’s a lot of pressure we put on ourselves as clergy because of what we’re doing, and we don’t want to let God down,” says Rev. Lynda Ferguson, a Methodist pastor in rural North Carolina. More

    July 29, 2011 | Comments

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    “That old Lutheran concept of the priesthood of all believers—Stephen Ministry helps you live that out,” says Rev. David Sloop. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Stephen Ministry affirms the tremendous value of the laity in doing the work of congregational care, writes pastoral theology professor Tonya Armstrong. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    “As chaplains we absorb people’s sadness, their brokenness, their depth of spiritual despair,” says Dennis Gibbs, an Episcopal chaplain at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. “In many ways we hold for these inmates what they cannot hold for themselves.” More

    June 18, 2010 | Comments

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