Every Church an Innovator

Just as Jesus responded to the immediate needs of his community, the church is called to an innovation process that places empathy at its core.

by Floyd Thompkins and Byron Bland

The Creativity Story

Writing, telling, hearing and imagining the story of our creation

by Ashley Goff

Finding Room For A Furry Friend

The benefits of including pets in patient care

by Mary Boland

Alphabet Appetite leads children through the alphabet, teaching them about a healthy food for every letter, and giving them the tools to make smart eating choices so they can grow up strong, healthy, and well-informed!

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Mental Illness and Belonging

A Pastor's Inquiry

by Michael Tanner
Interview

Scarcity and Abundance

Q&A with Walter Brueggemann

by Stacy Smith

Signs of Jesus

by Ron McDonald

A Letter to my Daughter…

On Her First Easter in Heaven

by Robyn Bles

Matthew

Being fearfully, wonderfully and differently made

by Mike Samson

To Be Known And Loved

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia

by Mary Button

Dis-abling Pain

Ways of Thinking about--and Dealing With--Chronic Pain

by Michelle M. Lelwica
Interview

To Belong, We Need To Be Missed

Q&A with John Swinton, director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability at the University of Aberdeen

by Jessica Bratt Carle

It Takes a Village

The mission of Special Olympics and the role we can all play in supporting the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities

by Kristin Hughes Srour

Who Is Responsible For Your Health Care?

You and Your Health Care Team Each Have a Role to Play

by Sharon Hinton

Paying It Forward

New kitchen models are changing the way we pay

by Mary Boland

Home On The Road

Congregations open their doors to long-distance cyclists

by Mary Boland

Living our Limits

An Introduction to the Study of Disability

by Darla Schumm

Rejection and Grace

Why the Church Needs People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities

by Bethany Keener
Interview

Living in Conflict, Living in Abundance

Q&A with Raeda Mansour, the only parish nurse in Palestine

by Jeff Hulett

Cradle to Grave

How my mother’s rebirth in recovery planted the seeds for my own rebirth in baptism

by Susan Palwick

Interrupting Poverty

The church is called to more at the intersection of poverty and health.

by Antony Sheehan

Artful Aging

How churches are developing community partnerships to provide creative therapy for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia

by Melissa Huff

Setting a New Table

by Butch Odom

After the Tragedy

After the murders at Emanuel AME, I turned to silence, community and Scripture to help bear the pain of loss.

by William Miller

A Model Hospital

How one medical center is making the Model for Healthy Living come to life

by Mary Boland

How to Think Like a Doctor

by Nia Zalamea

A Community Called Home

Ministries Creating a Dwelling Place for the Moral Injury of Our Veterans

by Elsa Anders Peters

Spiritual Care for Spiritual Distress

by Cynthia Wacker

Surveying the Safety Nets

The growing landscape of safety net medical providers, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and the mission of the church

by John Mills

Invisible Countries

Traveling with others through their stories of trauma

by Susan Palwick

Intergenerational Living

You're Never Too Old (or Young) to be a Good Neighbor

by Mary Boland

Growing Hope

The Healing Potential of Trauma-Informed Faith Communities

by Andrea Blanch

Health Care, the Whole Person, and Community Engagement

A Case Study of the Church Health Center of Memphis, TN

by Antony Sheehan, Maureen Bisognano and Robert Waller

What is Integrated Health?

by Daniel Deffenbaugh

How to Play Better

Fostering good games and godly outcomes

by Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks

Color Me Calm

Using Adult Coloring Books as a Relaxation Technique

The Cards

By simple words, Marty was reconnected to life

by Larry Kinard

Baby, Let’s Move

Exercise During Pregnancy

by Erica Perkins

A Garden Hospital

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun, Singapore

by Mary Boland

Everybody Needs a Buddy

A Methodist church in Memphis provides a better baseball game for people with special needs

by Mary Boland

Prayers Per Mile

In times of strength and sorrow, running is my prayer

by Robyn Bles

Be Not Afraid

Creating a system of care built on love, not fear

by Antony Sheehan

10 Tips for a Healthy Stay-Cation

The Power of Empathy

Design Thinking and the Drive to Innovate

by Sarah Holland Bacot

A New Recreation

How play, sport and Sabbath restore us to health in body and spirit

by Susan Martins Miller

Build Your Own Buddy Ball

by Mary Boland
Recipe

Calzone-style Hand Pies

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Faith, Fellowship and a Food Truck

Shobi's Table in St. Paul, Minnesota

by Margaret Kelly
Book Review

Beyond the Gold

What Every Church Needs to Know about Sports Ministry

reviewed by Mary Boland