Be Not Afraid

Creating a system of care built on love, not fear

by Antony Sheehan

A Church that is Poor, and for the Poor

Q&A with Fr. Jim Martin on Pope Francis

by Stacy Smith

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

Granger Westberg believed the church can do more to help people find healing. His career spanned pastoral ministry, academic appointments, education reform, organizational launches, and prolific publications—all united by his unwavering conviction. Learn more about this extraordinary man in his intimate biography written by his daughters.

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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 Fickes Bles

10 Tips for a Healthy Stay-Cation

The Power of Empathy

Design Thinking and the Drive to Innovate

by Sarah Holland Bacot

Editor’s Note

by Stacy Smith

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

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
Book Review

Sober Mercies

How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk

reviewed by Kat Franchino

5 Ways to Make Your Church More Bike-Friendly

by Church Health Reader Editors

Wheels of Wellness

Exploring faith-based healthy living models in Living Compass, the Model for Healthy Living, and the Lutheran Wholeness Wheel

by Susan Martins Miller

In Remembrance of Me

Invisible Disabilities and Radical Welcome

by Joanna Hipp

Sing for Health’s Sake

How symbols, singing and the music of faith provide hope and healing

by John L. Bell

Healing Christian Healing

Moving beyond the cheap hope of miracle cures to a more honest—and more biblical—understanding of Christian healing

by Katherine Willis Pershey

A Modern Day Disciple

Q&A with Martin E. Marty on Granger Westberg

by Stacy Smith

Holy, Healing and Heart Healthy

Red Dress Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland

by Mary Boland

Talking with Children about Mental Health

by Church Health Reader Editors

A Healing Trust

The mission of Christ was not to guarantee healing, but to give hope.

by Shively T. J. Smith

Capturing Love

by Ashley-Anne Masters

A Liturgy of Laughs

Congregations rediscover the ancient practice of humor

by Mary Boland

Honey Soy Salmon

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Curried Black-Eyed Pea Salad

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Red Dress Sunday

St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland

by Church Health Reader Editors

A Light in the Darkness

Q&A with Lee Wolfe Blum

by Eileen Walsh

Building the Blessings of Bikes

Revolutions Bicycle Co-op

by Stacy Smith

A Higher Power

Thinking theologically about addiction, recovery, and being Not-God

by Katie Givens Kime
Book Review

Troubled Minds

Mental Illness and the Church's Mission

reviewed by Kat Franchino

Warm Winter Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Creating Space for Healing

Making a Mandala

by Church Health Reader Editors

Engaging the Enneagram

by Church Health Reader Editors

8 Things to Know about 12-step Meetings

by Church Health Reader Editors

Every Now and Then

As soon as it came, it was gone.

by Larry Kinard

A Dashboard for Church Health

A new online tool helps churches build successful partnerships with New York’s Department of Health

by Thomas Cannell
Book Review

The End of Healing

A Novel by Jim Bailey

reviewed by Scott Morris

Recovery and Redemption

Q&A with William Moyers

by Stacy Smith

It Snowed at Penderies

Remembering the snow, the love, the service of Christmas

by Larry Kinard

2014 Top 10 Articles – Editor’s Picks

by Stacy Smith

Bonding through Brokenness

How congregations can lead the way on the journey of recovery

by Heather Kopp