10 Healthy Holiday Traditions

by Church Health Reader Editors

Expecting at Advent

by Susan Martins Miller

Faithful to Empower

Health ministry in every congregation

by J. Elisha Burke

Why Health Ministry?

Good news through a whole-life lens

by Scott Morris

In the Midst of Life

The Episcopal funeral liturgy reminds us that, “In the midst of life, we are in death.” The reverse is also true.

by Susan Palwick

Team Works

Sports, Athletics and Autism

by Mary Boland
Interview

The Whole Church

Q&A with Otis Moss III

by Stacy Smith

Caregiver Care

by Mary Boland

Psalm 98 Revisited

by Elizabeth Burke
Book Review

Embracing the Body

Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone

reviewed by Susan Martins Miller

Getting Through the Storm

Faith community nurse serves families of homicide victims

by Lizy Heard

It Takes a Congregation

Health Ministry by Everyone, for Everyone

by Sharon T. Hinton

Retreat into Soul Care

Embracing the outdoors for inner renewal

by Stephen W. Smith
Interview

Team Pursuit!

Q&A with Chloe Dygert, 2016 USA Olympian

by Rachel Davis

Nature-Centered Learning

Faith-based nature preschools

by Mary Boland

Critters, Tree Houses and Stars

The church wades in to nature-deficit disorder

by Daniel Deffenbaugh

Shalom and Creation

Protectors, Cultivators, and Servants of the Land

by Lisa Sharon Harper
Review

Restoring the Healer

Spiritual Self-Care for Health Professionals

reviewed by Mary Boland
Interview

Thick Faith

Q&A with Lisa Sharon Harper

by Susan Martins Miller

How to Reply When the Wind Speaks Your Name

by Tom Springer

Statement from the Editor

by Stacy Smith
Interview

Natural Connections

Q&A with Jennifer Pharr Davis

by Rachel Davis

A Place To Call Home

An organization in Dallas seeks to provide a safe space for homeless youth

by Hannah Walter

God is a Master Planner

by Kat Franchino

A Healthy Church Starts With Healthy Seminarians

How one seminary takes a preemptive strike on unhealthy clergy trends

by Mary Boland

Everyday Ergonomics

Staying happy and healthy at work

by Mary Boland

A Zone for Shalom

Grassroots movements of church and community leaders aims to put the neighborhood "parish" back in the church

by Michael J. Christensen

Name, Bless, Connect

What happened when a Midwestern church stopped “helping” their community and started listening instead.

by Mike Mather
Recipe

Splashy Summer “Mocktails”

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Gonna Make You Sweat

Sweaty Sheep Ministries

by Mary Boland

They Done Broke Our Grandson

A dog attack, a trip to the ER, and the legacy of Marty’s wisdom

by Larry Kinard

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

Building in the Black Belt

The story of Rural Studio, its students, and the people they serve

by Mary Boland

Mental Illness and Belonging

A Pastor's Inquiry

by Michael Tanner
Interview

Scarcity and Abundance

Q&A with Walter Brueggemann

by Stacy Smith

Go Green At Your Church

Four ways to make your congregation more earth-friendly

by Mary Boland

Choosing Church

My life as a reflection of my love for the church

by Scott Morris

Responding To Trauma Triggers

What they are and how you can help

by Melanie Ferguson

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 T. Hinton