Mary Boland served as assistant editor of Church Health Reader from 2012-2016. She is currently pursuing her master’s in creative writing at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and is graduate of the University of Dayton.

Medicine and Religion

A Historical Introduction

by Mary Boland

Holy Play

The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose

by Mary Boland

Sex + Faith

Talking With Your Child from Birth to Adolescence

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

Ezekial Bread

by Mary Boland

A Liturgy of Laughs

Congregations rediscover the ancient practice of humor

by Mary Boland

Holy, Healing and Heart Healthy

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

by Mary Boland

Beyond the Gold

What Every Church Needs to Know about Sports Ministry

by Mary Boland

Build Your Own Buddy Ball

by Mary Boland

A Garden Hospital

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun, Singapore

by Mary Boland

A Model Hospital

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

by Mary Boland

Intergenerational Living

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

by Mary Boland

Home On The Road

Congregations open their doors to long-distance cyclists

by Mary Boland

Paying It Forward

New kitchen models are changing the way we pay

by Mary Boland

Go Green At Your Church

Four ways to make your congregation more earth-friendly

by Mary Boland

Finding Room For A Furry Friend

The benefits of including pets in patient care

by Mary Boland

Gonna Make You Sweat

Sweaty Sheep Ministries

by Mary Boland

Building in the Black Belt

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

by Mary Boland

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

The Food and Feasts of Jesus

The Original Mediterranean Diet, with Menus and Recipes

by Mary Boland

Restoring the Healer

Spiritual Self-Care for Health Professionals

by Mary Boland

Nature-Centered Learning

Faith-based nature preschools

by Mary Boland

Trauma's Trail of Tears

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

by Mary Boland

Team Works

Sports, Athletics and Autism

by Mary Boland

Caregiver Care

by Mary Boland

Comfort from a Furry Friend

Lutheran church comfort dogs spread mercy and compassion

by Mary Boland

Comfort from a Furry Friend

Lutheran church comfort dogs spread mercy and compassion

by Mary Boland

Healthy Picnic Ideas

by Mary Boland