Stacy Smith

The Rev. Dr. Stacy Smith is the director of education and innovation at the Center of Excellence in Faith and Health at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. She previously served as editor in chief of Church Health Reader from 2013-2016 and as director of the Knowledge Center at Church Health. She he has received multiple awards from the Associated Church Press for her writing in Church Health Reader and is co-author of Bless Her Heart: Life as a Young Clergy Woman (Chalice Press, 2011). Stacy holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, Union Theological Seminary and Austin College and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

 

The New Wheat Street Gardens

In urban Atlanta, farmer Rashid Nuri is re-planting a church’s vision.

by Stacy Smith

The Good Earth of Good Friday

by Stacy Smith

Hymn of Healing: Christ, Heal Me Twice

Tune: Finlandia

by Stacy Smith

Hymn of Healing: Loving Jesus, Living Body

Tune: Beach Spring

by Stacy Smith

Hymn of Healing: An Open Plea

Tune: Song 34 / The Angel’s Song

by Stacy Smith

Blessed Be Our Table

Graces for Mealtimes and Reflections on Food

by Stacy Smith

Making Health Ministry Work

5 Questions with Kirsten Peachey

by Stacy Smith

The Longest Night

A worship service where sorrow is welcome

by Stacy Smith

Cookies, Lent, and the Body

by Stacy Smith

Holy Comfort

Gardening as a means to mental health

by Stacy Smith

A Church that is Poor, and for the Poor

Q&A with Fr. Jim Martin on Pope Francis

by Stacy Smith

Life in Action

Q&A with the Carter Center's Karin Ryan

by Stacy Smith

Liturgy: The Work-Out of the People

by Stacy Smith

A Good Funeral

Q&A with Thomas G. Long

by Stacy Smith

Let Us Laugh! Finding Joy in the Face of Cancer

Q&A with the Rev. Susan Sparks

by Stacy Smith

Recovery and Redemption

Q&A with William Moyers

by Stacy Smith

Creating Communion, Creating Community

Making Homemade Grape Juice for Communion

by Stacy Smith

All around the Church

Improving a Congregation's Health in Every Corner of the Building

by Stacy Smith and Rachel Davis

Singing our Lives

by Stacy Smith

Seriously Funny Spirituality

Q&A with Father Jim Martin

by Stacy Smith

2014 Top 10 Articles - Editor's Picks

by Stacy Smith

Building the Blessings of Bikes

Revolutions Bicycle Co-op

by Stacy Smith

Trees Walking

by Stacy Smith

Blessed by the Presence of God

Liturgy for Occassional Services

by Stacy Smith

Women’s Uncommon Prayers

Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated

by Stacy Smith

Prayers and Ideas for Healing Services

by Stacy Smith

Stronger Together: Research Tips

Q&A with Lance Laird

by Stacy Smith

A Modern Day Disciple

Q&A with Martin E. Marty on Granger Westberg

by Stacy Smith

Going to a Thin Place

Pilgrimage as a Sacred Practice

by Stacy Smith

Scarcity and Abundance

Q&A with Walter Brueggemann

by Stacy Smith

Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

5 Questions for Michael Pollan

by Stacy Smith

Statement from the Editor

by Stacy Smith

The Whole Church

Q&A with Otis Moss III

by Stacy Smith

Seeing Healing

Q&A with Lenny Foster

by Stacy Smith

A Godly Plan for Health

Q&A with Brent Egan, MD

by Stacy Smith

A Place of Beauty and Peace

by Stacy Smith