Book Review

Living L’Arche

Book Review

reviewed by Jonathan Johnson

Founded by Jean Vanier, L’Arche communities are “family-like homes where people with and without disabilities share their lives together, give witness to the reality that persons with disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship.” In his work Living L’Arche, Kevin S. Reimer gets a rare inside look at L’arche community in a […]

Comfort, Comfort My People

Struggling with Infertility

by Deborah Patterson

Facing infertility can be a trying and troubling time for couples. This my husband and I learned from personal, painful experience which lasted more than a decade, and led to a place where going to church became both a blessing (our pastor knew of and lovingly supported us through our despair) and a tremendous source […]

Interview

Vibrant, Caring Places

Q&A with Matthew Ellis

by John Shorb

Matthew Ellis, executive director of National Episcopal Health Ministries, spoke with Church Health Reader about how congregations can be vibrant, caring places. John Shorb: How do you think the Church as a whole and individual congregations make the church a caring place of health and wholeness? Matthew Ellis: The Church can provide a forum to […]

Interview

Seeding New Ministries

Q&A with Richard Herman

by John Shorb

Through grant making, connecting and equipping activities, Wheat Ridge Ministries in Itasca, Illinois, is committed to assisting and encouraging new and innovative human care ministries as they are developed by congregations and other faith-based organizations. Church Health Reader spoke with Richard Herman,  president of Wheat Ridge Ministries, about how they seed new ministries of health and […]