Pastoral care

Helping Busy People Connect with God

By Bryant Wright
When you are a pastor, most people think that you have all the time in the world to spend with God. After all, that’s what we DO, isn’t it? Unfortunately, too many of… read more

Sometimes Men Cry (and Sometimes Women Don’t)

By Sean Drummond
As one of the on-call chaplains at an urban pediatric hospital, I was most frequently awakened by the sound of my pager in the very wee hours of the morning. Most of the time… read more

Trusting God in Times of Suffering

By Sheila Walsh
How often do you feel battered and bruised by the unexpected storms of life? Do you ever feel that at times suffering and pain seem to be getting the upper hand? This is… read more

Helping Vets Come All the Way Home

By David Thompson
In 1863 Patrick Gilmore wrote the popular Civil War song, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, the lyrics of which motivated Civil War soldiers to believe that a better life… read more

Worship for Communities in Crisis

By Matthew L. Kelley
Early one morning I was awakened at sunrise by someone pounding on my door. I was at the Methodist Seminary in San Jose, Costa Rica, on a mission trip, and I expected this day… read more

Is it Okay to Text with Youth?

By Adam Thomas
There are two things to realize in the area of Internet relationships between ministers and youth. First, the Internet is a public place that doesn't feel public because… read more
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