The Ministry of Good Death

by Rebekah Milesa and Len Delony
A chaplain was called to the bedside of a woman nearing death. When he entered the hospital room, Susan, who was very weak and in the final stages of cancer, was surrounded by… read more

Helping People Through the Grief Experience of Job Loss

by James W. Moore
Many talented, committed people (through no fault of their own) have lost their jobs. Some have become suddenly unemployed; others feel woefully underemployed. Some are sad, some… read more

The Face Of Depression

by Susan Gregg-Schroeder
When I look out at the congregation on Sunday morning, I see beyond the faces, the Sunday demeanor, and church clothes. I see faces that are hiding deep pain and… read more

Too Little, Too Late?

by Martin Nicholas
During the Christmas holidays, a cold front pushed frigid air and freezing temperatures upon Houston while my wife and I were away traveling. On our return to town, I was… read more

The Pastor as Marriage Fixer

by Blaine B. Rader
They met in college. After their first date, Marc announced to his roommates that he had found the woman he would marry. Chris felt good with Marc. He lifted her spirits. In two… read more

A Sense of Place

by Thomas E. Frank
The mission challenge for our churches is to help us become inhabitants. Planted in a place, congregations can put down deep roots. On Thursday evening, June 21, 1781, Francis… read more
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