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It took a health crisis to teach me the meaning of genuine pastoral care.
8 questions with Mel Lawrenz
In the wake of murder, Stuart Briscoe talks tragedy, grief, and the difficult art of the funeral sermon.
To help with healing, speak to the soul.
Reflections on the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.
When churches embrace the disabled, everyone benefits.
Ministry to the mentally ill.
Our editors have compiled our best on Pastoral Care topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.
David Hansen draws from his own experiences ministering to Alzheimers patients, stroke victims, and others who have lost the ability to function in many ways but in whom he has seen evidence of healthy and functioning souls.
After a week in the world, worshipers may need our prayers as much as our preaching.
Gordon MacDonald identifies six different kinds of corporate prayer and explains the value of each of them.
How to minister wisely when it shows up in your congregation.
How would you respond if a church member revealed that their spouse was abusive? Lou Reed, a pastor and domestic violence victim advocate, outlines how a pastor should respond to domestic violence.
Pastoring in the meds age, when everybody's on something.
In a society where people are increasingly dependent upon medication (including meds that regulate mental health), pastors need to be prepared to minister to those dealing with mental illness and other health issues.
The difference between marriage and a Christian marriage.
When the church's role in marriage is being questioned, here's how to share Christ's love with couple wanting to be wed at your church. Which may or may not mean conducting a ceremony of Christian marriage.