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Pastor, Why Are You Hiding?
Sin-management strategies rarely work. It’s time to risk moving out from the shadows.
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
What Parents Need Most from Their Pastors After a Miscarriage
Pregnancy loss is more than a “difficult season.” It’s a death in the family.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed CongregationSubscriber Access Only
These suggestions will help your church better care for survivors of abuse.
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
The Integrated PastorSubscriber Access Only
Toward an embodied and embedded spiritual formation.
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
The Problem with Colorblindness in Pastoral Counseling
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
The Power of Ethical CongruenceSubscriber Access Only
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
Called into a MessSubscriber Access Only
Pastoring is rarely glamorous, and often chaotic. That’s normal. That’s ministry.
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral CareSubscriber Access Only
A seasoned shepherd selects those most helpful for 'the cure of souls.'
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
The Spiritual Roots of AddictionSubscriber Access Only
Seth Haines talks about his battle with alcoholism and how leaders can help addicts find freedom.
Ministry in the Wake of the UCC ShootingSubscriber Access Only
As our community reels from a brutal tragedy, we’re learning to lean on Jesus and each other.
Top Story April 22, 2019
Love That Will Not Let Go
Love That Will Not Let Go
Mary Magdalene both clung to the risen Christ and went out to bear witness.
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