The Fitness-Driven Church
Across the country, congregations are whipping members into shape with highly marketed, faith-based health programs. What's right—and troubling—about the trend.
Obese and Beautiful
As the West exports its fat stigma to developing countries, the church might export its welcome embrace to those on all ends of the body mass index.
Why Your Church Needs a Dr. Oz
Fitness programs like the one launched at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church rightfully teach us that exercise and healthy eating are not spiritually 'neutral.'
A Weighty Issue
The church's silence on food addiction is ignoring sin—and hurting women.
Losing It on TV
Ruby Gettinger, a Sunday school teacher in Georgia who weighed 700 pounds, battles her obesity — and leans on God — on national television.
The Weigh and the Truth
Christian dieting programs—like Gwen Shamblin's Weigh Down Diet—help believers pray off the pounds. But what deeper messages are they sending about faith and fitness?