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Spring : The Essential Work of Pastoral Care

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In this Issue
God Meets Me in My Daily Run
God Meets Me in My Daily Run
What used to feel like a duty has now become my lifeline.
How Social Distancing Is Bringing Pastors Closer to Their Congregants
How Social Distancing Is Bringing Pastors Closer to Their Congregants
In both innovative and old-school ways, ministers are overcoming pandemic hurdles to provide pastoral care.
Pastor, You Have One Job
Pastor, You Have One Job
Ministry is, first and foremost, about being a caretaker of a message.
Pastoral Care Doesn’t Require Capes
Pastoral Care Doesn’t Require Capes
Four practitioners discuss how to minister well without resorting to heroics.
What Sanctification Looks Like
What Sanctification Looks Like
The Bible’s diverse narratives help us disciple those entrusted to our care.
Your Presence Is a Living Sermon
Your Presence Is a Living Sermon
Showing up makes God’s love tangible when people need it most.
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Racial Reconciliation Requires a Painful Level of Self-Awareness
Racial Reconciliation Requires a Painful Level of Self-Awareness
To participate in the work of justice, we pastors need to grow and change.
Visitation Is Still Our Vocation
Visitation Is Still Our Vocation
We may face new challenges, but the heart of our calling remains the same.
Pastoral Care for Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks
Pastoral Care for Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks
Paul shows us how to restore worth to the wounded and weary.
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7 Books for Your Pastoral Care Library
7 Books for Your Pastoral Care Library
Must-have resources for multifaceted ministry.
What Aquinas Can Teach Us About Shepherding Sufferers
What Aquinas Can Teach Us About Shepherding Sufferers
Theological insights on the nature of human emotion and how to interpret it.
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When We Don’t Care Enough to Care
When We Don’t Care Enough to Care
As we love and comfort others, the Comforter gives strength for our weariness (and wariness too).
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