Shortly after his ordination, a home visit unexpectedly throws a new pastor in the deep end.
How can we accompany people through this valley of anxiety, fear, and death?
What use are boundaries when you’re sitting with a friend who is about to die?
Sonia Waters sees pain and trauma at the heart of this particular type of soul sickness.
The roller coaster, the marathon, and the deep end
The man turned in a visitor card. I pulled up my web browser.
The teenager told me she was down to her last option: a hanger.
Christy Gunter Sim, a trauma expert and domestic violence survivor, offers case studies for church leaders.
Here he was: prostrate, limp, a huge tube going down his windpipe.
One person told me, “It’s the first time I’ve been in a church for 30 years, since that day.”
Pastoral, prophetic, and political
Standing at the graveside with the last lingering family members, time seems thick.
Bruce Rogers-Vaughn believes that modern capitalism isn't simply anti-government. It's also anti-human and anti-church.
If you have to choose between offering false hope and the truth, go with the truth.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “door.”