Though it receives little attention in the West, access to mental health care is one of the most critical health issues in Africa, says a Kenyan psychiatrist.
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The ancient art form of rock balancing offers Christian leaders lessons on patience, creativity, attention to detail and joy.
Losing weight has improved the Rev. Eldrick Davis' health and renewed his energy for ministry. Photo by Alex Maness
At one time, Pastor Eldrick Davis couldn’t preach without a portable oxygen tank. Last year, he lost more than 100 pounds with the support of his congregation and a Duke program to help pastors lose weight and improve their health.
An Arkansas-based program called Renew offers a retreat and relationship support to United Methodist clergy and their spouses.
In this excerpt from the book “So Much Better: How Thousands of Pastors Help Each Other Thrive,” the authors examine a Christian Reformed Church peer group that spent time outdoors in prayer and reflection.
Medicine needs physicians who can call on the Christian tradition to offer another way of thinking about human flourishing, sickness and health, says a physician-theologian.
Why should you pay attention to the outliers in your organization who are thriving despite few resources? The story of a Vietnamese village shows why paying attention to positive deviants can create lasting change, even in seemingly impossible situations.