Health & Well-being

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The dark side of sabbatical

Congregations and pastors can benefit from a sabbatical. But some predictable problems can arise when leaders step away from their posts. Mark Miller-McLemore offers some advice on how to avoid these pitfalls.

Exhaustion ethics

As the speed of life increases, Lisa Nichols Hickman fears that a too-full life limits one’s capacity to care. Yet the parable of the Good Samaritan shows that it is possible to overcome this “exhaustion ethic.”

Have we fruit?

To bear the good fruit of wellness, we must attend to daily disciplines and long-term practices of the faith. And that includes asking about the fruit we bear, says Nathan E. Kirkpatrick.

Body and soul

United Methodist clergy in North Carolina have significantly higher rates of chronic disease than other state residents, according to new research by the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School. The findings could be illuminating for others in ministry as well.