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Losing weight has improved the Rev. Eldrick Davis' health and renewed his energy for ministry. Photo by Alex Maness

Weight loss is ministry's gain

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.

Leading with our bodies

When it comes to eating, most Christians are Gnostic. As a result, their bodies suffer. If the church and its members are to thrive, they need leaders who model a more holistic, sacramental way to eat, writes Fred Bahnson.