Is praying for others good for the soul?
Studies show praying for someone is beneficial even if they aren’t religious, says David Briggs. “It provides a special source of hope.”
‘Fatherless’ on Father’s Day
As a young adult watching her dad say, “Our Father,” for the last time, Tiffany Dale is reminded that we are never “fatherless.”
Church protects people and pets in storm
Since 2006, church near Moore, Oklahoma shelters people and their pets whenever storms draw near — to the relief of all family members.
Tornadoes: Responding to children’s fears
Consoling children after a tragedy can be difficult. Find resources, books, videos and more to help them cope.
Mental health: Activity benefits aging
“As a church,” says successful-aging leader Barbara Bruce, “we must not let our older members languish and become stagnant.”
Mental health care: Education is key
After her son’s tragic death, the Rev. Cheryl Magrini made it her mission to fight the stigma and raise awareness of mental illness.
Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact
A tribute to a “tireless champion for vulnerable people” who will be sorely missed.
United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar
The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69.
Clergy’s ‘biggest losers’ win big
Pastors who worked to improve their health share their success stories, including one’s 70-pound weight loss, and their advice.
UMCOR leader kept humor despite disaster
He often connected with others by making them laugh, a gift that was appreciated by disaster responders and survivors alike.
The right rockin’ Rev. Sherry Cothran
Her journey has taken Nashville pastor from the concert stage to the pulpit … with occasional trips back to the stage.
Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell
“It is critical,” says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, “that our history is highlighted…so we can envision a bright future… .”
Women making history: Lessie Vonner
“It’s important for young women to know how much the women before them have done for the world,” says jazz trumpeter and church musician.
Busy first semester for freshman, president
New vision for school, the lead in a musical and a pie in the face highlight 2012 for University of Indianapolis freshman and new president.
UMTV: Professional Comic Turned Preacher
Jerry Herships went from show biz to soul biz. “I used to be a comedian, emcee and host. That’s still what I am. I host ‘happy hours’ for God.”
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