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ministry of presence

Being a non-anxious presence in any situation gives us power to calm tensions and help others, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama. more

Practicing Faith

Suffering

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Whether clergy or laity, Christians who engage in ministries of caring will find they need a solid spiritual grounding in order to "suffer with" those they help, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Practicing Faith

Nurse

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Parish Nursing and the Ministry of Presence

A parish nurse practices a kind of "ministry of presence" that includes close attention to a patient's spiritual transformation as well as his or her bodily state, writes the Rev. Amy Yeary Holmes. more

Oct 18, 2013 4:16 PM The Pondering Prophet