October 2010

Christians Practicing Yoga

The Baptist leader Albert Mohler has generated a lot of discussion with his recent essay arguing that Christians should avoid the practice of yoga.

The Baptist leader Albert Mohler has generated a lot of discussion with his recent essay arguing that Christians should avoid the practice of yoga.

Introducing Spirited Life

Proud. Excited. Jumpy and over-caffeinated. These are all adjectives to describe the Clergy Health Initiative staff as Spirited Life’s enrollment numbers tick steadily higher.

Proud.  Excited.  Jumpy and over-caffeinated.  These are all adjectives to describe the Clergy Health Initiative staff as Spirited Life’s enrollment numbers tick steadily higher.  Enrollment for currently serving clergy ends October 31, so read on and sign up!

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Intuitive Eating and Exercise

There’s been a debate in my local paper in the last week about the health effects of dairy products. A column urges us to follow a dairy-free diet. A letter to the editor takes issue, citing studies of the health benefits of milk and cheese.

There’s been a debate in my local paper in the last week about the health effects of dairy products. A column urges us to follow a dairy-free diet. A letter to the editor takes issue, citing studies of the health benefits of milk and cheese.

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PBS Story on Clergy Stress

The PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly produced a segment on clergy stress for their current episode.

The PBS series Religion & Ethics Newsweekly produced a segment on clergy stress for their current episode. Lynda Ferguson, pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in Bostic, N.C., was featured in the segment, as was a research collaborator of the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, Joseph Stewart-Sicking of Loyola University in Maryland.

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G.I. Blues

Sign of the times: The U.S. Army is making sweeping changes to its physical-training program for new recruits.

Sign of the times: The U.S. Army is making sweeping changes to its physical-training program for new recruits. For instance, sit-ups are out. Push-ups as we knew them from gym classes gone by — also out.

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