News

from the Clergy Health Initiative

Video: Impact of Spirited Life

Pastors Eldrick Davis, Alexis Coleman, and Bob Kretzu discuss the positive effects Spirited Life has had on their spiritual, mental, and physical health.

Friday, November 16, 2012
Fit for Ministry

The Christian Century discusses why being a pastor can be bad for your health, and looks at the Clergy Health Initiative's efforts to address the issue.

Monday, October 22, 2012
Self-Care Is Not Selfish

In North Carolina, UMC clergy are learning that, while challenging, it’s more than OK to care for themselves.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Clergy Depression: Carrying It All, Burying It All

In a post on the Clergy Health Initiative's blog, The Connection, Spirited Life wellness advocate Angela M. MacDonald shares resources to help clergy identify and seek help for depression.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Quiz: Food, Health and Faith

Worshippers may love their doughnuts on Sunday mornings and meat loaf and mashed potatoes at church suppers. But does church life encourage obesity, or help combat it? Take a quiz to find out.

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Creating Health Interventions for Clergy Proves Complex

Pastors' need to put others first provides an obstacle to tackling their higher-than-average rates of chronic disease and depression.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Who's Behind the Evaluation Curtain?

Research director Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and The Duke Endowment's Bill Bacon discuss how evaluation is helping enhance Spirited Life's efficacy.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Pastor & Parish

The Clergy Health Initiative is piloting a new program for laity that promotes thoughtful, theological reflection.

Friday, March 9, 2012
A Theology of Food

Research professor Norman Wirzba addressed questions about the connection of theology to food and food production on an episode of Duke’s “Office Hours.”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Spirited Life

Through October 31, 2010 the Clergy Health Initiative is enrolling clergy in Spirited Life, its multi-year health and wellness program and behavioral health study.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010