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from Thriving Rural Communities

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
Rural Ministry Colloquia: Faith and Bodies

Thriving Rural Communities joins the Divinity Women’s Center for a panel discussion.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Rural Ministry Colloquia: Ministry in the Lonely Valley

Download an audio recording of Jeremy Troxler’s discussion of the loneliness of rural ministry via iTunes U.

Monday, October 11, 2010
Rural Convocation

United Methodist clergy from across North Carolina gathered to discuss the state of the rural church.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Finding Friendship Through Community Service

Through targeted outreach, Hayesville First UMC strengthens its rural, mountain community.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Alumni Profile

The Duke Endowment highlights Rev. Duncan Martin, a 2009 graduate of the Thriving Rural Communities program.

Friday, July 23, 2010
The Simple Salve

In a reflection for the Clergy Health Initiative, Thriving Rural Communities director Jeremy Troxler reminds us that sometimes the salves for our sicknesses are surprisingly simple.

Friday, July 23, 2010