H & D

Topic: Biblical Principles

Why Did Jesus Heal?

Posted on January 1, 2010

Steven Reames ponders Jesus’ healing ministry and the lessons it has for modern medical practice.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

Teaching Rounds With Moses

Posted on January 1, 2010

Dr. Bryan Hollinger discusses the parallels between the life of Moses and the lives of Christians in healthcare.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

A Sling and Five Stones: Risk, Courage and the Kingdom of God

Posted on January 1, 2009

Dr. Rick Donlon looks at five crucial weapons disciples of Christ need in order to slay the modern day giants that we face in healing ministries.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

Embracing Shalom

Posted on January 1, 2009

The Old Testament concept of shalom has been offered as a definition of true Biblical health. Grace Tazelaar writes about shalom as being the result of our reconciliation with God, self, others and the world around us.

Topics: H&D, Nursing, Biblical Principles

Do You Have Dirty Feet?

Posted on January 1, 2008

Pastor and Missions Director, Nathan Cook draws on the life of the prophet Isaiah as an example of how God sometimes calls us to "imprudent obedience".

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Missional Living

Learning to Pray for Healing

Posted on January 1, 2008

Missionary physician Steve Hawthorne describes his shocking discovery of the extent to which he had compartmentalized his faith, and then shares his quest to integrate his secular, scientific profession of healing with his faith in God, who actively sustains all aspects of his creation.

Topics: H&D, Doctors, Biblical Principles

Healing Affluenza

Posted on January 1, 2008

The second of the author's biblical reflections from the 2007 CCHF Conference digs deeply into the historical and contemporary significance of the man that Jesus healedand releasedfrom the disease of dropsy, which Loberg likens to avarice.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

Apocalyptic Hope

Posted on January 1, 2007

This very personal sermon finds reason to take heart in catastrophic times. Hilfiker says that as we celebrate each other's call in the context of ever-deepening community, we "co-create with God toward the reign of God."

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

The Temptations of Jesus

Posted on January 1, 2007

From the author's biblical reflection at CCHF COnference 2007, this study places Jesus' temptations in a political freamwork and finds parallels with both the nation of Israel and with life in the nation we call home.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Missional Living

The Cost and the Joys of Serving the Least of These

Posted on January 1, 2007

In this transcript from her CCHF conference 2007 plenary address, the author weaves stories and scripture to speak to the uniqueness of Christian health care. our distinctive calling, identity, work ethic and rewards are all considered.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Missional Living, Working with the Underserved

How Shall We Then Practice?

Posted on January 1, 2007

How we define the practice of medicine makes all the difference. Using three Christian metaphors, Curlin helps us see through current misconceptions of medicine and guides us to a more biblical conception.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

Prayer: A Privelege and a Necessity

Posted on January 1, 2007

Two nurses step out and pray with patients, then watch God work.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Whole-Person Care

Gestures and Meaning

Posted on January 1, 2007

The sign of the cross, an ancient liturgical gesture, is examined for its ability to remind us of our source and purpose in practicing health care among the poor.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles

Health is Membership

Posted on January 1, 2006

Prolific author and Kentucky farmer Wendell Berry explores the concept of health as wholeness within community. He contrasts that model with the mechanisitic framework prevalent in American healthcare.

Topics: H&D, Whole Person Care, Biblical Principles

Sacred Rhythms

Posted on January 1, 2005

Jesus is the author's model as she epxlores the four "sacred rhythms" or prayer, community, work, and rest.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Spiritual Disciplines

Medicine for the Least of These

Posted on January 1, 2005

The author discusses some of the thinking that keeps churches from embracing their HIV/AIDS neighbors, especially in poor communities.

Topics: H&D, HIV/AIDS, Community Development, Biblical Principles

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

Posted on January 1, 2005

A pastor applies Cain's infamous question to world crises, and makes a biblical case that a "life with God is a life of being my brother's keeper."

Topics: H&D, HIV/AIDS, Biblical Principles

Living Stones Call for Living Mortar

Posted on January 1, 2005

A doctor at Dayspring shares how the foud adhesives of purpose and design, building well, shared decision-making, and conversing together have kept diverse staff together.

Topics: H&D, Christian Clinics, Community Development, Biblical Principles

God's Economy in Medicine

Posted on January 1, 2004

Ann Dominguez demosntrates the value of all people - particularly the least of these -  through the story of the Gerasene Demonac in Matthew 8:28-34.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Working with the Underserved

Living Left-Handed in a Right-Handed World

Posted on January 1, 2004

Former CCHF staff Keesha Moore recounts her journey out of poverty and a transformative experience with Christ that led her to work at CCHF.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Relocation

What's a "Significant" Ministry?

Posted on January 1, 2004

A pastor uses Jesus' teaching to discover what makes ministry important.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Missional Living

Anatomy of a Blind Spot

Posted on January 1, 2003

Dr. Rick Donlon shares the theological blindspots that marked the first years of opening a clinic in inner-city Memphis.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Missional Living

Reflections on the Empty Chair

Posted on January 1, 2003

Drawn from the author's 2003 conference Bible study, David McRay meditates on Christ's intsruction to His disciples to "minister to the least of these."

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Working with the Underserved,

What Compels You to Ministry?

Posted on January 1, 2003

Lynne Medley-Long examines the motivation for ministry through a discussion of two parables in the gospel of Luke, highlighting the concept of "neighborliness" in the early church and today.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Working with the Underserved, Stress & Burnout

A Professing Profession

Posted on January 1, 2003
Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Discipleship

What Kind of Dirt are You?

Posted on January 1, 1992

Art Jones, MD, reflects on Jesus' parable in Luke 8:5-15 about the different kinds of dirt in regard to medical professionals.

Topics: H&D, Biblical Principles, Working With the Underserved