Category Archives: Connections Newsletter

Clergy and Mental Health

by Dr. Steven Snook, Ph.D., special for ADOTS Connections. The Clergy Health Initiative at the Duke Divinity School conducted survey research and found that pastors experienced rates of depression that were double (11.1 percent) that of the general population (5.5 percent).  Anxiety rates were 13.5 percent for pastors and seven percent of clergy reported experiencing […]

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Farming for Transformation

CONNECTIONS had a few questions for Brenna Wright, founder of Abbey Fields, Knoxville, an urban farm project. She is a member of Old North Abbey, and her husband deacon Aaron is the pastoral leader there.  Brenna, thanks for taking the time to share the story of your farm with CONNECTIONS. Please tell us about one […]

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Body Trouble

by Canon Greg Goebel After Jesus rose from the dead he appeared the Mary Magdalene and the Apostles, and over 500 others. He made a point to show them that he was indeed there in body. Paul tells us that he rose again physically, and if not our hope is in vain. He ascended, and […]

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