Should People With Mental Illness Be In Church Leadership?

Leadership and Ministry

Dale Partridge has recently given his opinion about people with mental illness in leadership in the wake of the suicide of Jarrid Wilson. It is not accepting or tolerant or understanding or compassionate to hire […]

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How Could a Pastor Commit Suicide?

Leadership and Ministry

We are hearing more and more about pastors committing suicide. How can that be? Aren’t pastors supposed to be extra-spiritual? Shouldn’t they be the last to consider suicide? It is heart-breaking to hear these stories. […]

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Christ on the Psych Ward – Review

Disability and Faith

One of the most important conversations needed in the church is that of mental illness. There are different ways we can do this. It can be by describing the facts of mental illness or telling […]

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2 Things I Wished I Learned More in Seminary

Seminary

My wife is just beginning her seminary studies and that is making me reflect on my own experience in seminary. I had a fantastic experience at McMaster Divinity College and I had a very good […]

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31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Mental Health

Pastor

One of the biggest challenges that I face as a pastor is responding to mental illness. While I had a couple of counselling courses in seminary, I feel that I lack background in mental health. […]

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Welcoming People with Mental Health Issues Into the Church

Leadership and Ministry

This is a guest post by Joseph Mulak. Joseph blogs at Walking in the Faith, “The purpose of this site is to help Christians live out their faith while living in an increasingly secular society.” […]

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Good News: Mental Health and Addictions Workshop

Good News

We had a young man named Brandon as a part of Queen Street Baptist Church. Brandon was intelligent and friendly. He also suffered from mental health and addictions. Unfortunately, Brandon died of an overdose a […]

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Autism and Mental Health

Autism

Although autism is not a mental illness, there is a connection. The stress of either being on the autism spectrum or caring for someone on the autism spectrum can greatly affect mental health. I had […]

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Good News: Speaking the Truth About Mental Health

Good News

Moving back to St. Catharines has brought back many memories. Today was one of those days, but in two different ways. This morning, after preaching at Queen Street Baptist Church, we went to Central Community […]

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What is PMDD?

PMDD

I am the husband of a woman who has long suffered with PMDD. What is PMDD? PMDD is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. You can find some more information here. This is not exactly the same as […]

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Pastoring While Combatting Mental Illness

Leadership and Ministry

During my time off from pastoral ministry, I was blessed to have Deane Proctor as my pastor at Queensway Baptist Church. Deane is a great pastor, especially in his preaching and leadership development. In addition […]

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Things Not to Say to Someone With Mental Illness

Leadership and Ministry

I find that half the battle in knowing how to support someone going through a hard time is to know what not to say. We have all (including me) said the wrong thing but we […]

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An Interview With Deane Proctor on the Church and Mental Health

Hope's Reason

In this episode, I interview Deane Proctor of Queensway Baptist Church on the subject of the church and mental health. Deane is the co-host of a podcast called Mind Matters and you can find it here and the Facebook […]

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5 Things That You Need to Know About Mental Health

Mental Health

I am by no means a mental health professional. I have only taken a couple of counselling courses and it is definitely not my strength. But you don’t have to be a professional to know […]

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Good News: Feeling Blessed

Good News

For my good news post, I could speak about my love for my sons who just had birthdays. But I already did that here and here. Still, having these guys in my life is good […]

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Trying to Find Good News

Good News

Two years ago, I began writing regular good news posts on my blog. They started as daily posts and eventually moved to weekly posts. The original context was that I was going through a dark […]

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Mental Health and Grace

Mental health

I would say that in general, society has improved in its attitude toward mental health. Even when I was in my 20s and 30s, I don’t remember much talk about mental health. Now there is more […]

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Getting Through Church With Anxiety

Disability and Faith

I have known Brett Ullman for a number of years, ever since we went through the Arrow Leadership Program together. Brett has an incredible speaking and writing ministry. I have long respect the work he […]

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Seeing a Miracle

There is no guess work when it comes to my good news this week. We have seen some amazing things over the last couple of days. Our son (not our son with autism) has some […]

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What Does it Take to Kill a Child?

I came across this heartbreaking story of a mother and her child with severe autism. Kelli Stapleton took her daughter Issy into a van and attempted to kill both of them with carbon monoxide. Thankfully […]

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