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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Good News: An Exciting Morning at Church

Good News

By “exciting,” I don’t mean extra-lively music or extra-dynamic preaching. It was an exciting service at Queen Street Baptist Church in a totally unexpected and unplanned way. We had a young man come in late […]

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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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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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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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Seeing the Progress

One of the hardest things that we have experienced in the past year has been our youngest son’s battle with mental illness. While I share a fair bit of personal stuff on this blog, I […]

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Was Andrew Lubitz a Muslim?

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most heartbreaking stories in recent days is the deliberate crashing of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 by its co-pilot, Andrew Lubitz. Authorities have done much work to reconstruct what took place when Lubitz took […]

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Step by Step: A Conversation With Deane Proctor

Leadership and Ministry

This is a special interview for me as this one is with my pastor. I have known Deane Proctor for some time as we were both pastoring in the same denomination. When my family was […]

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Do People Who Commit Suicide Go to Heaven?

Apologetics and Theology

I have been asked many times about the eternal fate of people who commit suicide. Do people who commit suicide go to heaven? I need to make two things clear: I have never committed suicide, […]

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Robin Williams, Matt Walsh and Choice

Disability and Faith

I really am not interested in getting on the Robin Williams bandwagon. I enjoyed his movies and am sad that he is dead but I really am not interested in getting more hits on my […]

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