Search Results

Lies Pastors Believe, Part Two
Before we look at strategy or plans, let’s first look to Jesus and to what he wants to do in and through us. After all, he led us into ministry, and he can give us the strength and guidance to help us continue, and finish well, no matter how long the journey ahead. 
Lies Pastors Believe, Part One
Pastors are called on constantly to help people fix their lives, because pastors minister to people who are broken. But pastors are broken people, too.
A Pastor Dies By Suicide: Three Things We All Need to Know
As many of us learned of Jarrid Wilson’s suicide, I’m reminded that pastors (and Christians) are not immune, and being honest about that is good for all of us.
Fleeing North in the Full Armor of God
When our church offered therapy to traumatized migrants, we witnessed the healing power of Scripture.
How J. P. Moreland Presented His Anxious Mind to GodSubscriber Access Only
The apologist opens up about his battles with mental illness.
Breaking Church Growth Barriers Will Not Keep You From Crashing
A plea to my fellow pastors: The body of Christ wants you healthy and whole more than we need you to perform numerically.
Mental Illness and the Church: Some Brief Thoughts on Some Ways to Engage Better
People are getting better at talking about mental illness, but there is still a stigma.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
Necessary Conversations: The Church, Suicide, and Mental Health
The church is for the broken. A church without the broken is a broken church.
The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
Let's move beyond the whispering, the silence, the shame, and the stigma.
Helping Teenagers and Children Cope Spiritually and Emotionally after a Crisis Like the Thai Cave Rescue
Odds of being trapped in a cave like the Thai soccer boys is rare – but childhood trauma is not.
Counseling Across America: Regional Snapshots of What Problems Rank Highest
The stigma that was often attached to pursuing mental wellness is slowly going away—and Americans are increasingly taking charge of their mental health because of it.
The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
Why is it uniquely challenging for us to address issues often associated with mental illness?
Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
And how psychiatry and psychology came to be seen as anti-God.
How Can So Many Pastors Be Godly and Dysfunctional at the Same Time?
Illuminating the blind spots in most approaches to spiritual formation.
What Should Pastors Know About Generation Z?
Five experts discuss the ways this emerging demographic is helping them rethink preaching, parenting, and service.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health
How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining Denominations
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining DenominationsSubscriber Access Only
The 2020 project shows shifting complexity of organized religion.
CT Bookstore

Enter The Vault

Vault

Browse our Full Library of online archives, including past issues of CT magazine. Access the Archives

close