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Darrin Patrick’s Death, His Love for Pastors, and How We Need One Another
Darrin’s death is not the last word on his life. His love for pastors—and his concern for their mental health and thriving—can be part of our response today.
Resilient Church Leaders, Part 5: Responding to People in the Church Who are Suffering When We Disagree
When considering the prospect of challenging another person’s beliefs or understandings, especially when he or she is in pain, it is rarely wise to rush in on an impulse.
Resilient Church Leaders, Part 4: Supporting Church Leadership and Pastors
When life stressors overwhelm a person’s ability to manage his or her life, he or she will likely break down and may grow sad and anxious.
Prayer in a Pandemic, Part Three
Prayer and proclamation.
Resilient Church Leaders, Part 3: Psychology’s Thoughts on the Faith and the Church
Mental health professionals and spiritual directors would benefit in their work from cooperation with each other.
Resilient Church Leaders, Part 2: Clinically-Related Thoughts
A panel during the GC2 Summit allowed for a discussion of these topics with several members of the Wheaton College School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy.
Faith over Fear, Anxiety, and Disaster
Turning to God and others in the midst of hopelessness, despair, and dread.
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.
How J. P. Moreland Presented His Anxious Mind to GodSubscriber Access Only
The apologist opens up about his battles with mental illness.
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.
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.
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?
What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
And how psychiatry and psychology came to be seen as anti-God.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
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.
The Truth about Suicide
More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.

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Singing the Songs of Injustice
Singing the Songs of Injustice
Biblical, angry, congregational worship can help transform our hearts and churches.

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