Category: mental health

  • Unhealthy Church Conflict & What I Have Learned

    Unhealthy Church Conflict & What I Have Learned

    I’ve been in ministry for 17 years. Let me tell you a secret: ministry can be relationally brutal. I have hurt others, and my family and I have been through the ringer. There’s no mystery why pastors are leaving the pastorate in droves. The battlefield of church conflicts could have caused a root of bitterness and […]

  • An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    To Whom It May Concern: This letter is being sent to implore the school board to act for the safety of our children. Do not demand restrictions that are more “hygiene theatre[1]” than reasonable restrictions for our children’s safety. Restrictions that include social distancing and mask wearing have little value for kids’ physical health while […]

  • Hosanna | Marantha: Darrin Patrick’s Death and a Moment for Change—Updated

    Hosanna | Marantha: Darrin Patrick’s Death and a Moment for Change—Updated

    The Christian Post whose article I used to confirm the story (after hearing from friends who knew Darrin) updated their article this evening: “The investigation is ongoing and it’s unknown whether the self-inflicted gunshot wound was ‘intentional or unintentional,’ a representative from the church told The Christian Post on Saturday. “ “Self-inflicted gunshot wound” has […]

  • Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar Speech Changed my Life

    Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar Speech Changed my Life

    My life changed last night. I was watching the Oscars while still explaining to my boys why one male reporter was wearing a pretty dress during the red carpet time. Then the life changing moment happened. Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar last night for best actor. When he came up and gave his acceptance speech, […]

  • Suicide is Not Noble

    Suicide is Not Noble

    Another pastor commits suicide. It happens. It is deeply sad. It has happened before. One of my pastors growing up committed suicide a decade ago. It was painful for our community and even more so for his family. Sadly, pastors along with other men and women will commit suicide in the future. Until the king […]

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