Preventing Suicide

You are a practical theologian. That is the premise that Preventing Suicide is built on. As a pastor, chaplain, or counselor its is important for you the reflect upon your own theology of suicide. Why? Well because what you belief affects what you do, because there isn’t one Christian position on suicide, and finally becauseContinue reading “Preventing Suicide”

Preventing Pastoral Burnout

Without at doubt anybody who is involved in any sort of pastoral ministry is liable to “burn out.” Pastors, chaplains, and pastoral counselors are all at risk for burning out. In fact some studies have shown that… “protestant clergy had the highest overall work-related stress and were next to the lowest in personal resources toContinue reading “Preventing Pastoral Burnout”

Music Monday – “Child” by Washa

Unlike some of the stuff I have posted recently, i.e. Hip Hop, today I present to you a song that is fairly ambient, places an emphasis on tone and atmosphere, and makes use of complex instrumentation in order to create a mood that is both melancholic yet hopeful. Enjoy! (HT: The Good Christian Music Blog)

Spiritual Depression (Pt. 2)

Its pretty much guranteed – if you are a Christian you will experience “spiritual depression” at some point.  Much like other forms of depression, “spiritual depression” is marked by an absence of feeling. You don’t feel like pursuing God and you don’t feel like pursuing community. Most importantly, you don’t “feel” God’s presence. Instead youContinue reading “Spiritual Depression (Pt. 2)”