Recovery ministry is an important work of the local church as it extends hope and grace to people who may need it most. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Carolyn Moore shares three tips on how to move your local church to having recovery as an integral part of your local church's DNA and culture
Sometimes we like a clean cross with no sign of a struggle at all. Patricia S. Taylor shares what kind of cross we need to encounter when times are dark.
In some confession liturgies, the congregation asks forgiveness because "we have not heard the cry of the needy." But, sometimes it can be really hard to listen. Karen Vine shares her experience of finding listening difficult.
Most of us deal with shame of some kind. Aaron Reynolds boldly and courageously has walked out from under the shame he has lived with, and he challenges you to walk into the light with him.
No, this post can't keep you sober through the holidays, but these 8 tips just might help you along the way. Michelle Manuel offers timely advice for surviving the holidays with your sobriety intact. It can be incredibly hard, but it is well worth it!
What does a person really need when they are walking through a dark time? Duke Walker shares wisdom that faith-filled depression is better than pseudo-holy hope. Christian faith in the midst of depression is a faith that is grounded in the unchanging nature of God. This is the faith that walks through the valley with the knowledge that God goes with us. To hope for anything else is idolatry and contributes to the depth of despair rather than lifting one out of it.
Recovery from hospitalizations due to mental illness is a difficult road to travel. Having a team and support system that consists of adequately trained people is a must. Asbury Theological Seminary and Asbury University are offering a training opportunity for students and clinicians. Read more about it here.
We live more and more in a fast-paced, technology-driven society. Duke Walker muses on how technology might be affecting our spirituality.
It all was so seductive. Wasn't I loving others by helping them? Didn't they really need my help? Isn't it selfish to put my eyes on life? Satan knew just how to trap me in this game. Kathy Milans shares her journey toward healthy boundaries.
News feeds and social media outlets have been filled with commentary on the recent death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The nature of his...