Churches can help address the distinctive needs incarcerated women face behind bars and upon release.
It is encouraging to see churches helping members become better educated about mental disorders and working to defuse the stigma of mental illness. Dealing with this issue requires high levels of sensitivity and respect. In today's world, mental illness is not a
I’ve tried to stay abreast of developments in the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which virtually disappeared from radio and radar contact two months ago with more than 200 people aboard. Today’s news suggests that the underwater search in the Indian
The brilliant composer and musician Mozart once said, “I can tell a good musician by the way he plays the rests.” What an amazing insight. Mozart knew that the rests are what give the composition structure. The rests give us the space to enjoy the
Many people with mental illnesses don’t exactly know how to relate to others or whom to trust, but everyone needs friends and people who care for them. Such a friendship can be like any other and includes sharing of personal information by both parties and,
Jesus identified mourning as a blessing because when we mourn the death of our loved one, God will make sure we are comforted. God uses fellow believers as comforters to those who are mourning.
Humankind has struggled with the matter of mental disorders — or mental illness — as long as people can remember. In Jesus' day -- and today -- people feared what they didn't understand. What can churches do to reach out?