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Monthly Archives: July 2016
4 reasons why teens cut to COPE
Because acronyms help facts stick in our head, I’ve created one here: COPE. Teens – or kids or adults – cut for Control, as an Obsessive Behavior, as Punishment, or as an Emotional release. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Resources Tagged control, cope, cutting, emotional release, Key Ministry, obsessive behavior, punishment, self-injury, Shannon Dingle 2 Comments
Catherine Boyle… Stepping Into Mental Health Ministry: Understand Who Your Church Is and Find the Champions
Before launching the Ironbridge Baptist Church mental health pilot, I spent months talking and meeting with individuals of influence within the church community, many with ‘lived experience.’ The goal of such conversations was ultimately to generate support for the idea that we could – as a faith community – be much more upfront about the reality of mental illness, in all its various forms – and begin truly supporting one another. Continue reading
4 thoughts on being a church leader with alcoholism
Bring your stories of redemption, we say. Your testimonies of sobriety are welcome here. But if you’re in the muck right now, we’d really rather you clean yourself up because we don’t really want to get dirty. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry Tagged addiction, alcoholism, church, Key Ministry, Leadership, NewSpring, pastors, Perry Noble, Shannon Dingle 2 Comments
Dr. Karen Crum…10 Ways to Make Bible Camp Successful for Children with Autism and Related Challenges
Here are ten ideas for staff wanting to help children with autism succeed at a camp for typical kids. Continue reading
Review: Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife by Ruth A. Tucker
The book mixes the personal and the theological, serving as both a wife’s narrative of enduring domestic abuse by a pastor husband and a theology professor’s analysis of the biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding abuse in the church. Continue reading
Subversive for the Kingdom in post-Christian America
We celebrate today the birth of a country founded 240 years ago by men willing to subvert the “old order” of doing things. America evolved into a republic in which individual rights…in particular, freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom … Continue reading