Why I Wrote Descriptions and Prescriptions

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

What do you think when someone you know is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Or has started to take a psychoactive medication? Do you say to yourself, “Finally, he is getting the help he really needs!” Or do you feel skeptical about either the diagnosis or the solution (or both), and wonder if what the person really needs is simply to trust in Jesus more? It doesn’t take too many conversations in the church to realize that there are widely divergent views regarding the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. Continue reading

The Church’s Mission and Psychiatric Disorders

Robert Cheong

The Church’s Mission and Psychiatric Disorders

Whether you are a church member or ministry leader you might find yourself filled with a sense of compassion when face with parishioners struggling with mental illness, but it is eclipsed by feelings of fear, ignorance, and incompetence. In your head you affirm the gospel is enough for those living with mental illness but in your heart you find yourself tentative, unsure of how the gospel can tangibly make a difference not just for eternity, but here and now. Continue reading

Personal Reflections on the CCEF Conference

Jonathan Holmes

BCC Staff Note: For more information about the 2011 CCEF National Conference, including ordering the Conference Audio, visit http://www.ccef.org/audio and visit http://www.ccef.org/blog/2012-national-conference-early-registration to view a Conference video. The Best Conference Yet! It’s been several weeks since I attended the national … Continue reading

We Do Go There: CCEF on Psychiatric Disorders

The BCC

The BCC

The following is a partial transcript of an interview with Dr. Tim Lane and Dr. David Powlison of CCEF regarding the 2011 CCEF National Conference, Psychiatric Disorders: A Compassionate Look at Complex Problems. For more information about CCEF and its … Continue reading