Whether or not we are going to see a mental health crisis, we need to take the issue seriously. Scripture gives us the best and most realistic help for those who experience mental distress of various kinds. Though believers may experience the bleakest possible situations they are sustained.
It’s easy to veer towards the extreme of maintaining the truth without love just as it is possible to say that love matters more than truth. We need both to honour Christ.
Self-pity is healed by God’s infinite pity. But it is such a serious disease that it can only be cured by thoroughly exposing its danger and purging its corruption.
Episode 04 | How can we stop our politics getting in the way of the gospel? And how do we remove the damage when they do?
This is not about what you might expect. Showing love for our neighbour through this command is not simply about what we do or do not do. It reaches to our hearts also.
Heavy-hearted discouragement is real. It is a constant temptation. Yet, if we seek out reasons and opportunities to encourage others it is bound to help encourage ourselves.
Episode 03 | What happens when Christians disagree over their legal rights? Should we stand up for our rights? Or would that only inflame things further?
Nothing could be more counter-cultural than living in a way that is God-centred rather than serving the great idol of self. This displays our real purpose. It shows others what we were meant to be.
There are times when God in His providence forces us to stand still. Many lessons can be learned through being still and waiting on God. Much hope and strength may be known.
The highest principle for living and acting is the highest or ultimate good. This can only be God Himself, but how do we pursue a Godward life and what does it involve?
Episode 02 | A keen debater doesn’t mind undermining the pastor’s teaching. But can they resolve all the stumbling blocks that arise when the pastor find out?
Spiritual disease is real and dangerous. As we better understand its causes and symptoms we can apply the guaranteed and approved remedy.
It’s not just our view of marriage that needs to be changed if we are going to preserve it. We need to change personally. This change applies to us all (married or unmarried).
When one trial after another descends it can seem difficult to bear. Indeed we cannot bear it on our own. But there is hope and comfort amid many trials as we will discover.
Episode 01 | What the Bible says about stumbling blocks raises some challenging questions which have implications for all of us.
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