Deconstructing Systematic Theology: What’s the Point? (Part 2)

3 Nov

Along with my previous post on deconstructing systematic theology, I wanted to explore this topic in a bit more detail, and examine some of the personal aspects regarding what toxic theology can do to people, not just in terms of … Read More »

Exploring “The Wisdom of Your Heart: Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions” by Marc Alan Schelske

13 Sep

Introduction Is it possible for a Christian to claim to be spiritually mature, but at the same time be emotionally immature? Surely this dichotomous thinking must be problematic on many different levels. This is the major premise advanced by author … Read More »

Leaving the Church…to Find Myself

3 Sep

Introduction Why would a person feel the need to leave a church behind, in order to find themselves? This again sounds crazy, much like my previous article, and the podcast episodes on this topic with Gary Hayes. We suggested that … Read More »

Bad Theology and Mental Health in the Church: A Toxic Mix?

25 Aug

Introduction This may seem like a bizarre question to ask, but could it be true? Could a church actually be contributing to, or—worse yet—even causing—mental health issues among its members? Several years ago, when I was a pastor myself, I … Read More »