Making the Most of Your Nervous Breakdown

1 Kings 19:1–21, especially verses 1–3a And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life ofContinue reading “Making the Most of Your Nervous Breakdown”

Part of a God-Ordained Life

Imagine surgery before the day of anesthesia. Patients were strapped down while scalpel and saw cut through tissue and bone, every slice and turn of the knife causing unimaginable pain. One Christian physician determined to do something about it. Sir James Young Simpson (1811–1870) practiced medicine in Scotland. He became senior president of the RoyalContinue reading “Part of a God-Ordained Life”

What Is Inner Healing?

“Inner healing” refers to an attempt to free people from the negative emotional effects of harmful experiences. Inner healing has become more popular lately in the Christian community. “Christian” inner healing practitioners use various techniques that are also used in mysticism, including “prayer journeys” that encourage people to remember past hurtful situations and visualize JesusContinue reading “What Is Inner Healing?”

Been to the Hospital Lately? Thank the Church

Far from being an otherworldly religion, Christianity teaches both the importance and goodness of life in this world. In fact, from Jesus’ healing ministry to the work of modern missionary doctors, a consistent feature of the work of the Church in the world has been to care for the sick and needy, and not justContinue reading “Been to the Hospital Lately? Thank the Church”