The Great Spiritual Depression

Do the declining numbers of church goers have anything to do with the increasing numbers of people on anti-depressants? As more and more people turn away from the church as their source of hope and spiritual inspiration, then where are they going to get inspired and find hope to get by day-to-day? Could low churchContinue reading “The Great Spiritual Depression”

Saint Prozac

I found an altar at the Albuquerque airport. It might be blasphemy to call a merchandise display at a gift store an altar, but what it contained was holy to me. There, hiding (out of shame?) among all the saints on a string was Saint Dymphna. The icon description on the back says, “Saint Dymphna:Continue reading “Saint Prozac”

THE mentally ill

I know nice guys named Ned and Brad, so forgive me if this idea stinks. But I’ve been wondering about using household names like NeD (Neurological Disease) or BraD (Brain Disease) instead of the loaded and long name Mental Illness. Thanks to my friend Brad Lyons who shared with me this article that challenges allContinue reading “THE mentally ill”