The Secularization of Suicide: Guarding the Elevators

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It’s a pleasure for me to publish this piece from Dr. Jerry Pattengale, who is University Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University as well as the Director of the Green Scholars Initiative. Jerry is a kind of academic entrepreneur, an innovator and developer of new learning approaches and ventures. * The Secularization of Suicide By Jerry Pattengale [Read More...]

When a Loved One Takes His Life

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I once belonged to a church where one of the pastors, it emerged, had been abusive toward his wife.  It got ugly, in part because of racial issues.  It was a Chinese church and the pastor’s wife was Caucasian.  Some felt the fate of their beloved church was threatened by the wife’s decision to act [Read More...]

When Christians Get Depressed

Depression

Yes, depression is for Christians too. [Read more...]

Morning Report, August 4: Birthers, Truthers, Class Consciousness, Gay Marriage, and the Depressing Truth About America

1.  What does it say about American society that nearly 1 in 10 of us are on anti-depressants?  Reuters reports: “Significant increases in antidepressant use were evident across all sociodemographic groups examined, except African Americans,” Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University in New York and Steven Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia wrote [Read More...]


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