Mental illness is one of those safe issues that the evangelical intelligentsia have decided to focus upon in the last year or so. Add that to racial reconciliation and sex-trafficking, and you have the talking points. The secular press loves it. It’s not controversial. Nobody could be crucified over it. It’s a win-win.
Thanks, in part to the influence of Rick Warren, mental illness seems to be a major theme of the Scripture and talking about it a major mission of the church – at least if you listen to the in-crowd of evangelicals. But, hey. If you’re Rick Warren and aren’t going to talk about the Gospel, you’ve got to talk about something, right?
Southern Baptist employee, Lifeway VP and #the15 founder, Ed Stetzer, is teaming up with a number of folks to discuss mental illness at an event put on by the Leadership Network this Tuesday (April 14, 2015).
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