October 23, 2012 By Frank Viola Recently, someone asked me the following question. “Frank, if I had to summarize your ministry, it would be that Jesus is more than we ever imagined and we can learn to live by His life which is evidenced by treating others the way we want to be treated. … More Warning: The World is Watching How We Christians Treat One Another
Originally posted on the gospel side:
Unintended Consequences: How the “relevant” church and segregating youth is killing Christianity. I recently spent six-months doing a rotation as a hospital chaplain. One day I received a page (Yes, hospitals actually still use pagers). Chaplains are generally called to the rooms of people who look ill: People gray…
AS part of my journey to re-frame and to try to make some sort of sense of my sisters suicide, I came across Edvard Munch’s The Scream. It is one of our era’s most ubiquitous images and is also probably one of the least understood. Most people think the person in the painting is screaming … More The Scream; a universal cry of despair?
My sister suicided 2 weeks ago. It’s why I have been absent from this blog pretty much. It has led me to ask what our pastoral repsonse is to those left behind and how we deal with the pain so many feel that leads them to complete suicide. I found this article online and thought … More Suicide and the Christian Responsiblity to care for others