A recent suicide by a US pastor whose ongoing struggles with his mental health were part of his public ministry has produced a lot of commentary on the subject of ministry, chronic depression, and how sufferers can live with both. Connor Gwin writes from the perspective of his own life dealing with both of these …

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Scott Hubbard writes about William Cowper, who on New Year’s Day 1773 was about to slip into a depression that would remain for the rest of his life. Anticipating that descending darkness Cowper wrote the hymn God Moves In A Mysterious Way. From Hubbard’s article: … before night fell on Cowper’s soul, he sat in …

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John Starke writes about pastoring during a season of depression. And a source of encouragement through that time. I began to notice that I wasn’t just sad or discouraged about my circumstances. Something was different. There was a darkness that had set in. My sorrow and discouragement began to wrap around me and squeeze. It …

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