Posts made in March, 2018

Pastoral Ministry and Psychotropic Medications

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Brad Hambrick | 0 comments

Consider this tension: Pastors are not medical professionals and, therefore, should not give medical advice. This seems clear and straight-forward, BUT Pastoral silence on the issue psychotropic medications reinforces the idea they are bad for Christians to take. This begs the question, “Is there a way for pastors to speak responsibly about psychotropic medications, in a way that is not giving medical advice, but in a way that provides church members with a sense of moral freedom to wisely assess whether medication may be a good fit for their life struggle?” The answer seems to be “yes” but...

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