The evangelical church world turned upside down last week when news of Matthew Warren went viral. The 27-year-old was the son of Rev. Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life) and Kay Warren. After a years-long battle with depression, Matthew took his own life. As far as I could tell from the outpouring of prayers and messages of love and support flooding social media, Christians responded most appropriately.
As Reformed folk, we look to Scripture for answers to life’s greatest questions. Unfortunately, there is no specific text that addresses mental illness. What is a Reformed Christian to do? How are we to understand mental illness?
- Mental illness. It’s real, and needs to be addressed. A Godly look at this taboo subject. (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)
- Face everything and recover (blessedaaron08.wordpress.com)
- Mental Illness Cannot Be Ignored and Rick Warren Can Help Change That (patheos.com)