Who we think we are (and why it matters)

June 18, 2021 0

(Cross-posted from DJMithcellAuthor.com.) How we think about ourselves determines how we behave in the world. And how we think about ourselves stems from who we believe we are– our self-identity. Read More

Drug overdoses are up. A lot.

April 26, 2021 0

The New York Times reports that for the year ending September 2020, drug overdoses in the U.S. rose to a staggering 87,000. That’s almost 25% higher than the calendar year Read More

Meetings Resume!

March 25, 2021 0

  We’ve been waiting a long time for this: we’re resuming face-to-face meetings! Thursday, 6:30 pm (meeting now): Baptist Youth Center, 700 W. Market St. (about a half mile west Read More

Healing the Hopeless

March 7, 2021 0

This sermon, preached via Zoom for Immanuel Mennonite Church, uses the story of the Gerasene Demoniac to describe the nature of addiction, the challenges to Church faces in addressing it, Read More

“A Most Practical Book”

December 1, 2020 0

My eyes have been opened to dimensions of addiction I never knew about. One of the most practical books I have read in a long while, I expect to use Read More

The Problem with Religion

November 16, 2020 0

Religion is powerful. It has justified and motivated wars that have killed millions of people. And it has moved people to great social change, from nonviolent movements like the abolition Read More

Miracles Among Us?

November 6, 2020 0

Do you see miracles in the world? I do. Every person who recovers from addiction is evidence of God’s work in the world. That may be the best reason why Read More

Getting Out

September 5, 2020 0

Whether it’s jail or rehab, how does an addict stay clean when they get out? I met William in his last week at a program that helped former inmates deal Read More

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