Doing the Impossible

February 12, 2022 0

In 1998 I traveled to Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka. I went because the government said it was finally safe to do so. But the government lied. Batticaloa was under Read More

Meetings Resume January 9!

December 24, 2021 0

Starting Sunday, January 9, 2022, we will resume our weekly Recovery Bible Study, which focuses on the Seven Commands of Jesus. The time and location will be the same as Read More

Overdose Is No Longer Just a White Problem

December 23, 2021 0

Clare Galofaro writes for the Associated Press, As the pandemic ravaged the country, deaths from drug overdoses surged by nearly 30%, climbing to a record high. The drug crisis has also diversified from an Read More

Drug Overdoses Hit Record High

November 18, 2021 0

The New York Times is reporting that over 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose in the year ending April 2021– the first year of the pandemic. This is a huge increase Read More

The Problem with Abstinence

October 30, 2021 0

My last post considered the benefits and controversy over “harm reduction.” In short, harm reduction seeks to minimize the damage done to the addict and those around them resulting from Read More

Who we think we are (and why it matters)

June 18, 2021 0

(Cross-posted from 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

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