How Do We Heal?

August 17, 2020 0

This short talk considers the bleeding woman in Mark 5, and what the Gospel tells us about how we heal.

Powerless… Without God

June 15, 2020 0

Me: Spirit of addiction, I renounce you. Get out in the name of Jesus Christ. Spirit: You can’t renounce me, you’re an addict. Me: Yes, I can, because with God Read More

Sermon: Misplaced Faith

June 13, 2020 0

The second of this two-part series (following “What Can Christians Learn About Devotion from Addicts?“) considers recovery from addiction, and the flawed belief that just quitting drugs and getting a Read More

Documentary: Church of Felons

January 11, 2020 0

This is a good documentary on the drug crisis in rural America– specifically a particular county in Ohio. It explores the history and current situation of four addicts struggling to Read More

Catholic Ministry Uses Eucharist for Healing

November 16, 2019 0

Churches have the potential for great work in healing those in recovery. Unfortunately, few realize this potential. One Catholic ministry near Philadelphia began when concerned parishioners attended an early daily Read More

For the Children

November 12, 2019 0

We know that addiction affects not just the addict, but the whole family. How do we help the children? “Sesame Street” has a novel approach: a muppet whose mother is Read More

What Is Addiction Treatment?

October 8, 2019 0

Cross-posted from How is addiction treated in this country? There’s no single answer. There isn’t even a standard for what makes treatment successful. Some measure years of abstinence. Some Read More

The Mystery of Addiction

October 3, 2019 0

Cross-posted from It’s no secret that addiction is a problem in our society. It’s also no secret that, despite some advances in science, it’s not easy to treat. This Read More

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