Now, before you read his post, you should know two things: 1) The post is very long, but still worth reading, and 2) the post is about Brant’s struggle with emotional issues and the fact that he takes “mind-altering drugs.”
That last part is what I would like to highlight. Primarily, how does the church respond to people with emotional issues (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, etc.) and with people who choose to take medication for those conditions.
To be honest, I’ve observed a huge range of responses, and many of them are not pretty.
So, I’ll simply ask the question that Brant asks: Is Jesus enough? Should people not take medicines for emotional issues? What about medicine or aids for physical ailments? Finally, how should we respond to people who disagree with our decisions?
(By the way, don’t miss Brant’s video for “I Am Second.” It is one of my favorites… probably because I’ve interacted with him online.)