Joe Thorn, founding pastor of St. Charles, IL’s Redeemer Fellowship and author of Note to Self and Experiencing the Trinity, is one pastor who refuses to stay silent on mental illness. He struggles with clinical anxiety, and whether he’s blogging about such topics as artisanal pencils, writing books on ecclesiology, or preaching a Sunday morning sermon, he’s open about it. In fact, Thorn believes that talking straight about his experience of mental illness is an essential part of his pastoral calling. This week, join Thorn and CT managing editor Richard Clark as they talk about growing beards, converting to Christianity from Satanism, what it really means to cause others to “stumble,” and how congregations come alive when pastors are open about their weaknesses.
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