Can Christians be depressed? - #ec2dot07

Can Christians be depressed? - #ec2dot07

Welcome back to season 2, episode 7 of Another Empty Conversation.

This week at Empty Church we talk about a topic that is often ignored: Depression. Can a Christian truly be depressed? Should they be? We even cross into the taboo subject of taking medication for depression and other mental illnesses. 

But before getting to this week's conversation, we want to let you know about the next series that is coming up in just a couple of weeks. After a few special episodes of Another Empty Conversation, we're going to turn our attention to the book of Romans—and the particular chapter that Josh believes is one of the best chapters in all of scripture—Romans chapter 8. We're going to look at all the admonitions of the Apostle Paul to us as Christians.

So, if you're not following us on Facebook or Twitter, you should! All of the latest information about the upcoming series is going to be posted there. We don't want you to miss anything, we want you to join in the conversation, share your thoughts on what Paul is saying in Romans chapter 8 and track along with us.

Focus Five

  1. Is Depression real or is it "just an excuse"?
  2. Can Christians be depressed? Is it a sin?
  3. Should Christians take medication to treat depression? What about other remedies like seeing a therapist?
  4. What are some examples of "what not to say to a depressed Christian" (or anyone who is depressed)?
  5. What are some helpful ways to battle depression?

Closing Thoughts

We encourage anyone who is struggling with depression to reach out to us if we can be of any help. You can reach us at smilemore@empty.church or feel free to contact any of us directly. 

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