Living a Secret Life
Tom Ryan was a pastor, husband and father, but he was living a secret life. Tom returns to PeaceTalk to talk about his journey through sexual addiction and the hope of freedom. Tom Ryan is the author of ASHAMED NO MORE, which you can purchase from the link below. He also has a blog at www.tc-ryan.com. Please watch this clip of Tom Ryan talking about his addiction and eventual freedom.
Pastoral Health and Longevity
Pastors are no immune to struggles. In fact, they have issues that many other people do not have in their lives. Many leave the ministry. How can we help our pastor have a long and effective ministry? Bob Burns, co-author of RESILIENT MINISTRY, joins the PeaceTalk audience to discuss this very issue. For more information on Bob Burns you can go to his website www.resilientministry.com, and you can purchase the book from the link below.
The Church and Mental Illness
Amy Simpson's mother struggled with mental illness. Amy joins PeaceTalk to discuss the church's reaction to her personal situation as well as how the church generally responds to mental illness. Amy Simpson is an editor for Christianity Today's women's magazine and has written a book called Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission, which can be purchased on the link below. You can also find her online at AmySimpsonOnline.com.
Pastoring your Pastor
Paul David Tripp is a well-known author and pastor. Today Paul Tripp joins the PeaceTalk audience to discuss the issues pastor's face in their personal lives as well as how we can support them in their calling as pastor. Mr. Tripp's book DANGEROUS CALLING is available for purchase through the link below. You can learn more about Paul Tripp and his ministry at his website www.paultripp.com.
From Bipolar Disorder to Ministry
Robert Mills suffers from Bipolar Disorder. Listen to him tell the story of how God has used his illness to minister to others. If you have Bipolar Disorder or care for someone who does and you would like help you can contact Robert Mills by referring to this link. All of his contact information is available. http://www.1stpres.com/connect/SupportGroups/support.html