Staying Faithful with Mental Illness: Howard Chang

Our guest today is Howard Chang. Howard is from Southern California (So Cal, as the kids call it these days). Howard graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and a minor in religious studies from Pomona College. His blog is called Redemptive Suffering. I read a post there called, “Spiritualizing Mental Illness: The Peril of Reductionist Thinking in the Church.” I sat down with a mug of Guatemalan java at Wegmans and we have the following chat. My words are in italics.   + + +   Can you briefly describe any personal experiences you have had with mental illness? I think that the term "mental illness" should be used with a high degree of caution, and since mental health nomenclature is such a complicated and sensitive topic, perhaps we shouldn't venture into that territory today. With that said, I have never had what I consider to be a "mental illness," [...]

Staying Faithful with Mental Illness: Howard Chang 2017-05-30T15:01:45+00:00