The “Dones” and the Need for Revolutionary Christian Writing

Why Do the Best People Say They Are Done? Josh Packard, Ph.D., a sociologist, has done some research into this question in his book, Church Refugees.  In interviews, he discovered people keep hearing the same old lectures from the pulpit. They do not want to “plop, pray and pay,” but want to be involved with others … Continue reading The “Dones” and the Need for Revolutionary Christian Writing

Reason I’ve stopped attending Church

This is a response to a post written by Melanie Redd, entitled: An open letter to my friend who has stopped going to church. The article is inspiring, heartfelt, and encouraging. So, what is the reason to respond to this post? It is not merely the post itself, it is also the comments posted and … Continue reading Reason I’ve stopped attending Church

Some health professionals not pleased with SJC ruling on drug-free probation condition

When it comes to working with people suffering substance use disorders; they also face legal issues. As a clinician, we want to, and hope for the best, help our patients improve their quality of life. Yet, it also requires clinicians to be responsive in reporting patient non compliance to probation, courts, and other legal entities. … Continue reading Some health professionals not pleased with SJC ruling on drug-free probation condition

Dispelling a myth and misconception

There is a post that shows up on my Facebook News Feed and typically is posted by some friends who believe this misconception. This is a continual myth and misconception that comes from an unempathetic and very judgmental perception regarding those individuals who suffer substance use disorder. This article will provide a break down and … Continue reading Dispelling a myth and misconception