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HICKORY, N.C. (RNS) What kind of personal pain would cause a 42-year-old pastor to abandon his family, his calling and even life itself? Members of a Baptist church here are asking that question after their pastor committed suicide in his parked car in September. Those who counsel pastors say Christian culture, especially Southern evangelicalism, creates […]

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  1. Carl Harris, D. Min.

    How true this is and how sad that for many it is such a remote thought. Those who help most are many times helped least and have fewer resources for help. Who can they talk to??? If you are supposed to have all the “right” answers, to whom do you pose your questions?

  2. There is a book the Barna Group recommends that is titles
    Mad Church Disease
    which a great follow-up of this story. It provides hope for those who minister as well as those of us who love and support our Pastors and Ministers. It is well worth reading!