Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Under the Juniper Tree Season Two Preview

The second season of the podcast is going to be beginning soon. I want to thank those who listen to the podcast for their support. It means so much to me that you are willing to take time out of your day to listen. It is my prayers that the podcast is able to edify those who are suffering and to help those who do not. I also want to thank the Light Network for the opportunity that has been given to me. It has been a joy for me to be able to host this podcast.

I would like to take a moment to expound upon what we hope to cover in the podcast this season. There are a number of topics I hope to cover in order to edify, encourage, and even shed new light on study material for Christians. These are not in order of how they will appear on the podcast.

The season will begin with a study of the greatest example of one suffering from mental illness in the Bible. Elijah (1 Kings 19) gives us a view of an individual who shows the signs of depression. This chapter also provides us with an opportunity to look at how God handled the situation.

Lately, I have been doing more study of the Psalms and have grown to appreciate them more than I used to. One episode of the podcast will focus on what Christians can learn from the Psalms if we would just take the time to study them. We will also look at a Psalm or two to drive the point home.

There is a question that exists and persists. Is it wrong for a Christian to take medication for a mental illness? We will spend a little time discussing the topic and if all goes well I might have a guest on the show. There are also plans to review a book written on the subject of depression and the Bible.

Lastly, I want to take the time to discuss a topic that I think really needs to be discussed. It can be difficult to be a single Christian. There is so much of a focus on being the proper husband, wife, and family. The single Christian is sometimes left out in the cold. We want to discuss that topic.

Finally, I hope that we can discuss a group of individuals who (in my estimation) is usually the most silent in the realm of mental illnesses. The leadership within the congregation may be afraid to ask for prayers or to discuss the matter. Brethren, we need to understand that Preachers and Elders suffer as well.

I look forward to the coming season and hope that you will join me Under the Juniper Tree.

Be sure to check all the podcasts at The Light Network! If you have any questions or comments about Under the Juniper Tree you can e-mail me at andrew@thelightnetwork.tv

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