Recently I was invited to be a contributing author on another blog called Broken Believers. I was quite honored when Pastor Bryan Lowe, the owner of this blog, asked me to contribute posts to what is already a wonderful blog.
I thought I’d use my space today to tell you a little bit about Broken Believers and Pr. Bryan, and encourage you to check out his wonderful blog. Pr. Bryan lives in Alaska with his wife. He calls himself a rascal, which I think may be a pretty good description. Himself a person struggling with bipolar disorder, he ministers to the mentally ill in a way that those who have never known mental illness never could. God is using Pr. Bryan in a mighty way, and he seems to be just fine with that.
On Broken Believers you will find information about mental illness, but also about Christianity in general, what C.S. Lewis calls “mere Christianity.” Pr. Bryan knows what it is to be lost and in need of Christ, and he has a wonderful way of showing others the hope that he has found in his Savior.
I was first drawn to Pr. Bryan’s website because of my own struggles with depression, a mental illness some might call the “common cold” of mental illnesses. But I’ve learned so much about the brokenness of all humanity through his writing. We are all broken in some way or another, but Christ is there to bind up our wounds.
One of my favorite pages on Broken Believers is a story called “Is There No Wound?” It is a wonderful illustration of what God calls us to do with our brokenness, and that is to minister to others. Pr. Bryan lives out this story through his blog.