Pietsch, Stephen. Depression and the Soul Australian Lutheran College.2010.

Why depression? I chose this topic because researching this area in the last months has made me aware of just what a hidden plague it is in Australia, and how little the Christian churches have seriously begun to understand or respond to it.

The current community and media focus on this illness challenges us in the church, and places in front of us an opportunity to serve and witness, using the rich spiritual resources God has given to us for the care and cure of souls, the term “soul” referring here to people as whole spiritual beings before God…


Doxology provides a safe environment for clergy to reflect on their own spiritual and emotional health and assists them to review and enhance their professional competencies and skills as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s sacred mysteries.

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