For those in our EQUIP class, you should be reading "Blame It On the Brain" for our next meeting (February 11). For those of you NOT in EQUIP, I would highly recommend you to get this book. It gives a theological basis for how to view head injuries, mental illnesses, and other behaviors. It tackles issues such as depression, A.D.H.D, homosexuality and alcoholism. He write about which of these are sin issues, which ones are malfunctions of the brain, and which ones might be a mixture of the two. It truly would be worth reading.
For those in EQUIP – in case you haven't gotten started or have not read very far, let me point out the chapters that I would urge you to prioritize. Here is what I would recommend if you can't read the entire book by February 11.
- Introduction – Read
- Chapters 1-3 – Read (theological basis for how to view these issues)
- Chapters 4-5 – Optional (Alzheimer's & Head injuries)
- Chapters 6-8 – Read (Intro to Psychiatric Problems, Depression, and A.D.D)
- Chapters 9-10 – Optional (homosexuality and alcoholism)
- Conclusion – Read
I look forward to talking about the issues of medication at the next EQUIP class. As a reminder, we are meeting at 8:00 AM instead of 9:00 AM. Thanks for being flexible. I look forward to seeing you on February 11 at 8:00 AM.