Podcast Interview: “That Christian in Recovery”

I had a blast talking with Verne at That Christian in Recovery. He and I have very different life-stories, but we also had a surprising amount in common with our struggles. Take a listen! That Christian in Recovery: "Pastor Michael J Scholtes Shares His Battle with Depression"

My First Podcast Interview Released!

I'm happy to announce that you can now hear my interview with Paul Granger on the "Where Did You See God?" podcast. Paul has a great podcast where he has conversations with all sorts of people, "exploring how we can see God in the most unexpected and counter-intuitive places." Sounded like an appropriate place to … Continue reading My First Podcast Interview Released!

A Seed is All the Seed it Needs (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The gospel text was Luke 17:5-10. Now, right before this passage, Jesus had given his disciples some hard commands. He just told them they had to avoid being a stumbling block to anyone, and he told them that if someone … Continue reading A Seed is All the Seed it Needs (Sermon)

Have you checked out Biblia Luna?

I have begun to write a newsletter on the topic of "the intersection of faith and mental illness." In this weekly online newsletter, I write a few things: A look at the Bible readings assigned for next Sunday in the Revised Common Lectionary (used by many mainline Protestant churches), from the standpoint of mental illness.Some … Continue reading Have you checked out Biblia Luna?

Darkwater is Free on Kindle for a Limited Time!

For a limited time, the Kindle edition of my book Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Faith and Depression is free for purchase! If you haven't gotten a copy yet, now is a great time! If you've already purchased your copy, consider getting it as a gift for one, or two, or ten of your friends. … Continue reading Darkwater is Free on Kindle for a Limited Time!

Darkwater is Free on Kindle for Prime Day!

Today and tomorrow (July 12-13) are Prime Day at Amazon. For these two days only, the Kindle edition of my book Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Faith and Depression is free for purchase! If you haven't gotten a copy yet, now is a great time! If you've already purchased your copy, consider getting it as … Continue reading Darkwater is Free on Kindle for Prime Day!

Walking to Emmaus

“What does life look like to you? How would you describe it?” My spiritual director asked me that question in the middle of a session. It wasn’t a non sequitur; although I can’t recall now what the context was, her question was absolutely germane to that context. It didn’t sound out of place or contrived … Continue reading Walking to Emmaus

Darkwater Release Today!

My first book, Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith is now available for purchase! Paperback and e-book editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and everywhere books are sold. Request it at your favorite bookshop! Click here to order from Amazon. Click here to order from Barnes & Noble. Click here for … Continue reading Darkwater Release Today!

Book Release Date!

I am very happy to announce that Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith by Michael J. Scholtes is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2022. It will be available in both print and e-book versions from Amazon.com, and other major booksellers. I will share some more info as the date gets closer. … Continue reading Book Release Date!