The Dark Voice has been with me since childhood. My closest companion, my eternal shadow. It’s the part of me that hates me, that wants me to feel miserable. It tells me: You are worthless. It tells me: You are only hurting people. Above all, it tells me: You should have known better. This voice … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Seeing Green
Over the last few months, I have been working with my excellent friend Pete Barry to create the audiobook version of Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith. I'm pleased to announce that it is now available! Complete and unabridged, read by the author (me!), and running to a grand total of five hours … Continue reading Darkwater Audiobook!
This is a shameless cross-posting from my newsletter, Biblia Luna. If you're interested in signing up for it, a weekly look into the intersection of faith and mental illness, then just click here. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Molly Jameson for her podcast Not Good. I felt at … Continue reading Hopefully Tomorrow…
Podcast Interview: “Our Walk Together”
I had a wonderful time speaking with Paul at the Our Walk Together podcast. Go ahead and listen to it below. https://our-walk-together.simplecast.com/episodes/the-intersection-of-faith-and-mental-illness-with-michael-scholtes
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!