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!

What? Why? Huh? (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The gospel text was John 12:1-8. Did you ever hear the story of the blind men and the elephant? It comes from India, and it’s been told a number of ways. Here’s one way: There were once six … Continue reading What? Why? Huh? (Sermon)

Living Words (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday after Epiphany. The Gospel reading was Luke 4:14-21. Happy Anniversary! And Happy Stewardship Campaign! I’m going to keep starting my sermons like this for the next few weeks, as we continue to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary as a congregation this … Continue reading Living Words (Sermon)

Lots and Lots of Wine (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The Gospel reading was John 2:1-11. Happy Anniversary! For the next year, we are going to be doing something very special at Prince of Peace – we will be celebrating our fiftieth anniversary of ministry together! Fifty years … Continue reading Lots and Lots of Wine (Sermon)

Something So Tiny… (Christmas Eve Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached on Christmas Eve 2019. One thing must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate: Every Christmas Eve I have a sort of dialogue sermon with Kermit the Frog. Yes, that Kermit the Frog. You see, I … Continue reading Something So Tiny… (Christmas Eve Sermon)