Episode 8 – Suicide

Well, if the title of this episode doesn’t scare you off, the content just might do the trick.

This week, prompted by the recent death of pastor Jarrid Wilson, we deliberate the issues of morality, autonomy and church responsibility surrounding suicide. It’s messy, emotional and full of opinions (if you like that sort of thing.)

For reasons you’ll pick up on, Valerie got really riled up about how the church typically handles mental health issues and how this has effected her and countless other people. Bret talks about his personal interactions with suicidal persons and his struggle in interpreting bodily autonomy. We also go on a little rant about Liberty University. Because we can.

For your reference:

If you are in a situation where you are contemplating suicide, PLEASE talk to someone. Call the National Suicide Hotline anytime at 1-800-273-8255. It is 100% free and confidential.

The Gospel Coalition’s statistics on suicide.

Valerie mentioned this book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University

Liberty University Makes Millions from Low Quality Courses

Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash


2 comments on “Episode 8 – Suicide”
  1. kiabooks says:

    I’ll listen on tge way home from work. Just had a real humdinger of a blogger bashing from a Christian who did a post on the subject from a very unempathetic point of view. Tried to get her to discuss thru and reason thru the issues, but she balked. This would be a good subject to think deeply about.


    1. You will find a mixture of empathy and irritation in this discussion. It’s kind of all over the place, lol! Let us know what you think and please subscribe and rate!


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