(RNS) — The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the medical examiner ruled it a suicide, said Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton.
Darrin Patrick, a megachurch pastor who fell from grace and then returned to ministry, died this week of what appears to be a "self-inflicted gunshot wound," according to Seacoast Church.
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — About 400 ministry leaders filled a sold-out auditorium at the Billy Graham Center for GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, focused on the topics of leadership, burnout and mental health.
RIVERSIDE (RNS) — Two days after Jarrid Wilson's suicide, Pastor Greg Laurie stressed the importance of seeking help when feeling depressed or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
(RNS) — News of Wilson’s passing followed a series of tweets he posted throughout the day Monday that dealt with suicide, including a post encouraging followers to remember that even though loving Jesus doesn’t cure mental illnesses, he does offer companionship and comfort.
Blogger Jarrid Wilson's new book doesn't pull any punches in its criticism of mainstream Christianity. He claims many Jesus-followers merely have a religious outer shell.