I Love Jesus But I'm Bipolar As Hell: A Perspective On Mental Illness, Faith, and Life in the Church

Sat 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Venue: Convo 09


This presentation is an attempt to express the joys and sorrows of carving an authentic path in the world under the oppression of mental illness...and how it informs my changing views of theology and its place in the world. This presentation will be useful to both other people who have a mental illness and also to those who pastor, teach, guide, or mentor people in church life with mental illnesses. First hand experiences will be shared with the audience in order to stimulate and facilitate further discussion and sharing amongst presentation attendees. Music and spoken word will be used to further exemplify and illustrate the perspective of being Bipolar in both church settings and the larger community.