Battling Depression . . . Redemption, Medication, and Christ

If we are called to battle depression together as brothers and sisters in Christ, we must all strive for understanding and compassion. We recently asked Ed Welch, a biblical counselor at CCEF who specializes in these matters, what role antidepressant medications can and should play. In the following clip he answers the question and concludes with a challenge to pastors (and really to everyone in the church who seeks to care for those suffering from depression) to magnify Christ and to maintain focus on the life and hope we have in him. Here's what he said:

Ed Welch is a speaker at our upcoming National Conference. Visit the event page to learn more and register.

For more on the theme of depression see —


Other videos from our trip to CCEF and Westminster Theological Seminary

Tony Reinke (@tonyreinke) is a content strategist and staff writer for Desiring God and the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015). He hosts the Ask Pastor John and Authors on the Line podcasts, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children.