Dr. Mark Cheltenham is a Christian psychiatrist practicing in Raleigh, NC. In this interview, he shares both the limitations of psychiatric care and the impact that the gospel and pastoral care can have in the lives of people struggling with common issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
American culture is becoming increasingly secular in its orientation. Problems of living such as depression and anxiety are defined regularly without any reference to God. But pastors must not lose sight of the power of the gospel to change people’s lives—nor their crucial role in shepherding Christians’ growth in grace.