Rick Warren Preaches First Sermon Since His Son’s Suicide

Elizabeth Dias of TIME reports that a tearful Pastor Rick Warren returned to the pulpit on Sunday to address his congregation for the first time since his son committed suicide. In his sermon, Warren pledged to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, which had plagued his son, from the church. “Your illness is not your identity, your chemistry is not your character,” he said. 

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