What My Schizophrenia Taught Me About the Importance of Reality in Apologetics
Through his own personal struggle with schizophrenia, Glen Moore realized that mental illness happens when we deny reality and try to recreate it based on a false understanding of the world. In many ways then, if Christianity is true, denying the basics of the Christian faith consists of denying reality and suffering from the consequences of that decision. In this presentation, Glen will share lessons he's learned from his own biography and will provide tools you can use to dialogue with those those who deny basic truths about life, creation and God.
Glen Moore was born and raised in Calgary and grew up a proud atheist. When he was 22, he decided to go to the U of C and was really proud of his achievements as a student in physics. But during his third year of university, he started having a lot of trouble concentrating. In his fourth year, he started hearing a voice that told him he was "a god." Glen began to have conversations with this voice and that and began taking its advice. This landed Glen in the psych ward at the Foothills Hospital, diagnosed with schizophrenia. God used his struggles with schizophrenia to humble him and lead him to Christ. Glen now works for the Schizophrenia Society and runs a ministry to street people. He is a strong supporter of apologetics.