Three years ago, Park Cities People ran an across-the-front-page headline that Skip Ryan had been dismissed as senior pastor of Park Cities Presbyterian Church.Â A week later, it reported what theÂ elders of the churchÂ already knew: that he was a drug addict. It was a devastating and very public fall for a man who was recognized as a star of the Presbyterian Church of America.
This week, Ryan spoke at the church’s 37th General Assembly in Orlando.Â It is a report from the frontlines ofÂ the intensely personal struggleÂ of a very “successful” man. I strongly recommend that you take the time to listen to it when you’re in a quiet place sometime today or this week. NB: I had to turn the volume all the way up.