How Does Sanctification Work?

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

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This post—and our next post this week—have been submitted by Dr. David Powlison, one of the presenters for Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. To hear more of David’s insights on biblical counseling’s potential to touch the hearts of people around the world, consider joining us for the Summit. Continue reading

Organizing Biblical Counselling in Canada

Betty-Anne Van Rees

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God is orchestrating some really neat relationships and partnerships across the biblical counselling movement in Canada. As part of this advancement the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition (CBCC) is beginning to be established. We look forward to sharing more information about how we hope to serve the Canadian church in the months to come. Continue reading

Does Biblical Counselling Have a Future in South Africa?

Kyle Johnston

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In this post we hear from one of the presenters who is scheduled for the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. To interact more with Kyle’s insights on the international scope of biblical counseling, please consider joining the conversation at the Summit, either on site in the suburbs of Chicago or online. We hope you can join us! Continue reading

The Insanity of the King and the Sanity of the Baptist

Pat Quinn

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To be sane means to be in touch with reality and the ultimate reality is God. Our sinful pride separates us from God and leads to “madness in [our] hearts” (Ecclesiastes 9: 3). The gospel re-connects us to the wonderful reality of God and progressively leads to the sanity of “faith working through love” (Galatians 5: 6). John the Baptist specifically points the way to gospel humility, freedom, and joy. Continue reading

Five Reasons to Join the Global Summit

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

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Today’s post is an encouragement for you to consider participating in the upcoming Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. Even if you cannot travel to the Chicago area, that doesn’t need to stop you from experiencing the blessings of learning about how God is using biblical counseling to expand his kingdom purposes all over the world. We hope to hear from you soon! Continue reading

When God’s Sovereign Will Seems to Burn and Crush

Betty-Anne Van Rees

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“What do you do when God gives you something that you don’t really want? I know that He’s a loving heavenly Father, but sometimes it sure doesn’t look like it on the outside… Do you pray like Jesus did, ‘not my will, but yours be done’ and ask for what you would really want in those circumstances? Hurting but wanting to honour Him…” I get asked questions like this from time to time. Continue reading

Laying the Gospel over a Controlling Heart

Lee Lewis

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Pride in the human heart longs for control, and there are many expressions of that control. In its essence the controlling heart says, “I know better than God.” Christians spend a lot of time looking for new and clever ways to deal with control when the gospel perfectly speaks to this issue. In this short piece I want to briefly look at several manifestations of a controlling heart and how to lay the truths of the gospel over that foolish desire for control. Continue reading

Biblical Counseling in Brazil

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

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In today’s post you will hear from one of the presenters at the upcoming BCC Global Summit. Sacha relays how biblical counseling has affected the churches in Brazil. We urge to sign up for the Global Summit, where you can learn more about biblical counseling’s impact in other parts of the world as well. Continue reading

Where’s Your Hope? (Part 2)

Ernie Baker

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This post continues the topic from Dr. Baker’s last post. On Monday he focused on the nature of true hope. Today he helps us with diagnostic questions that put a spotlight on the true and false hopes counselees might bring with them into our offices. Continue reading

Where’s Your Hope?

Ernie Baker

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The next two posts will highlight the important hope as a basic characteristic of the Christian life. Dr. Baker also alerts us to the problem of false hopes that actually distract us from a life energized by expectant worship. Today, he focuses on the basic question: What is “hope” in the Bible? Continue reading