Creating a Culture of Compassion across Color, Culture, Gender, and Political Lines

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

A white Crossroads Bible College alumnus started a conversation on Facebook seeking to understand the racial divide. After a few days he decided to close the conversation. Some, many of whom were Christians, could not engage in an edifying conversation.

We are living in a very divisive time. It is a time when Christian compassion, especially within the body of Christ, must provide the needed environment to soften and unite hearts! Continue reading

Resurrection: Historical and Personal?

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

While Easter—Resurrection Sunday—has tremendous historical and theological significance, there are at least three powerful personal implications that we should understand. These implications infuse hope into a biblical counselor and the counselee alike. Continue reading

Breaking Racial Barriers: Starting the Conversation

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Over the years I have found it difficult to engage in healthy helpful discussions on race relations. How do I keep from becoming bitter, cynical, defensive or just simply disengaged? Effective biblical counseling assumes authentic, transparent and humble conversations. Continue reading

3 Biblical Principles from Charleston

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Difficult times present opportunities to model a message that silences many of our critics. The message of trust, obedience and forgiveness, and unity within the body must be consistently modeled. These biblical principles can be seen from the response of many to the Charleston shootings. Continue reading

God’s Strength Displayed Through Our Weakness

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

God’s Strength Displayed Through Our Weakness

A quadriplegic son was not what Sharon and I had envisioned for our sixteen-year-old son, Matt. We brought Matt into our home when he was just three day’s old. This bundle of energy, now after an accident during basketball practice, would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The Ware family entered the world of families affected by disabilities. Continue reading

3 Lessons Today’s Church Can Learn from Black Church History

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Black Church History - 3 Lessons Today’s Church Can Learn from Black Church History

You’re reading Part One in a several-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series for Black History Month. These diverse posts all share in common a passion to help us to learn from the legacy of Black Church history. Today, in Part One, Dr. Charles Ware helps us to learn from Black Church history how to live wisely in a world hostile to Christian culture. Continue reading

Biblical Higher Education: Spiritual Maturity Is Our Highest Priority

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Biblical Higher Education - Spiritual Maturity Is Our Highest Priority

Every educator understands the major role that outcomes and assessments have on education. Every class, program, and/or major must have clearly defined outcomes and effective documentable assessments to assure that the outcomes are being achieved. Are our assessments and education missing a critical focus? Biblical higher education, along with biblical counselors, has some outcomes of which our non-Christian counterparts lack understanding and the resources to achieve. Sometimes even Christian educators can lose focus of some fundamental outcomes of Christian education. Continue reading