Mental Illness and the Church

Jeremy Pierre

Mental Illness and the Church

In light of the passing of Matthew Warren, who took his life, and in light of much discussion in the Christian community about suicide and mental illness, we asked one of our BCC Council Board members, Dr. Jeremy Pierre, to share his perspective. As we do, we pray for Rick and Kay Warren as they find Christ’s hope in the midst of their grief. And we pray that Dr. Pierre’s insights would be helpful to the Christian community. Continue reading

How to Confess the Sin of Pornography to Your Wife (And How Not To), Part 1

Jeremy Pierre

The only thing worse than the unsettled disgust after falling to porn is the even more haunting thought of your wife finding out. The tears, the anger, the shattered respect—they’re too much to think of. So often men don’t think of it. They promise God to do better, resolving to keep it between them. After all, “against you and you only have I sinned,” right? Not exactly. David’s statement in Psalm 51:4 functions to magnify the rightness of God’s judgment against him, not to lessen his guilt before others. David’s sin had terrible consequences for others—Uriah, Bathsheba, his wives (!), his children, his nation. But porn is victimless, right? Why don’t you ask your wife? Continue reading

Students of the Word and of People

Jeremy Pierre

Note: You’re reading Part 3 in a six-part Grace & Truth blog series by professors of biblical counseling. Read Part 1: The Sufficiency of Scripture and Part 2: Is Every Christian a Counselor? “I’m no soft spoken emotive counselor. I’m theological.” “I’m no … Continue reading

Triumphalism Versus Dependence

Jeremy Pierre

New “converts” are dangerous. To the guy who just switched to Mac, everyone who owns a PC is a technological dinosaur. To the teen who just discovered indie music, everyone who listens to mainstream is a mindless drone. To the … Continue reading

Love the One You’re With

Jeremy Pierre

After C. S. Lewis lost his wife, Helen, to cancer, he realized he didn’t have a single good picture of her. Maybe that’s hard to grasp in our culture of profile pics from every angle, but he wasn’t upset about … Continue reading

The Sin of Insecurity

Jeremy Pierre

Barney struggles to raise his oversized purple head, weakened by the gradual loss of viewership in recent years. Once a formidable voice in children’s TV programming, he now grasps weakly at his friends, who stand quietly beside. He manages to … Continue reading