Top Ten Posts of All Time – #9

Jonathan Holmes

One problem that biblical counselors will surely face in their counseling and everyday conversations, regardless of gender, is the addiction and enslavement to pornography. With a problem so prevalent and pervasive in the church, numerous books and articles have been written on the topic. How can biblical counselors contribute to this conversation? Continue reading

Why Is Friendship So Hard?

Jonathan Holmes

Since the publication of The Company We Keep (TCWK), it’s been encouraging to see more being written on the topic of friendship here at the BCC. One of the ongoing questions I’ve received since writing TCWK is in regards to the difficulty of forming friendships in the church. Continue reading

I Don’t Know Caitlyn Jenner

Jonathan Holmes

While you and I will never meet or probably know Caitlyn Jenner, you’ll probably run into someone like her if not now, very soon. We must be equipped as Christians to offer more than one-liners, political sound bites, or theological platitudes. We must be ready to offer them the good news of a Savior who came, lived, died, and ascended on high so that they could have the hope of eternal life! Continue reading

8 Recommendations “When Counseling Hits a Dead End”

Jonathan Holmes

As a counseling pastor, one of the most frequent questions I receive from our lay counselors and caregivers is what to do when you’ve done all the “right things” and nothing seems to be working. Here are eight recommendations I share with them by way of encouragement even when counseling seems to have hit a dead end. Continue reading

Finding Security in the Midst of Our Insecurities

Jonathan Holmes

Finding Security in the Midst of Our Insecurities

Paul writes some of the most comforting words in all of his writings in Romans 8:1 where he states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” That one little word, now could not come at a better time for many of us. Helping a counselee truly soak in this precious truth is a noble and worthy endeavor for those who care for souls. One of the issues which often arises in counseling is the issue of insecurities. Continue reading

Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor

Jonathan Holmes

Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor

In August of 2011, I had the privilege of traveling to LaPaz, Bolivia, to teach “How People Change” (Como Cambia La Gente) to 250 church leaders and workers. This past August, I was able to return to LaPaz and teach the follow-up course, “Helping Others Change” (Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor) to a similar group of people looking to receive more training in how to care for people. After LaPaz, I traveled to Santa Cruz, the country’s largest city, to teach the first course, How People Change. Continue reading

Counseling from Isaiah

Jonathan Holmes

Counseling from Isaiah

You’re reading the first in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Scripture and Counseling. In today’s post, Pastor Jonathan Holmes ponders Counseling from Isaiah. Continue reading

Why Does He Look at Pornography?

Jonathan Holmes

Why Does He Look At Pornography

One problem that biblical counselors will surely face in their counseling and everyday conversations, regardless of gender, is the addiction and enslavement to pornography. With a problem so prevalent and pervasive in the church, numerous books and articles have been written on the topic. How can biblical counselors contribute to this conversation? Continue reading