Oh Be Careful Little Eyes… (Part 2)

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Be careful where you look. Where you stare matters. Without exercising great caution, whatever it is that captivates your attention will inevitably influence your thinking and acting. In part two of this blog, we will help you understand how to protect your eyes and live in victory. Continue reading

Oh Be Careful Little Eyes… (Part 1)

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Be careful where you look. Where you stare matters. Without exercising great caution, whatever it is that captivates your attention will inevitably influence your thinking and acting. In part one of this two part blog, we will examine a variety of case studies in the biblical text that demonstrate how this influence works. Continue reading

Giving Thanks with Contentment

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

This week is a time our nation has set aside to recall the reasons we have to be thankful. But this can be so challenging while we live in a fallen world. Kevin Carson offers some counsel for those who might struggle with gratitude. Maybe you need it. Or maybe you’ll be able to use it with some counselees. Continue reading

When Choosing Friends…

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to choose friends?

You may be one of many readers who personally understand the devastation of unwise friendships. Who knows how many grandmas have quoted their own version of 1 Corinthians 15:33? “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’” The reality is this: when you choose friends poorly, your unwise friends have a corrupting impact on you in every way. Your friends’ influence affects your character, values, communication, and behavior. Continue reading

Before You Minister to a Same-Sex Couple

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Are you prepared to minister to a homosexual? Can God use you to help someone committed to a homosexual lifestyle to repent and change? Many pastors, missionaries, students, and others in the church confess how hard it is to minister to a homosexual. They grieve the reality and depth of the struggle to serve homosexuals well. There is good news for you and them. There are five significant passages to help you prepare to provide hope for change in the gospel of Jesus Christ for any person living in a same-sex relationship. The key to your preparation is you—your heart, mind, and attitude. Continue reading

You Can’t Be Neutral

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

For most issues in life—and on social media—I find that I can be neutral. Time after time I can pass by without liking, clicking, or reposting. It’s not that difficult; in fact, my general tendency is to keep surfing—especially if it is political. Who wants to be THAT person? However, some issues force us to not be neutral! We as human beings cannot stand or sit idly by…we as human beings cannot surf on…we as human beings cannot afford to ignore what’s going on under the guise of research for the greater good. What we see on video is us. These gruesome videos bring to our awareness the barbaric practices by abortionists at Planned Parenthood and document the cavalier attitude toward human life in the womb. Continue reading

Why Should You Pursue Higher Education in Biblical Counseling?

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

You’re reading the final post in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Higher Education. In today’s post, Professor Kevin Carson of Baptist Bible College of Springfield, Missouri asks and answers the question, “Why Should You Pursue Higher Education in Biblical Counseling?” Continue reading

What You Hear on Sunday Helps You Counsel on Monday

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Pulpit and Personal Ministry of the Word--What You Hear on Sunday Helps You Counsel on Monday

You’re reading the first of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Uniting the Pulpit Ministry of the Word and the Personal Ministry of the Word. This series demonstrates that both preaching and biblical counseling are Word-based ministries. Today, in Part One, Pastor Kevin Carson describes how preaching helps counseling. Continue reading

Go Global: An Update from Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Go Global - An Update from Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

You’re reading the seventh in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling Education and Equipping. These posts are written by leading biblical counseling equippers/educators. In today’s post, Kevin Carson of Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary shares about Go Global: An Update from Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. Continue reading