In Your Light Do We See Light

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Biblical counselors have the two greatest counseling resources known to man: the written Word and the living Word. Thorough Spirit-illuminated knowledge of Scripture equips us to profitably engage with the whole range of worldviews and philosophies of life, including modern psychology. Jesus models for us how to redemptively interact with many kinds of people and ideas. Continue reading

A Personal Testimony and Counseling Implications

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Psalm 40: 1-3 models how David shares his testimony with the result that “Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD” (Psalm 40:3). Our personal stories can be a helpful part of relating to counselees and showing what change looks like in real life if they are accurate, brief, and Christ-centered. Continue reading

Give Me Life According to Your Word

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

My experience is that many sincere Christians don’t read the Bible in such a way that connects powerful biblical truth to the realities of daily life. The following is a Bible study resource I use to help people read and apply the Bible effectively as a follow-up to counseling sessions. Continue reading

Pursue Love and Speak Prophetically

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

This past December’s BCC retreat addressed a number of provocative counseling methodology questions. As I reflected on these questions, I wondered if there was a single theme that captures what we’re after in our counseling approach. I believe 1 Corinthians 14: 1 is helpful: “Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” Much of what we aspire to in our methodology is summed up in those two commands: “Pursue love and speak prophetically.” Continue reading

Our Bullet-Proof Vest

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

People who don’t understand and put on the breastplate of righteousness are susceptible to defeated discouragement, self-confident pride, or careless presumption. All three create serious spiritual and counseling problems. Helping counselees “put on” this piece of armor is the gospel remedy for these problems. Continue reading