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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Monthly Archives: May 2011

Trying to Paint Over Bad Paint: The Foolish Futility of Self-Sufficiency

When we moved into our current home five years ago, we moaned when we saw that the back deck had been painted rather than stained. We tried every known remedy to remove all the paint. The best we could do … Continue reading

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Are We Skilled Counseling Mechanics?

Note: This post was first posted on the CCEF website. It was such a significant piece that we asked, and CCEF gracious agreed to allow us to re-post it for our BCC audience. If only we could whittle biblical counseling … Continue reading

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The BCC Weekend Interview Series: Truth in Love Ministries

As part of our BCC vision, we want to point you to the best of the best in robust, relational biblical counseling. Each week we’ll be posting (and then making available as an ongoing resource) interviews with churches, para-church groups, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Five to Live By

Our Greatest Problem John Piper shares a four-minute video addressing The Biggest Problem in the Universe. Stephen Hawking or Christ? Stephen Hawking was in the news again this week—this time pontificating about the afterlife. Bob Kellemen of RPM Ministries reflects … Continue reading

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Masturbation: So What’s the Way Out?

Note: This is part two of a two-part blog mini-series by Pastor Brad Bigney on masturbation. Be sure to read yesterday’s post: So What about Masturbation? This brief series is part of the BCC’s desire to address real-life issues with … Continue reading

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So What about Masturbation?

Note: This is part one of a two-part blog mini-series by Pastor Brad Bigney on masturbation. Be sure to read tomorrow’s post: Masturbation: So What’s the Way Out? This brief series is part of the BCC’s desire to address real-life … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered Biblical Counseling

Among the most prominent paradigms in biblical counseling is that of idolatry. The profound and pioneering work in this area by men like David Powlison (1999), Ed Welch (2003), and Paul Tripp (1999) served as an iconoclastic force for my … Continue reading

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Union with Christ and the Real Power for Change

Have you ever acted like a personal trainer in your counseling? You know what that looks like; it’s “3 truths for this,” “2 principles for that,” and “5 ways for accomplishing this…” In other words, the Bible becomes simply a … Continue reading

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The BCC Weekend Interview Series: Grace Fellowship Church

As part of our BCC vision, we want to point you to the best of the best in robust, relational biblical counseling. Each week we’ll be posting (and then making available as an ongoing resource) interviews with churches, para-church groups, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Five to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Waiting and Growing Brad Hambrick posted a moving excerpt from … Continue reading

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The BCC exists to strengthen churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions by promoting excellence and unity in biblical counseling as a means to accomplish compassionate outreach and effective discipleship.