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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Monthly Archives: September 2012

Heading to NANC!

BCC Executive Director, Dr. Bob Kellemen, shares why he’s excited about the 2012 NANC Biblical Counseling Conference and invites you to join him either in person at NANC or via Twitter. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Conference, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

The BCC Weekend Media Resource: Why Pornography Robs a Man of His Humanness

Addiction to pornography is not limited to men, but it is a major problem among men, and Christian men, and even among pastors and missionaries. Not long ago, counselor Ed Welch shared with us the prevalence of pornography among men in the ministry. It is a serious sin problem that calls for our prayers and our attention. Continue reading

Topics: Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity | Tags: , ,

Friday’s 5 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. The Essential: Pride Tim Challies has been sharing blog-post-sized summaries … Continue reading

Topics: Five To Live By, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

God’s Fatherhood: Better Than the Latest Band-Aid of Self-Help

Our theology drives our lives. What we know and understand about God impacts everything—everything we think, say, and do. It especially controls and directs spiritual activities such as preaching and counseling. It’s the latter I wish to consider by asking: “How does the Fatherhood of God impact our counseling, our personal ministry of the Word to others in need?” There are certain counseling problems that are especially helped by specific aspects of God’s Fatherhood. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Faith, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , ,

The Counselee: Fighting Falsehoods About My Heavenly Father

As so many counseling problems are at least partly caused by ignorance, error, or forgetting about God, every counseling problem finds at least part of its answer, and usually a large part, in teaching the counselee about God. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , ,

The Counselor: An Ambassador for God the Father

Remembering the Fatherhood of God should make counselors more loving, more sympathetic, more dependent, and more God-like. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Methodology, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

Shepherding Troubled People

Part of a pastor’s job is “pastoral care”—counseling and caring for troubled people who are dealing with the effects of sin and suffering. Life has amazing joys, but also a lot of suffering. Jesus says, The pastor’s calling is to hear about and comfort people in the middle of “troubles” and to communicate the good news that Jesus has overcome all troubles through his atonement for sin and its effects. Continue reading

Topics: Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , ,

The BCC Weekend Megaphone: The Gospel Project

Part of the vision of the Biblical Counseling Coalition is for us to be a megaphone for excellent resources for the Christian Community. This weekend we want to be a megaphone for The Gospel Project. Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Megaphone Post, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Small Group Ministry | Tags: , , ,

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Five To Live By, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Remarriage, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , , , ,

Praising the God of Adventure

In the last few months I have heard of, consulted with, or directly counseled more churches involved in conflicts than any other similar time in my 3 decades of ministry. Because of this I have found myself asking, “What in the world is going on? What is God up to? Why is the LORD allowing His name to be dragged through the mud?” Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Faith, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

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