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Category Archives: People Who Offer Care

BCC Weekend Resource: Mental Illness and the Church

As the Body of Christ and as a biblical counseling movement, God calls us to respond compassionately and comprehensively to individuals (and their families) suffering with troubling emotions and thoughts. To minister Christ’s gospel of grace to people compassionately and comprehensively, we need to reflect biblically and historically (church history) on several interrelated questions. Continue reading

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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

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Learn the Black Church History of the Civil Rights Movement

As part of Black History Month, we’ll have several posts this week on Black Church History, the Black Church, and Multiethnic Ministry. Today, Bob Kellemen helps us to Learn the Black Church History of the Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

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4 Wisdom Principles for Multiethnic Ministry

As part of Black History Month, we’ll have several posts this week on Black Church History, the Black Church, and Multiethnic Ministry. Today, Nicolas Ellen ponders with us 4 Wisdom Principles for Multiethnic Ministry. Continue reading

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What’s a White Guy Know About Multiethnic Ministry?

As part of Black History Month, we’ll have several posts this week on Black Church History, the Black Church, and Multiethnic Ministry. Rick Horne of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) begins our mini-series by talking about What’s a White Guy Know About Multiethnic Ministry? Continue reading

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No Grey Area in 50 Shades of Grey

We are about to see a new wave of counseling cases because of 50 Shades of Grey, and here’s why: Christian women are reading this tripe at the same rate as the general population. A Barna survey shows that 9% of American adults have read 50 Shades, and the statistic is exactly the same for professing Christians. Shocked? Screenings for the movie sold out fastest in Bible Belt cities, too. This is not a demographic—these are our sisters in Christ. There is something desperately wrong when a Christ-follower chooses to put this kind of material in her mind. Let’s consider three specific “heart issues” involved with choosing to read or watch 50 Shades. Continue reading

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

CCEF Now 2015

CCEF Now 2015 features articles from three of our faculty members and an interview with one of our counselors—David Powlison, Ed Welch, Julie Lowe, and Wendy Budnick. This issue also features stories from several international leaders who serve in biblical counseling networks and training centers in Canada, England, and Switzerland. Continue reading

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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

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How Healthy and Satisfying Is Your Sex Life? A Christian Evaluation Tool

The Being Excellent Lovers Evaluation provides a 50-question, self-scoring evaluation that helps you and your spouse assess: a.) The shared beliefs and values necessary for a healthy sex life, b.) The comfort with your bodies and vocabulary necessary for a healthy sex life, c.) Factors related to the frequency and quality of a healthy sex life, and d.) Red flags that would derail a healthy sex life. Continue reading

Topics: Intimacy, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , ,

Falling In and Out of Love

How easy it is for us as believers to fall out of love with Jesus in the same sense as the Ephesian believers did. “You have left your first love,” Jesus said to them (Revelation 2:4). Their deeds and toil and perseverance for Jesus and the gospel were noteworthy, commendable. But Jesus had one thing against them. Their primary passion had shifted from Jesus—alone—to all the things they were doing for Him and, no doubt, also things from Him. Continue reading

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