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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Biblical Themes

Biblical Counseling, Addictions, and the Body of Christ

Counseling people struggling with addictions is full of complexities and challenges. There are a host of problems that compound the counseling process: chemical, psychological, social, and of course spiritual. We can help our friends struggling with addictions immensely by involving the larger church body in their recovery. Continue reading

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Thy Word Is Truth!

As biblical counselors, we find ourselves frequently at the point at which we must appeal to the counselee to affirm the veracity and authority of the Word of God and, therefore, the standard by which their choices in life must be made in order to be obedient, to please God, and to find the peace and tranquility promised in Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sufficiency of Scripture | Tags: , , , ,

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

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , ,

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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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: , , ,

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

Topics: Love, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Worship | Tags: , ,

May I Continue in My Sin, Please?

One of the questions that is frequently raised about living a grace-based faith is related to how we are to live under grace. The answer is found in Romans 6. Continue reading

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

The Embrace That Never Lets Go: Praying on Behalf of Those Too Weak to Pray

When we are praying for another’s needs, we are taking their hand and entering the Throne Room of God together, in a kind of unseen fellowship that bridges time and geography. Yes, they may receive a measure of comfort simply by knowing that a friend is praying, but more importantly, interceding acknowledges that God alone is in control. Our faith is exercised as we pray; it is strengthened both when He answers and as we wait on Him. 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.