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Category Archives: Christian Living

BCC Weekend Megaphone Post: IBCD Newsletter

A Word from Your BCC Team: On weekends we often use our BCC “megaphone” to make you aware of various leading biblical counseling organizations. This weekend we highlight the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) and their most recent newsletter. Continue reading

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Are You Healthy?

How does Paul define spiritual health? How do you know that your inner man is really healthy? The Bible doesn’t separate what we learn from how we live or the truth from how we behave. This article investigates the question on how we define spiritual health and shows its meaning for discipleship and for our churches. Continue reading

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Resources for Your Life and Ministry from the Biblical Counseling Coalition

On weekends we often highlight resources from various biblical counseling organizations and leaders. This weekend we highlight two resources produced by the Biblical Counseling Coalition and written by dozens of biblical counseling leaders. Continue reading

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Putting Your Past in Its Place

One of the many encouraging trends in the biblical counseling movement is an increased emphasis on the place of suffering in our model and practice. Much more is being written and said about the sadness and brokenness of life than ever before. I believe our sympathetic Savior is pleased by this development, and it has certainly given me direction as I contemplate what wise pastoral ministry sounds, looks, and feels like with people in my office who are under severe trial. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Megaphone Post: ACBC’s Standards of Doctrine

Frequently on weekends at the BCC we use our “megaphone” to make you aware of significant happenings in the biblical counseling world. We do so today by alerting you to a new and ongoing endeavor by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. 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

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, Five To Live By, Homosexuality, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The 88th Note on Religious Rights, Gay Rights: Faith’s Focus after the Supreme Court Decision

The question I’ve been asked most frequently by people outside Faith Church since the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage is what an organization like us plans to do now. I find that surprising because responding to decisions about how other people choose to live is at best the 88th note on our piano. We’re not political junkies, culture warriors, or media pundits because such activities are far afield from our God-given mission. The simple answer to the question is that we intend to do the same things we’ve been doing since we were founded by a small group of followers of Jesus on South 18th Street fifty years ago. Continue reading

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Are Your Counselees God-Fearing Christians?

As counselors, our minds are set to focus on the how to. Our counselees want to know how to fix their problems. We know that their problems cannot be fixed if they are being controlled by them. Our goal is to teach our counselees the fear of the Lord so that their problems will become small and their God will become bigger. 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

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Christian Living, Doubt, Five To Live By, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Regeneration | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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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.