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Category Archives: Faith

God’s Strength Displayed Through Our Weakness

A quadriplegic son was not what Sharon and I had envisioned for our sixteen-year-old son, Matt. We brought Matt into our home when he was just three day’s old. This bundle of energy, now after an accident during basketball practice, would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The Ware family entered the world of families affected by disabilities. Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon from the Bottom Up: Creation and Counseling

Scripture directly connects reflecting on creation and its impact on the soul. Are we utilizing this powerful tool the Lord has given us enough in our counseling ministries? Are we using this wonderful gift from the creator enough in our own relationship with Him? Continue reading

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5 Factors Leading to Spiritual Growth: “Run, Forrest, Run”

Paul coaches us in five features that should characterize our approach to spiritual growth in Philippians 3:12-16. Continue reading

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Complaining: Rewriting the Story God Is Writing

Complaining has become a way of life or a part of our personalities. When we feel angst about our life circumstances, we begin to grumble in our hearts only to unleash the negative venom from our tongues. This sin can consume us and stunt our life story. The only way to overcome sinful complaining is to cultivate joyful contentment in Christ. Continue reading

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Does Gospel = Jesus?

Much is being said about “Gospel-centered” ministry. This is a good problem, by the way! I could not think of a better substitute for other problems brewing in our churches on a weekly basis. Still, definition is needed. Continue reading

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Blessings from a Godly Mother

Mom was born in 1909, saved at a tent meeting in the Missouri boot heel when she was ten, the same night her mother made a commitment to Christ. Growth was hard when the only church came once every three months as the itinerate preacher passed through town. So Mom married my dad, a charming unbeliever who became an abusive alcoholic. Life was hard, but God was good. Continue reading

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He Is Risen Indeed!

Easter changes everything. Easter makes all the difference in the world. Happy Easter! Continue reading

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Good Friday: The Shadow of David’s Greater Son in David’s Lesser Son

The Old Testament story of Absalom gives us a deeper glimpse into the issues of faithlessness and murderousness that lodge themselves in every human heart. More powerfully, however, his story foreshadows how Christ’s work of faithful love on the cross meets our need. Continue reading

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Theospection

Engaging in focused times of prayer, fasting, reading, or reflection can be very helpful—for both counselors and counselees. However, there’s one very subtle danger involved in any time of reflection in which we are seeking renewal, and it’s this: renewal is not the result of introspection but theospection. Continue reading

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Reflections on the Burial of Jesus for Biblical Counseling

As we receive and offer counsel during this season, let’s hold out hope for true change in both hearts and situations because the tomb of Jesus was filled and is now empty. Continue reading

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About the BCC

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.