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Category Archives: Sin

Easter Bunnies, Parental Feelings of Failure, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Don’t give up. Every Easter, I’m reminded of this fact: Because Christ rose again, I have life. I’m no longer a slave to my sin. Christ has risen; you now have life through Him. Continue reading

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

Who Am I…Really?

We inevitably live out of our sense of who we are. Inferior identities are God-demeaning and self-destructive. Out true identity in Christ leads to the freedom and joy of living as beloved children of God. Biblical counselors have the privilege and responsibility to help counselees see, understand, and grow up into this glorious new identity—the very image of Christ. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Sin | Tags: , , ,

Sex and the Church: 10 Resources for Families & Churches

Today’s BCC Book List Resources from Brad Hambrick offers 10 resources related to Sex and the Church. Continue reading

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

Counter Culture: Practical Biblical Counseling for the Issues of Today

The mission of the Biblical Counseling Coalition is to multiply the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. One of the ways we seek to accomplish this mission is by using our “BCC Megaphone” to help biblical counseling ministries get the word out about their conferences. We do so today by highlighting the March 20-22, 2014 Biblical Counseling Conference of Reigning Grace Counseling Center of Kansas City, Missouri. Continue reading

Topics: Cross-Cultural Ministry, Faith, Megaphone Post, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin | Tags: , , , ,

Moving from Laziness to Diligence

Laziness (seen in neglect) is fuelled by procrastination and results in poverty. We move from laziness to diligence through considering the ant and beholding the Wise Savior. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control, Sin | Tags: , , ,

Have You Been Burned By A NANC Counselor?

Perhaps you are like a lot of people I have talked to since being asked to become the executive director of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) (Now: ACBC: Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). I’ve heard stories of people who have friends, relatives, and acquaintances with terrible things to say about NANC counselors. I want to explain to you why I agreed to lead an organization with some counselors that, apparently, have such a terrible reputation. In particular I have five things I’d like to say to anyone who’s been burned by a NANC counselor. Continue reading

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

Breaking Bad or Shifting Bad: A Gospel-Centered Perspective

The Emmy-winning AMC show, Breaking Bad, ended its five-season run Sunday night. It’s a dark show that dramatizes human evil with a premise that depicts evil in our hearts as a movement or trajectory from good to bad—breaking bad. As I reflect on this intense drama, I’m asking one primary question from several angles. “Is movement from good to bad a gospel-centered picture of the human heart in need of grace?” Continue reading

Topics: Death/Dying, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin, Theology | Tags: , , , ,

What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

Far from being a peripheral issue in the Bible, sexual assault is clearly depicted as a sin against the victim and God, mentioned frequently throughout the Bible, referred to as a symbol of how badly sin has corrupted God’s good creation, and understood as a severe distortion of God’s plan for sex. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Sin, Suffering, Theology | Tags: , ,

Jeremiah 17:9—Is It True of the Believer?

Jeremiah 17:9 is one of the most accurate verses in Scripture for describing human nature. But, how does it apply to a believer? Are our hearts still deceitful and desperately wicked? If we have new hearts in Christ why do we still sin? Continue reading

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

The Grace of Conviction

What is the difference between condemnation and conviction? Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin | 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.