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Category Archives: Sufficiency of Scripture

Scripture and Counseling: God’s Word for Life in a Broken World

A person who has some level of skill in helping others understand the motivations of their hearts can be dangerous in marital conflict because it can simply result in more skillful judgment. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling the Hard Cases Video

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace &Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resources: Counseling the Hard Cases: A Discussion with a Real Counselee by Stuart Scott. Continue reading

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Snake Salvation and the Sufficiency of Scripture

A counselee’s commitment to the sufficiency of the Scriptures could prove to be dangerous if the counselor lacks wisdom in the application of the Word in dependence upon the power of God! We, biblical counselors, must continue to increase our skills. Continue reading

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Supernatural Counselling

Psycho-spiritual transformation is supernatural—fuelled by God’s Spirit. Therefore, authentically biblical counseling must also be supernatural (Spirit-dependent). Continue reading

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God’s Word for Life in a Broken World

As the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Executive Director, one of my privileges is to serve as editor for our BCC books. It was a joy to serve in that capacity for our first book: Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. Over the past year, twenty-two co-authors have been working on the BCC’s second book: Scripture and Counseling: God’s Word for Life in a Broken World. Jeff Forrey and I are now editing the book for submission to our publisher—Zondervan. The book is scheduled for release in 2014. Here’s the working draft of the Preface to Scripture and Counseling. Continue reading

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The BCC Weekend Media Resource: Justin Holcomb Interviews Ed Welch, Part 2

Counseling can feel glossy and professional sometimes, but, says Dr. Ed Welch, the real action is just when non-professionals, people in ministry who care, come alongside people and ask them how they’re doing. Continue reading

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The Southern Baptist Convention on Mental Illness and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Because of my dual affinities for the SBC and the biblical counseling movement, I am thankful that the SBC passed a resolution on mental illness at its most recent meeting in Houston several days ago. The resolution grew out of a desire of Southern Baptists to speak compassionately to millions of people who are plagued by the profound pain of difficulties that few understand how to address. Continue reading

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Old School Counseling, Part 1

Pastoral counselors can have their theology and practice informed by reliable pastoral practices from church history. I believe that the theology and practice of the English Puritans can help biblical counselors avoid these stumbling blocks and be more faithful to God’s Word. Continue reading

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Personal Reflections on the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Leadership Retreat

I (Jonathan Holmes) recently had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Annual Biblical Counseling Coalition Leadership Retreat outside of Atlanta. Coming back from something of this nature almost requires a personal retreat from the retreat as you process through what was taught, shared, and discussed. As I’ve sought to think through and categorize some of my experiences, I hope that by sharing this testimony those not in attendance will be similarly encouraged as I have been as to what God is doing in the biblical counseling movement. Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling Coalition Retreat Testimonial

I was surprised and honored last year to be asked to join the BCC Council Board and to attend the yearly retreat this December. I confess I was pretty intimidated when I arrived at the retreat center and began introducing myself to other council members. However, getting to know these brothers and sisters was such a privilege and as the retreat went on I found myself eager to talk to, worship with, learn from, and support them. 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.