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Category Archives: Temptation

Gluttony: Gospel Reflections for Foodies & Comfort Eaters

Are we really going to talk about gluttony at this time of the year? Do we have to? Yes, we need to talk about it, and if your instinct is to think this discussion can only be a “guilt trip,” then we need to talk about it all the more. Continue reading

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Are Daily Fantasy Leagues Immoral?

This is not a post about the legality of daily fantasy leagues, but only guidance on how to think about their morality in light of Scriptural teachings. Whether daily fantasy leagues fit the definition of gambling and, therefore, come under the same regulations, is a matter for individual states to decide. Continue reading

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Will a Better Sex Life Keep Porn at Bay?

“What should we do when we are tempted by pornography (or any other form of lust)?” Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 4

You’re reading the fourth of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

Topics: Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity, Temptation | Tags: , , ,

The Bachelor Pastor

I have waited 44 years to write this. It is my last sermon as a single man. This coming Saturday I will marry the love of my life, Miss Jennifer Terrell. The unusual circumstances of my marriage give me an opportunity to say some important things. The first circumstance that makes my marriage atypical is my age. I am 44 years and 7 months old. If the national average age for a man’s first marriage is 28, this means I’ve had more time than average to think about these things. The second circumstance is my role in the church. I have been a pastor for 20 years and senior pastor here at Bethel for 15. My observation is that bachelor pastors are rarer than Packer fans at Soldier Field, and they are sometimes treated like them. They receive disparaging comments, questions of sexual orientation, and the like. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Premarital, Temptation | Tags: , ,

Debt Is A Lot Like Porn

In this post, I will look at six parallels between debt and pornography. As you read through these reflections, there are several ways I would want to frame your thoughts. Continue reading

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

Friday’s Five to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. 2 Consistent Lies About Chick-fil-a Denny Burke carefully delineates 2 … Continue reading

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Friday’s Five to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Loving Those Who Grieve How do we as the body … Continue reading

Topics: Five To Live By, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Temptation | Tags: , , , , , ,

A Testimonial: How Biblical Counseling Helped a Man Struggling with Pornography

BCC Staff Note: This resource is part of a Biblical Counseling Coalition series of testimonies by people who have received biblical counseling. Though anonymous, each testimony is from a real person who is excited to share how biblical counseling has … Continue reading

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

Seeing God’s Hand in Our Daily Hardships: Part 3—Experience

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading Part 3 of an eight-part series by Robert D. Jones. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Enduring Trials Many factors make trials endurable: our own spiritual maturity and coping skills, the support and encouragement of … Continue reading

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