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Category Archives: Theology

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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Hero of Black Church History: Maria Stewart

You’re reading Part Four in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series for Black History Month. These diverse posts all share in common a passion to help us to learn from the legacy of Black Church history. Today, in Part Three, Dr. Bob Kellemen encourages us to consider the legacy of and the lessons we can learn from a young African American woman who had everything going against her—but had Christ standing beside her—Maria Stewart. Dr. Kellemen has excerpted this post from materials in his book Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Media Resource: Piper and Keller Wrestle with Sanctification

In the Spring of 2012, John Piper and Tim Keller sat down to discuss the biblical vision of sanctification. In this 14-minute video they touch on how justification and sanctification relate, along with the dynamics of faith. Continue reading

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7 Truths for a Christ-Centered Marriage

You’re reading the first of a special BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on marriage—timed to coincide with the week of Valentine’s Day. Today’s post is by John Henderson: 7 Truths for a Christ-Centered Marriage. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Intimacy, Love, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Lion or Lamb: Which Do You Need?

Have you ever considered reading the book of Revelation when you needed some encouragement? Most people avoid this book altogether due to the rich but confusing symbols. I confess, the symbolism can be confusing but once understood, Revelation becomes a very practical comfort in the midst of daily life. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering, Theology | Tags: , , , ,

Tweeting the Gospel for Sin and Suffering

What difference does the gospel make as we face sin and respond to suffering? Continue reading

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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

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Fitting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Marriage

Men and women are like puzzle pieces. “They are like two pieces of a puzzle that fit together because they are not exactly alike nor randomly different, but they are differentiated such that together they can create a complete whole” (Kathy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage). Continue reading

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