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Category Archives: Theology

3 Questions for Biblical Counselling

Most of us are suspicious of new things. Rightly so. If we’ve managed fine without this new-fangled idea for years, why would we need it now? In the UK, biblical counselling is new and I hear a fair bit of suspicion. This can be helpful. It’s good to question. It enables us to work out if we need this new thing or not. Here are three questions I’ve heard recently… Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Theo-Drama and Gospel-Centered Counseling

BCC Staff Note: On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource PDF by Bob Kellemen on Theo-Drama and Gospel-Centered Counseling: God’s Redemptive Drama and Our Life … Continue reading

Topics: Megaphone Post, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , , ,

A Response to “The Integration of Christianity and Psychology: A Guest Post by Sarah Rainer”

On September 25, 2014, at Ed Stetzer’s Christianity Today blog site, The Exchange, Ed ran a guest post by Sarah Rainer entitled, The Integration of Christianity and Psychology. This is an important post, so we ask one of our Council Board members, Jeff Forrey, to share his reflections on the post. Continue reading

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When Our Theology Stifles Our Compassion

It is far more difficult to patiently support, silently love, and unceasingly pray than to exegete a passage of Scripture. We need to seek the Holy Spirit regularly for discernment in our approach, in order to be truly competent counselors and compassionate friends. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sufficiency of Scripture, Theology | Tags: , , ,

The Chief End of Man Is the Beginning of Biblical Counseling

In biblical counseling, we’re guided by something that transcends the mere alleviation of symptoms or the modification of behavioral problems, even as important as those goals may be. The plumb line in biblical counseling and all forms of discipleship is found in God’s purposes for creating humanity, which is according to Scripture, His eternal glory. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , ,

WWJD or HWJR?

Many Christians, when making decisions or wanting to follow a model for living, ask, “What would Jesus do (WWJD)?” I’ve done the same many times. Lately, I’ve been asking myself another question: “HWJR?” That’s: “How would Jesus relate?” Continue reading

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

How Christ Changes People

Typically in biblical counseling we have talked about how people change. That’s a great phrase and one I’ve used and will continue to use. However, lately I’ve been tweaking that language in an important way: how Christ changes people. Continue reading

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

When Christians Despair

While meditating on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, I found myself asking two questions: What does the apostle mean when he says of his companions and himself, “we despaired even of life?” And what is God’s purpose in allowing: “the sentence of death within ourselves?” Continue reading

Topics: Doubt, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness, Theology | Tags: , , ,

6 Biblical Perspectives on Strength in Weakness

It’s human nature to detest pain, suffering, and weaknesses. Perhaps that’s why I find 2 Corinthians so intriguing. It shows how Paul suffered for his faith and responded to criticisms. By that time, Paul had planted churches and proven his … Continue reading

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

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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