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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Counseling Topics

Biblical Counseling, Addictions, and the Body of Christ

Counseling people struggling with addictions is full of complexities and challenges. There are a host of problems that compound the counseling process: chemical, psychological, social, and of course spiritual. We can help our friends struggling with addictions immensely by involving the larger church body in their recovery. Continue reading

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A Three-Pronged Team Approach When Caring for People with Eating Disorders

A team approach is suggested for caring for individuals with eating disorders. The team includes three people: biblical counselor, physician, and nutritionist. Continue reading

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Thy Word Is Truth!

As biblical counselors, we find ourselves frequently at the point at which we must appeal to the counselee to affirm the veracity and authority of the Word of God and, therefore, the standard by which their choices in life must be made in order to be obedient, to please God, and to find the peace and tranquility promised in Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Mental Illness and the Church

As the Body of Christ and as a biblical counseling movement, God calls us to respond compassionately and comprehensively to individuals (and their families) suffering with troubling emotions and thoughts. To minister Christ’s gospel of grace to people compassionately and comprehensively, we need to reflect biblically and historically (church history) on several interrelated questions. Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , ,

Learn the Black Church History of the Civil Rights Movement

As part of Black History Month, we’ll have several posts this week on Black Church History, the Black Church, and Multiethnic Ministry. Today, Bob Kellemen helps us to Learn the Black Church History of the Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

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4 Wisdom Principles for Multiethnic Ministry

As part of Black History Month, we’ll have several posts this week on Black Church History, the Black Church, and Multiethnic Ministry. Today, Nicolas Ellen ponders with us 4 Wisdom Principles for Multiethnic Ministry. Continue reading

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What’s a White Guy Know About Multiethnic Ministry?

As part of Black History Month, we’ll have several posts this week on Black Church History, the Black Church, and Multiethnic Ministry. Rick Horne of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) begins our mini-series by talking about What’s a White Guy Know About Multiethnic Ministry? Continue reading

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No Grey Area in 50 Shades of Grey

We are about to see a new wave of counseling cases because of 50 Shades of Grey, and here’s why: Christian women are reading this tripe at the same rate as the general population. A Barna survey shows that 9% of American adults have read 50 Shades, and the statistic is exactly the same for professing Christians. Shocked? Screenings for the movie sold out fastest in Bible Belt cities, too. This is not a demographic—these are our sisters in Christ. There is something desperately wrong when a Christ-follower chooses to put this kind of material in her mind. Let’s consider three specific “heart issues” involved with choosing to read or watch 50 Shades. Continue reading

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Towards a Christian Perspective on Mental Illness

On weekends, we love to highlight some of our BCC Resources. Today, we highlight a video from Brad Hambrick’s presentation, “Towards a Christian Perspective on Mental Illness.” For the various counseling options available from this material visit www.summitrdu.com/counseling. Continue reading

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

Restoring Lives through the Gospel: The Story of Briarwood Presbyterian Church’s Biblical Counseling Ministry and Birmingham Theological Seminary

At the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we love using our “megaphone” to fulfill our BCC mission: to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. Sprinkled liberally throughout January and February we are using our megaphone to highlight vital biblical counseling ministries—like today’s post from Dr. Howard Eyrich of Briarwood Presbyterian Church and Birmingham Theological Seminary. 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.