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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Biblical Counseling

2016 BCC Global Conference: Revive the Nations | June 5th - 7th, Chicago, IL

The Bible for Overachievers

The Bible can be a dangerous book for over-achievers. When a God-loving, passionate, Type A person reads his or her Bible every command feels like a personal assignment. This is incredible, at least for a while. Personal growth, evangelism, and discipleship abound as the over achiever tries to capitalize on every opportunity. Continue reading

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Counseling in a War Zone

What is your mentality when you sit down to counsel someone? Do you seek to be kind, loving, compassionate, merciful, quick to confront, ready to offer solutions, or eager to give the answers you know are in the Bible? Do you place pressure on yourself to have it all figured out within an hour so you will appear to know what you are doing? What tends to consume your thinking when you enter the counseling context? Has it ever occurred to you that when you counsel you enter one of the most rabid war zones in the human experience? Continue reading

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Can I Become a Biblical Counselor?

I am frequently asked how a person can know if they have “what it takes” to be a biblical counselor. The first thing I say is you must be a committed Bible-believing Christian who takes the Word of God seriously. Instruction must be covered in prayer and faithful to the chosen text of Scripture. Be wary of the “what it means to me” method of Scripture interpretation. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: 9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

On weekends we often highlight resources for your life and ministry. Today we highlight a resource from Justin and Lindsey Holcomb: 9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse. The resource is part of their new book, God Made All of Me. Continue reading

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Would You Rather Deal with An Angry Bear or a Drug-Seeker?

Vision of Hope is a residential program under the authority of the local church that serves young women in four primary areas: addictions, eating disorders, self-harm habits, and unplanned pregnancy. In today’s post, Dr. Mark Shaw, Executive Director of Vision of Hope, discusses the importance of reaching a lost group of people enslaved to idolatrous sin called addiction and how the church must begin to take steps forward in order to impact the local community and the world. Continue reading

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Why Should You Pursue Higher Education in Biblical Counseling?

You’re reading the final post in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Higher Education. In today’s post, Professor Kevin Carson of Baptist Bible College of Springfield, Missouri asks and answers the question, “Why Should You Pursue Higher Education in Biblical Counseling?” Continue reading

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Pursuing a Biblical Counseling Degree as a Woman

You’re reading the third post in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Higher Education. In today’s post, Professor Lilly Park of Crossroads Bible College discusses Pursuing a Biblical Counseling Degree as a Woman. Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Theology and Theological Training Matter

You’re reading the second post in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Higher Education. In today’s post, Dr. Robert Jones of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary discusses 8 Reasons Why Theology and Theological Training Matter. Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

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A Short History of Biblical Counseling and Higher Education

You’re reading the first post in a several-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Higher Education. In today’s post, Dr. Howard Eyrich explores the history of the modern biblical counseling movement and higher education. Continue reading

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About the BCC

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.