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Category Archives: Methodology

4 Guidelines for Addressing “Mindfulness”

The purpose of this post is to help pastors and biblical counselors to biblically, wisely, and constructively engage this trend of “mindfulness” as it engages our churches and people. Continue reading

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Why “Stop It” Doesn’t Work

You’re reading Part Six of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Julie Ganschow entitled Why “Stop It” Doesn’t Work. 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

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12 Marks of Counseling That Is Biblical: BCC Weekend Resource

The BCC Confessional Statement succinctly identifies and describes 12 marks of counseling that is truly biblical. Continue reading

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What Is Biblical Counseling?

Steve Midgley, the Vicar of Christ Church, Cambridge, who facilitates Oak Hill College’s Certificate in Biblical Counselling, sits down to talk with David Powlison about the meaning and approach of biblical counselling. Continue reading

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Heaven Is for Real…But the Preaching and Pastoral Care Were Not

I was not planning to see the newly-released movie, Heaven Is for Real. But my extended family wanted to see it…and they wanted my perspective on it. So I went. I won’t be reviewing the movie, but I will reflect on the movie’s depiction of: The Pastor as a Person, The Pastor as a Preacher, and The Pastor as a Pastoral Care Giver. Continue reading

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How to Do a Biblical Intervention, Part 2: A Sample Intervention Letter

There are four elements to include in your letter based upon 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Biblical Counseling, Methodology, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

Stories That Illustrate

When the subject of the use of stories in counseling comes up in counseling classes the first question posed is, “What kind of stories do you tell?” That is a good question. There are a number of answers to this inquiry. Continue reading

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Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling?

You’re reading the first of a BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on “Our Identity in Christ.” In all that we do at the BCC, we seek to provide robust resources through collaborative relationships. This blog series is also designed to meet that goal—as you will read and hear several different perspectives and “voices” on the important issue of who we are in Christ. Today, Stuart Scott asks the foundational question, Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling? Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling

I’ve been interacting with my friend, David Murray, on issues related to Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling. My series of blog posts began when Dr. Murray posted on his site, I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds. Continue reading

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