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Category Archives: Pastoral Resources

5 Ugly Qualities of the Anti-Elder

In the book of Titus, Paul writes to a young man and charges him to appoint elders in every church in Crete. He tells him what kind of man to look for and as he does this he gives a glimpse of the anti-elder, the kind of man who may seek the office but who is absolutely unsuited to it. Continue reading

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3 Spiritual Disciplines for Dispelling Defeating Doubts

Are you confronted with your inadequacy at the moment of ministry, whether public or private? How do you recover at the critical moment? Over the years, the following three spiritual discipline has help strengthen me and increase my faith. Continue reading

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How to Relate Truth to Life: Connecting Ancient Texts with Modern People

Some of the hardest work of counseling and preaching is helping people see how God’s word addresses them without their self-justifications kicking in. In 1 Peter 4:15, Peter demonstrates a method or model we can follow in our ministry of the Word. Continue reading

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Leaving My First Love

After a recent health scare, the Holy Spirit diagnosed the real problem as a departure from my first love, Jesus. He was also gracious to provide the prescription for the cure. Continue reading

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5 Strands in a Web of Care: Internal Resources

When we think about caring for people within the context of the local church, the image of a web is helpful. We want to create a web of care so that people find it hard to hide, get lost, slip away, or fall through the cracks. Continue reading

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Weekend Media Resource: When Should a Pastor Recommend a Psychiatrist?

BCC Staff Note: On weekends we often highlight one of our many free resources. This weekend we highlight a video interview with Mike Emlet. Dr. Emlet addresses the important and the controversial question, “When should a pastor recommend a psychiatrist?”

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Pursuit, Forgiveness, and Church Discipline

Matthew 18 and “the church discipline process” are bookended with wisdom related to forgiveness and grace. How do these two bookends impact the application and implementation of church discipline? Continue reading

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Weekend Media Resource: Pastor’s Conference Call with David Powlison

On weekends we often highlight one of our many free resources. This weekend we highlight the Pastor’s Conference Call with David Powlison. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 1: Biblical Shepherding

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 1: Biblical Shepherding by Ron Allchin. Continue reading

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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

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