The Insanity of the King and the Sanity of the Baptist

Pat Quinn


To be sane means to be in touch with reality and the ultimate reality is God. Our sinful pride separates us from God and leads to “madness in [our] hearts” (Ecclesiastes 9: 3). The gospel re-connects us to the wonderful reality of God and progressively leads to the sanity of “faith working through love” (Galatians 5: 6). John the Baptist specifically points the way to gospel humility, freedom, and joy. Continue reading

Five Reasons to Join the Global Summit

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju


Today’s post is an encouragement for you to consider participating in the upcoming Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. Even if you cannot travel to the Chicago area, that doesn’t need to stop you from experiencing the blessings of learning about how God is using biblical counseling to expand his kingdom purposes all over the world. We hope to hear from you soon! Continue reading

When God’s Sovereign Will Seems to Burn and Crush

Betty-Anne Van Rees


“What do you do when God gives you something that you don’t really want? I know that He’s a loving heavenly Father, but sometimes it sure doesn’t look like it on the outside… Do you pray like Jesus did, ‘not my will, but yours be done’ and ask for what you would really want in those circumstances? Hurting but wanting to honour Him…” I get asked questions like this from time to time. Continue reading

Laying the Gospel over a Controlling Heart

Lee Lewis


Pride in the human heart longs for control, and there are many expressions of that control. In its essence the controlling heart says, “I know better than God.” Christians spend a lot of time looking for new and clever ways to deal with control when the gospel perfectly speaks to this issue. In this short piece I want to briefly look at several manifestations of a controlling heart and how to lay the truths of the gospel over that foolish desire for control. Continue reading

Biblical Counseling in Brazil

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Sacha Alexandre Mendes


In today’s post you will hear from one of the presenters at the upcoming BCC Global Summit. Sacha relays how biblical counseling has affected the churches in Brazil. We urge to sign up for the Global Summit, where you can learn more about biblical counseling’s impact in other parts of the world as well. Continue reading

Where’s Your Hope? (Part 2)

Ernie Baker


This post continues the topic from Dr. Baker’s last post. On Monday he focused on the nature of true hope. Today he helps us with diagnostic questions that put a spotlight on the true and false hopes counselees might bring with them into our offices. Continue reading

Where’s Your Hope?

Ernie Baker


The next two posts will highlight the important hope as a basic characteristic of the Christian life. Dr. Baker also alerts us to the problem of false hopes that actually distract us from a life energized by expectant worship. Today, he focuses on the basic question: What is “hope” in the Bible? Continue reading

The Blessing of Serving in Multiethnic Ministry

Nicolas Ellen


In this post Nicolas Ellen reminds us to make discipleship—rather than race or ethnicity—the focus of our private ministries of the Word. This is important as our world becomes “smaller” through increased travel and broader Internet-based communications. There are, of course, differences in cultures that we must keep in mind as we share the Scriptures with other people. Wise ministry requires that we figure out how to present the transcultural message of the gospel in an understandable way, and this is where understanding differences in cultures is important. To that end, we encourage you to consider registering for the upcoming Global Summit in June. Visit the website at Continue reading

Failure in the Counseling Room, Part 1



It’s an uncomfortable topic, but one I think about regularly: my shortcomings and limitations in the counseling room. The context for seeing one’s shortcomings in the counseling room may vary from counselor to counselor, but three common themes seem to regularly recycle in conversations with other counselors. Continue reading