BCC Summit 2017: Disability and a Theology of the Body

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Whether associated with painful disability or pleasurable delight, we want our experiences as bodily creatures to be understood through the lens of Scripture. If we are not guided carefully by Scripture it’s very easy to gravitate toward a distorted theology of the body that either exalts or demeans the body’s importance. This can lead to potential distortions in ministry to those struggling with disability. Continue reading

Marytha and Lazarus

Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges

My favorite book in the Bible is John’s Gospel. It is full of really good stories and one of them has to do with a family that had a loved one who was sick. The story of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary in chapter eleven is familiar to most. In it is a wonderful four point sermon that tells us how to help those who are ill and the families who love them. The four points are know, plan, care, and do. Continue reading

Autism Speaks

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

What exactly is autism? How did this happen to my child? What kind of help will they need? Will they ever go to school, have friends, get married, have a family, get a job? What is God doing? With rates of autism rising, counselors will be in a position to help parents struggling with these and other questions. This post will briefly consider issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and give initial direction for counsel. Continue reading

Help to the Hurting: A Response to the Shooting in Las Vegas

The BCC

The BCC

When tragedy strikes human beings want many things. We want to find refuge from the horror. We want comfort. We want things to return to “normal.” We want answers, especially to the question, “Why?” As our nation reels in the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas we know these desires have risen in the hearts of many. Continue reading