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

Leaving a Legacy

Curtis Solomon

Curtis Solomon

Last month the Biblical Counseling Coalition hosted our Annual Leadership Summit in Rome, GA, and we were blessed to have Joni Eareckson Tada, her husband Ken, and a team from Joni & Friends join us. In our time together we considered the important relationship between biblical counseling and disability ministry. This blog is a reflection of our time together.  Continue reading

Personality Disorder: What Use Is This Label for a Counselor?

Lucy Ann Moll

Lucy Ann Moll

Picture a classroom of 9-year-olds. One boy slumps low in his chair, sneaking peeks at Snapchat. Nearby three girls in matching Katy Perry t-shirts steal glances at the “weird” new girl. The “weird” girl looks at the rain, her stare blank. Could one of these children one day fit the label of personality disorder? Perhaps. However, the Bible doesn’t use the term personality disorder. In fact, Scripture says the point of counseling is change in personality and behavior. So what does a biblical counselor do with a personality disorder label? Continue reading