Emotions: Engaging the Expressions of Our Heart

Curtis Solomon

Curtis Solomon

This week the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) will hold their 2016 annual conference (October 14-16) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The conference is entitled, “Emotions: Engaging the Expressions of Our Hearts.” At first glance the topic of emotions might not seem like it is worthy of an entire conference. Deeper reflection, however, should lead to a very different conclusion. Continue reading

Speak the Truth in Love: 40 years of Theology and Biblical Counseling

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Theology is essential to counseling. The annual conference of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors is on the topic of “Speak the Truth in Love: 40 years of Theology and Biblical Counseling.” This week ACBC will focus our time on a reexamination of the core theological themes that have undergirded our counseling approach for four decades. Continue reading

Emotions: Engaging the Experiences of Our Hearts – CCEF National Conference

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

To be Christian is to experience joy and sadness, grief and hope, love and hate, just as Jesus did. Our emotions make us fully human because without them we cannot see the world as God does. They are the difference between life in living reds, greens, and blues and life in black and white! But how do we rightly use this gift? How do we obey Scripture’s call to share our whole hearts honestly before the face of God, without giving into the temptation to indulge or suppress our emotions? That will be the topic of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation’s national conference this year. Here is what you can expect at the conference and pre-conference. Continue reading

How Does Sanctification Work? (Part 2)

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

In our last post, David Powlison began an exploration of how God brings about change in the lives of his people. Although it is tempting to generalize from one theme of Scripture or from one’s own experiences, David has raised important questions about the legitimacy of doing this. Today, he continues his exploration. Continue reading

How Does Sanctification Work?

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

This post—and our next post this week—have been submitted by Dr. David Powlison, one of the presenters for Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. To hear more of David’s insights on biblical counseling’s potential to touch the hearts of people around the world, consider joining us for the Summit. Continue reading

Organizing Biblical Counselling in Canada

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

God is orchestrating some really neat relationships and partnerships across the biblical counselling movement in Canada. As part of this advancement the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition (CBCC) is beginning to be established. We look forward to sharing more information about how we hope to serve the Canadian church in the months to come. Continue reading

Does Biblical Counselling Have a Future in South Africa?

Kyle Johnston

In this post we hear from one of the presenters who is scheduled for the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. To interact more with Kyle’s insights on the international scope of biblical counseling, please consider joining the conversation at the Summit, either on site in the suburbs of Chicago or online. We hope you can join us! 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

BC in the UK

Steve Midgley

As we continue to count down the days—yes, days—before the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit (June 5-7, 2016), we once again want to take some time to hear about the impact of biblical counseling (BC) elsewhere in the world. This post takes us across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom (UK). Steve Midgley offers his observations of the kind of reception and impact BC is starting to have in the UK. Continue reading

Gospel-Centered Counseling

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

How to Care Like Christ B3 is the 3rd annual Biblical Counseling Conference in the Kansas City metro area. Reigning Grace Counseling Center and Redeeming Grace Biblical Counseling Center are joining forces to host this exciting and engaging conference on … Continue reading