This episode of 15:14 features BCC Council Board member Judy Dabler who is founder and Executive Director of Creative Conciliation. Learn how Judy applies biblical counseling in a unique context. Christian conciliation works to reconcile broken relationships between spouses, church leaders and congregants and a variety of other relationships. Continue reading
A woman who lost her husband recently shared of a particularly difficult night of despair and hopelessness. It was a night of desperate loneliness. That same night someone happened to call her and she shared her deep grief. As the person listened, they concluded this woman ought to go see a counsellor.
As she shared her story with me, I wondered, “Did she really need a counsellor?” Continue reading
In this episode of 15:14 Curtis interviews Steve Midgley, Executive Director of Biblical Counseling UK, Vicar at Christ Church Cambridge and visiting lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College in London. Steve shares about the recent Biblical Counseling UK conference as well as the importance of creating a culture of openness in the church amidst the broader reserved culture of the UK. Continue reading
Three days before reaching the New World, the crew begged him to turn back, fearing if they went farther they couldn’t catch enough wind to return to Spain before running out of food and water. But Christopher Columbus had one word for his faltering men: Adelante! Adelante! — Onward! Onward! Continue reading
I am a young Kenyan woman who grew up in the United Arab Emirates. I currently live in Washington, D.C., and I counsel women at my local church. As you can imagine, culture is often on my mind as I have experienced life in these different cultures.
As the demographics of the world shift and the world becomes more diverse, biblical counselors will inevitably find themselves counseling individuals who are different than them. Continue reading
Many of us who counsel do not have the advantage of chronology. In the shape of God’s ideal design, grey hair and wisdom run on parallel tracks (Prov. 16:31). There are times, however, that we find ourselves counseling individuals who far outrank us in terms of years lived, anniversaries celebrated, and children raised. Continue reading
Curtis Solomon interviews South African biblical counselor Kyle Johnston. Kyle discusses the state of biblical counseling in South Africa including some of the strengths and challenges faced in that nation. Kyle is an Elder overseeing pastoral care at Jubilee Community Church and offers biblical counseling among a network of churches in Cape Town. Kyle also teaches Biblical Counseling at George Whitfield College. Continue reading
What makes counselling effective? What gives counselees an expectation that counselling will be a productive use of their time? In other words, how do we know that counselling will work? This is obviously a very important question, and it is one that has been at the center of numerous studies. Continue reading
Do you remember receiving a good piece of advice at some point in your life? What was it? Did it involve something regarding a daily task or a specific way of handling a relationship? Often times, a good piece of advice is simple, pithy, and to the point. Continue reading
This was a unique opportunity for Canadians. While some have pursued training in biblical counselling or have read books on biblical counselling topics, there have been few opportunities to talk to others who are also pursuing this type of ministry training. Many connections were made, and we are already hearing that those relationships are being effectively used by God for mutual edification and encouragement. Continue reading