The Blindside of Suffering

Adrian Martinez

In the Christian life, suffering has a purpose for our good and God’s glory (Romans 8:28). The minister of God’s Word must especially embrace this truth as it will be the fuel of their ministry. Paul found this to be the case for his own ministry. The book of 2 Corinthians is a letter about Paul’s ministry in light of the spiritual mugging of the Corinthian church by false teachers. Continue reading

Three Essential Elements in the Change Process (Part 2)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

Lifestyle change for Christians is succinctly laid out in Ephesians 4:22–24: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Continue reading

Three Essential Elements in the Change Process (Part 1)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

This is the first of a two-part blog on elements of change in the Christian life. In this first installment Jeff Forrey introduces you to “Brock,” a middle-aged man who has been a Christian for about three years. Unwise choices in his life have created problems for him and have brought him to the point of recognizing change is needed. What does that look like for him as a follower of Christ? It certainly will be different from when he made changes in the past! Continue reading

Hurt by Someone in Authority?

Authority figures–whether fathers, husbands, church elders, government leaders, or employers–influence women’s lives. How we women respond to them reveals our hearts. This article by counselor Julie Ganschow appeared first here on her website and is used with permission.  When Authority Figures Disappoint Us As Christian women, we function in a world that is watching to see…

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The Gift of Tears

David Robinson

David Robinson

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

15:14 Ep. 006 – Steve Midgley

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

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

Changing My Definition of Good

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Like everyone else, I consider myself a busy person. When I’m in the middle of a project, being interrupted to deal with a problem or concern from someone else tempts me to think, “I don’t need this right now.” I see the interruption as a bad thing, and I believe I am being taken away from doing more important work. Continue reading