Same-Sex Attraction: Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

Same-sex attraction and how to talk about it … this is the topic of Brad Hambrick’s book Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends. In this article which appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website, he provides a preview of his culturally timely and encouraging book. Here’s…

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Before You Minister to a Same-Sex Couple

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Are you prepared to minister to a homosexual? Can God use you to help someone committed to a homosexual lifestyle to repent and change? Many pastors, missionaries, students, and others in the church confess how hard it is to minister to a homosexual. They grieve the reality and depth of the struggle to serve homosexuals well. There is good news for you and them. There are five significant passages to help you prepare to provide hope for change in the gospel of Jesus Christ for any person living in a same-sex relationship. The key to your preparation is you—your heart, mind, and attitude. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

The 88th Note on Religious Rights, Gay Rights: Faith’s Focus after the Supreme Court Decision

Steve Viars

Steve Viars

The question I’ve been asked most frequently by people outside Faith Church since the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage is what an organization like us plans to do now. I find that surprising because responding to decisions about how other people choose to live is at best the 88th note on our piano. We’re not political junkies, culture warriors, or media pundits because such activities are far afield from our God-given mission. The simple answer to the question is that we intend to do the same things we’ve been doing since we were founded by a small group of followers of Jesus on South 18th Street fifty years ago. Continue reading

Gospel Light Is Brightest When It Gets Darker Outside

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

The recent Supreme Court decision in favor of homosexual marriage is one that grieves our heart. It brings grief because we know the Scriptures are true when it says that sin is a disgrace to any nation (Proverbs 14:34). But it also grieves us because we are sinners who have experienced the transforming power of the gospel and, therefore, also know that the hearty approval of sin does not do the sinner any favors. Instead it only leads to a deeper hardening of the heart away from God. So we grieve, but we do not grieve without hope. Continue reading