Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.
Biblical Counseling and the Law
Concerns about legal issues are often the unspoken “elephant in the room” that cause church leaders to think twice about launching biblical counseling ministries. Dr. Bob Kellemen provides a series of posts on The Law and Church Counseling. In Part One, he discusses Caring Carefully. In Part Two, he summarizes The Legal History and Climate. In Part Three, he explores The Scope of Care. Future posts are also forthcoming on The Quality of Care, Church Discipline and the Law, and more.
Gospel Indicatives and Gospel Imperatives # 1
A vital issue in Christian living and biblical counseling involves the relationship between our salvation and our sanctification. Many people describe this relationship as Gospel Indicatives and Gospel Imperatives. Dr. Bill Evans at Reformation 21 has a thought-provoking article on this issue. Read his thoughts in Sanctification and the Nature of the Gospel.
Gospel Indicatives and Gospel Imperatives # 2
Sean Lucas provides a humble, gracious, gentle, loving rejoinder to Bill Evans’ post. Read his thoughts in A Rejoinder on Sanctification.
Gospel Indicatives and Gospel Imperatives # 3
Rick Phillips, also at the Reformation 21 site, shares seven assertions about justification/sanctification. The BCC does not include them as an endorsement either way, but as a way for good Bereans to ponder the assertions biblically. Read Phillips’ thoughts in Seven Assertions Regarding Justification and Sanctification.
Gospel Indicatives and Gospel Imperatives # 4
Pastor Kevin DeYoung extends the conversation by wondering whether it is only a matter of emphasis, or is it more than that? Read his stretching thoughts at Glorying in Indicatives and Insisting on Imperatives.
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