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Friday’s 5 to Live By

September 14, 2012

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Friday's Five To Live By 2012

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.

Resources for Anxiety, Fear, and Panic

Pastor Paul Tautges is providing an excellent, ongoing series of posts where he links readers to recommended resources on various biblical counseling and Christian living topics. These are so helpful that the Biblical Counseling Coalition has obtained Pastor Tautges’ permission to re-post these as part of our Book List page.

In this link, Pastor Tautges provides 14 top resources for addressing anxiety, fear, and panic. Read his post at Resources for Anxiety, Fear, and Panic.

Spiritual Warfare, Part 1

Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile notes that:

It seems to me that many (most?) theologically conservative Bible believers (which includes me) don’t think very much about spiritual warfare. Maybe it’s because there are some wacky Christians who seem to only talk about spiritual warfare, the way some young wacky Calvinists only talk about predestination and election. Or, maybe it’s because it all sounds a bit spooky or scary. Or, perhaps we don’t talk about it much because we’re infected with the skepticism of modernistic and “scientific” thinking, leaving us to disdain “all that spiritual warfare stuff”? I don’t know. But I’m thinking that if we don’t have categories for spiritual warfare, then we’re probably losing the war in some area of our Christian lives.

To read the rest of Pastor Thabiti’s thoughts, read Notes on Spiritual Warfare.

Spiritual Warfare, Part 2

Justin Taylor crafts an in-depth look at How We Should Think About Spiritual Warfare.

Puritan Resources for Counseling

We don’t typically link you to two posts by the same blogger in one week, but this week we’ll make an exception. Justin Taylor ponders What the Puritans Can Teach Us About Counseling, offering an excellent outline and links to helpful resources.

The Pastor in His Home

Brian Croft quotes Jonathan Edwards on The Essential Role of the Pastor in His Home. Croft then ponders how modern-day pastors measure up to these high standards.

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