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Friday’s 5 to Live By

October 12, 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.

2 Sides of One Counseling Coin: Biblical and Nouthetic Counseling

Over at The Gospel Coalition, Heath Lambert pens an in-depth response to the question of the relationship between “nouthetic counseling” and “biblical counseling.” He begins like this:

“Explaining the difference between nouthetic and biblical counseling is a bit like asking whether a coin is heads or tails. A coin is both heads and tails. In talking about the heads side or the tails side of the coin, we are merely emphasizing different surfaces of one thing.

Such is the case with the today’s conservative, Bible-based counseling movement. The language of “nouthetic” or “biblical” serves to emphasize different streams inside one, larger movement. First, I will explain why nouthetic and biblical counseling are two sides of the same coin, and then I will explain the differences that each side emphasizes.”

Read the rest of Heath’s insights in Two Sides of the Counseling Coin.

CCEF Release Newest Issue of Journal of Biblical Counseling

The CCEF’s Journal of Biblical Counseling (Vol. 26, Issue 3) is now available for free download here.

5 Differences Between Small Group Ministry and Group Therapy

Lina AbuJamra discusses a topic that should be of great concern to the church: distinctions between small group ministry and group therapy. She list five important differences. Read her convicting thoughts and assess your own small group ministry in Small Group Versus Group Therapy.

Multiplication, Not Addition

Brent Aucoin of Faith Church provides practical suggestions on how to Multiply Your Ministry.

Historical Heroes and Slavery

What should our attitude be toward Christian leaders who were also owners of slaves? Justin Taylor links to thoughts from Thomas Kidd in Historical Heroes and Slavery.

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