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Friday’s 5 to Live By

March 27, 2015

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Friday's 5 To Live By

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.

Addressing Homosexuality: Reparative or Redemptive?

Jeremy Lelek of the Association of Biblical Counselors highlights a redemptive, gospel-centered approach to counseling and homosexuality in Addressing Homosexuality: Reparative or Redemptive? 

Addressing Parenting in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture

Given our sexualized culture, what are the implications of how we parent our children and when and how we teach them about biblical principles of modesty and sexuality? Heath Lambert of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors tackles this important issue in Addressing Parenting in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture.

Enduring Through Pastoral Difficulties

Pastor Brian Croft offers a one-sentence summary answer to the question How Do I Endure Through the Difficulties of Pastoral Ministry?

Psychology and a Biblical Worldview

From April 16-18, the Association of Biblical Counselors will be hosting their annual National Conference. They introduce their conference with these words:

“How does one biblically address the complex issues related to psychology and psychiatry? Issues that have risen in prominence within our culture such as homosexuality, mental illness, psychotropic medication, and the myriad of diagnoses presented to us in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual? Are we, as believers, equipped to answer the big questions of psychology: Who are we? Why do we do the things we do? How do we change? This year’s annual conference is designed to equip all believers to address these paramount issues with wise, Gospel-oriented, biblical precision.”

To learn more, visit the ABC Conference page.

Side by Side

The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) introduces their 2015 annual National Conference with these words:

“A ​vibrant ​church ​community ​is ​dependent ​on ​us ​being ​both ​needy ​and ​needed. ​So ​we ​want ​to ​grow ​in ​how ​we ​ask ​for ​help ​and ​how ​we ​give ​help. ​This ​conference ​is ​designed ​to ​guide ​us ​in ​those ​skills, ​with ​a ​focus ​on ​how ​these ​work ​in ​everyday ​friendships. ​Even ​in ​our ​professional ​culture, ​God ​is ​pleased ​to ​use ​needy ​people ​and ​ordinary ​conversations ​to ​do ​most ​of ​the ​heavy ​lifting ​in ​His ​kingdom. ​It’s ​the ​perfect ​system. ​If ​God ​used ​only ​experts ​and ​people ​of ​renown, ​some ​could ​boast ​in ​their ​own ​wisdom, ​but ​God’s ​way ​of ​doing ​things ​is ​not ​the ​same ​as ​our ​own. ​This ​conference ​is ​for ​ordinary ​people ​who ​need ​help ​and ​want ​to ​grow ​in ​giving ​help, ​and, ​as ​we ​grow, ​we ​hope ​to ​contribute ​to ​the ​ongoing ​transformation ​in ​our ​local ​churches.”

To learn more, visit the CCEF Conference page.

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