Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? I have. That eerie feeling when you suspect someone’s eyes are on you. Depending on where you are, your experience of this feeling changes. At home when I look up and see a five-year-old’s eyes peering down at me in bed, I have sheer joy. This of course is much different than when riding a subway, walking down a dark sidewalk at night, or sitting in an empty house with the windows open and sense someone is watching.
The reality is that people do watch you. Continue reading
Be careful where you look. Where you stare matters. Without exercising great caution, whatever it is that captivates your attention will inevitably influence your thinking and acting. In part two of this blog, we will help you understand how to protect your eyes and live in victory. Continue reading
Be careful where you look. Where you stare matters. Without exercising great caution, whatever it is that captivates your attention will inevitably influence your thinking and acting. In part one of this two part blog, we will examine a variety of case studies in the biblical text that demonstrate how this influence works. Continue reading
This week is a time our nation has set aside to recall the reasons we have to be thankful. But this can be so challenging while we live in a fallen world. Kevin Carson offers some counsel for those who might struggle with gratitude. Maybe you need it. Or maybe you’ll be able to use it with some counselees. Continue reading
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to choose friends?
You may be one of many readers who personally understand the devastation of unwise friendships. Who knows how many grandmas have quoted their own version of 1 Corinthians 15:33? “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’” The reality is this: when you choose friends poorly, your unwise friends have a corrupting impact on you in every way. Your friends’ influence affects your character, values, communication, and behavior. Continue reading
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
For most issues in life—and on social media—I find that I can be neutral. Time after time I can pass by without liking, clicking, or reposting. It’s not that difficult; in fact, my general tendency is to keep surfing—especially if it is political. Who wants to be THAT person? However, some issues force us to not be neutral! We as human beings cannot stand or sit idly by…we as human beings cannot surf on…we as human beings cannot afford to ignore what’s going on under the guise of research for the greater good. What we see on video is us. These gruesome videos bring to our awareness the barbaric practices by abortionists at Planned Parenthood and document the cavalier attitude toward human life in the womb. Continue reading
You’re reading the final post in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Higher Education. In today’s post, Professor Kevin Carson of Baptist Bible College of Springfield, Missouri asks and answers the question, “Why Should You Pursue Higher Education in Biblical Counseling?” Continue reading
You’re reading the first of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Uniting the Pulpit Ministry of the Word and the Personal Ministry of the Word. This series demonstrates that both preaching and biblical counseling are Word-based ministries. Today, in Part One, Pastor Kevin Carson describes how preaching helps counseling. Continue reading
You’re reading the second in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Scripture and Counseling. In today’s post, Kevin Carson ponders The Role of Biblical Authority in Sifting Advice. Continue reading