After Darkness, Light: Christians and Counseling in the Twenty-First Century

Heath Lambert

Heath Lambert

I fear that after more than a century of the influence of secular therapy, the Christian witness to the grace of Jesus Christ has been diluted in the crucial ministry of counseling. Luther intended his Theses to spark a debate that the faithful needed to have about how the good news of Jesus Christ related to a critical area of church practice. My intent is similar in offering these 95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling. I believe the church today must have the same kind of debate about grace with respect to counseling that Luther wanted to have in his day with respect to indulgences. Continue reading

Why We Wrote Letters to a Romantic

Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon

Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon

If we are honest, in the past two decades there has been a lack of helpful Christian resources when it comes to dating. Many Christians aren’t sure what to think about dating, courtship, and engagement. We have felt this void and longed for more practical resources that think deeply about the Bible as it relates to romance before marriage. Continue reading

Is God Calling You to Train Biblical Counselors Overseas? Questions and Answers About the OIC Missionary Training Conference 

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

The ministry of OIC really does reach around the world. Our representatives have served in more than 20 nations in 2017, conducting more than 30 biblical counseling training programs. More are scheduled for next year. So we are actively looking for folks to help us prepare biblical counseling trainers in the nations of the world. Are you interested in serving with OIC? Perhaps. But you may have some questions … Continue reading

Biblical Storm Tips after Harvey

Kevin Hurt

Kevin Hurt

As I’ve thought once again about Harvey, and previous storms both in the U.S. and around the world, I was reminded of the storms that hit all our lives, not just physical storms like in Houston, TX, but the spiritual storms — the ones the Bible tells us we can expect (John 16:33; James 1:2-4; 1 Pet. 4:12-19, etc.). Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 025 – Kike Torres

The BCC

The BCC

Pastor Kike Torres is lead pastor at Horizonte Querétaro as well as Founder and President of the Biblical Counseling Coalition in Mexico (consejero.org). In this interview Kike shares about his own testimony and introduction to biblical counseling as well as the exciting work God is doing through biblical counseling in Mexico and Latin America. Continue reading

Why I Wrote How Not to Raise an Addict

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Focus Publishing produced my booklet, How Not to Raise an Addict, to help parents to raise children that love God. Obviously, parents are not in control of their children’s hearts or their children’s decisions to follow Christ, but they can learn parenting skills that instill a humble, Christ-like mindset rather than an addicted one. Continue reading

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry Book Review

Nate Brooks

Nate Brooks

Heath Lambert is not naive as to the contrary position he’s espousing in A Theology of Biblical Counseling. The first words of the first chapter declare, “Counseling is a theological discipline. There. If you have continued to read beyond the first sentence, you have already completed the most controversial part of this book” (p. 11). The disagreement between integrationists and biblical counselors has always been largely jurisdictional. Continue reading

Grace Relations: The Answer to Global Racism

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Racial tensions are a global challenge. Beyond cursing the darkness the church must model an alternative. As biblical counselors, we must collaboratively create paths to loving communities within diverse global contexts torn by dysfunction. Continue reading

Germs and Worry: New Research!

Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges

As a physician in biblical counseling, I am sometimes asked about scientific articles that deal with counseling subjects. Usually the reason I am asked is that the article seems to contradict something the Bible says about the counseling problem. This week the subject was anxiety. The question usually is, if science discovers a cause for anxiety that is medical, how can it be a sin to worry? Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 024 – Michael Leister

The BCC

The BCC

This week’s episode features an interview with Michael Leister. Michael helps coordinate the Network of Biblical Soul Care in Germany and German speaking countries in Europe. Learn about what God is doing through this network of biblical counselors and what we might learn from them. Continue reading