15:14 Ep. 028 – Ernie Baker

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Dr. Ernie Baker is Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Florida. He is also Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University and a Biblical Counseling Coalition Council Board Member. Dr. Baker describes the difference between … Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 024 – Michael Leister

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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

15:14 Ep. 023 – Garrett Higbee

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Curtis interviews Garrett Higbee, former Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition about his new ministry roles. Dr. Higbee shares about 12 Stones ministry and what a retreat there entails as well as his service consulting churches on developing soul care ministry. Continue reading

Reclaimed Hope

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Vision of Hope (VOH) is a residential program for women ages 14 and older struggling with eating disorders, addiction issues of all types, self-harm habits, and unplanned pregnancies. With loving pastoral oversight and church family support based upon relationship-building among residents and church members, VOH is intricately woven into the fabric of Faith Church. A few years ago, VOH launched an “upcycling” thrift store called Reclaimed Hope. Some spiritual metaphors of the thrift store and the program itself come to mind. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 021 – Josh Stephens

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Josh Stephens is Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Alliance. Find out about how the BC Alliance started and what they are doing. Josh will also demonstrate great resources from their online resource center that are available to members of the BC Alliance. Continue reading

No Time for Widows?

Carol Cornish

Carol Cornish

According to the Scriptures, taking care of widows is a big deal. But in a culture obsessed with youth, it sometimes seems that ministry to widows has been pushed to the periphery. How can this be changed and what does it look like to really care for widows? Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 016 – Ellen Castillo

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Our guest on this week’s episode of 15:14 is Ellen Castillo the Founder and Executive Director of Word of Hope Ministries in Santa Maria, CA. Listen in as Curtis asks Ellen to share about a variety of issues including the isolation many biblical counselors experience in their ministry, navigating the relationship with your church in parachurch ministry and using art to get teens to open up in counseling. Continue reading

Hope for Troubled Marriages

Brenda Pauken

Brenda Pauken

Couples sometimes enter marriage counseling already feeling defeated. Years, or even decades, of marital miscommunication, discord, and disappointment have taken their toll. How can we instill hope in couples who have so little? Continue reading

A Gospel-Driven Approach to Using Proverbs in Counseling

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Proverbs is a well-known book of the Bible. Proverbs is also a book that causes different reactions among Christians ministers. The reactions range between a “love it” or “ignore it” relationship with Proverbs. Some preachers try to avoid preaching from Proverbs (ignore it). On the other hand, counselors cannot wait to go to Proverbs. The book of Proverbs looks like a collection of practical tips for life that makes preaching so hard and counseling so easy. However, it seems that both can get it wrong. Continue reading