Autism Speaks

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

What exactly is autism? How did this happen to my child? What kind of help will they need? Will they ever go to school, have friends, get married, have a family, get a job? What is God doing? With rates of autism rising, counselors will be in a position to help parents struggling with these and other questions. This post will briefly consider issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and give initial direction for counsel. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 028 – Ernie Baker

The BCC

The BCC

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

Expertise and Experience Cannot Be Found in a Book

Michael Leister

Michael Leister

We can be very thankful for all the major biblical counseling books which have been translated into the German language and for the several training opportunities in biblical counseling here in my country. Two of the “main ingredients” to help the German church grow in this essential field of shepherding the human heart are pretty much in place. But there is something our country lacks when it comes to practicing biblical counseling, and that is expertise and experience. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 026 – Tim Allchin

The BCC

The BCC

This week’s episode of 15:14 is an interview with Dr. Tim Allchin. Dr. Allchin shares about the ministry of the Biblical Counseling Center which has been offering biblical counseling training since 1989. Dr. Allchin also discusses the experience of pursuing a doctor of ministry degree in biblical counseling.  Continue reading

Remembering the Attributes of God in Counseling

Sean Gould

Sean Gould

When I was in college, God used a number of means to help me grow as a young Christian. I was thankful to be part of a healthy church that preached God’s Word, I had many relationships with other Christian brothers and sisters that encouraged me forward, and I also came in contact with a good number of solid books which deepened my understanding of God and His ways. Perhaps the most impacting books I read in my early Christian years were books on the attributes of God. Charnock, Tozer, Packer, and Pink were all wise friends who gave me a fuller and more majestic view of God through their writings. 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

15:14 Ep. 023 – Garrett Higbee

The BCC

The BCC

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

No Greater Promise: Rooting Our Significance, Security, and Rest in the Covenant Formula, Part 2

Joshua Hayward

Joshua Hayward

Yesterday we discussed how most of our heart cravings can be placed into one (or a combination) of three categories: a craving for significance, security, and/or rest (“SSR” for short). We looked at God’s promise, “I will be your God and you will be my people” and how this promise culminates in the fulfillment of the believer’s longings for SSR. What does it look like to root these longings for SSR in whom God promises to be for us? Let me offer five diagnostic questions that will help us toward that end. Continue reading

No Greater Promise: Rooting Our Significance, Security, and Rest in the Covenant Formula, Part 1

Joshua Hayward

Joshua Hayward

More often than not, when I begin a counseling process with people I feel overwhelmed by the apparent complexities of the issues. “Where do I begin? Do I talk about this, or that? What do I need to focus on? There’s so much to address!”

It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but good biblical counselors understand the importance of going beneath the presenting problems and addressing the underlying heart cravings that are often the cause of the sense of complexity in any given situation. Continue reading