15:14 Ep. 021 – Josh Stephens

The BCC

The BCC

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

Are You Faithfully Protestant?

The BCC

The BCC

In October of 1517, Martin Luther began a recovery of the gospel of Jesus Christ that would change the world. In October of 2017, ACBC wants to invite you to join us at our Annual Conference as we celebrate, and as we continue, this Protestant Reformation. Continue reading

Meditating on God’s Enduring, Wise Word

Ken Long

Ken Long

A recent workshop on revival pressed me to think deeper about the place of Scripture memorization and meditation in the biblical counseling process. Professor John Woodbridge, Research Professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, spoke about common aspects that were regularly part of revivals. He co-authored the book, “A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir.” One aspect regularly found among people experiencing a revival was “daily Scripture-saturated living,” which includes “memorizing and meditating on Scripture.” Since this has been such an important, common aspect of revival, Professor Woodbridge was interested in knowing if any of the churches represented in the audience had intentional programs of Scripture memorization and meditation. I was able to affirm that our church did, since it is an essential part of our biblical counseling ministry. He and others expressed appreciation for the comment. Continue reading

Growing Compassionate Counsel Through Imagination

Curtis Solomon

Curtis Solomon

Compassion is one of my favorite words. The etymology of the word points to the basic meaning of “suffering together.” In Ephesians 4:32 the word that is sometimes translated “compassionate” can also be translated “tender-hearted.” We are called to have soft, tender hearts towards those we counsel. We are to enter into the suffering of the people we are seeking to minister to. We are to weep with those who are weeping (Rom. 12:15). But how do we do this with someone whose situation or struggle is completely foreign to us? My encouragement today: use your imagination. Continue reading

Three Important Goals for a Counselor’s Quiet Time

Darryl Burling

Darryl Burling

As anyone who ministers to others knows, our ability to biblically care for others flows from the Lord’s work in our own hearts. Our ability to help others who are struggling with sin and to deal with the concerns of our own lives is directly related to how we have allowed the Lord and His Word to challenge our sin and help us to lean on Him in the circumstances of life. Continue reading

If I Only Had More Time

Kevin Hurt

Kevin Hurt

A deadline is looming. You only have a few hours left until you need to submit the final version of a project. Your heart beats fast, your knees bounce . . . but you are still on Facebook, doing last minute research, or replying to an urgent email as you rush toward that deadline. You, my friend, need better time management skills. Continue reading

Keeping our Counseling Biblical – Part Two

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

In the previous blog we addressed the tendency to drift from biblical counseling to pragmatism and attempts to help people in difficult seasons. I have found that having some reminders to keep me clear-headed and heart-focused in biblical counseling is essential to help keep my counsel biblical. Here are four more reminders that help me stay faithful to the practice of biblical counseling. Continue reading

Keeping Our Counseling Biblical – Part 1

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

I’ll admit it. There are times in my life where counseling gets confusing. The struggles people face as they come into my office can be complicated and daunting to address. People want real help and I want to give it to them. When problems are so immense and change is so hard, I can find myself subtly drifting away from sound biblical counseling towards practical answers and moral pep talks just to keep people moving in a positive direction. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 011 – Jeremy Pierre

The BCC

The BCC

This episode of 15:14 features Dr. Jeremy Pierre who serves on the Board of Directors for the BCC. Dr. Pierre is Dean of Students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as Associate Professor and Chair of the Biblical Counseling Department. In addition, he serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church. In this episode, Dr. Pierre shares the value and importance of the academic side of the biblical counseling movement. Continue reading