Why I Wrote Sipping Saltwater

Steve Hoppe

Steve Hoppe

Another book on idolatry? What’s the point? Hasn’t the topic been exhausted? No way. In this post, Steve Hoppe tells why he decided to add to the library of Christian books covering the topic of idolatry. And the answer might not be what you were expecting… Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 029 – Greg Gifford

The BCC

The BCC

Greg Gifford is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. In this episode of 15:14, Curtis interviews Greg about his new book Helping Your Family Through PTSD. Continue reading

Rejoicing Is a Safeguard

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

Our culture encourages us to pursue joy. We are increasingly becoming aware of the many benefits of gratitude and joy. The Bible also encourages us to pursue joy but grounds that pursuit in the reality of God. A striking example of this is in Philippians 3:1, where we see that rejoicing in the Lord is a safeguard for us. But how exactly is rejoicing a safeguard? Continue reading

Counseling Galatians: Why Does It Appear We Experience So Little Freedom In the Christian Life?

David Robinson

David Robinson

Freedom is a powerful word which evokes great hope and joy in the heart of the believer. Imagine, we are freed to be free! We imagine our freedom will be experienced in the same way God’s people experienced deliverance from Egypt. We hope for the same ‘walk through the sea on dry ground’ moment, leaving behind our enemies of addiction, shame, guilt, and suffering. However, at least experientially, freedom seems to promise so much but deliver so little. Continue reading

Helping Churches to Better Handle Cases of Abuse

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

While church leaders should do all they can to restore broken marriages, they sometimes fail victims of abuse by not offering them the protection and support they need. When we learn of cases of abuse, we need to be proactive in confronting the guilty party and compassionate as we seek to help and protect victims. Continue reading

Basics for Discipleship in Suffering

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee

Talking to someone who is suffering can be disorienting. The person’s emotions and interpretations rush at you. And the sufferer’s pain guarantees you will need to use great care as you interact. But there is opportunity in trials because they give direction and shape to discipleship. This particular trial and this specific suffering become the immediate context in which discipleship takes place. Here are three basics to remember when the opportunity comes. 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

Help to the Hurting: A Response to the Shooting in Las Vegas

The BCC

The BCC

When tragedy strikes human beings want many things. We want to find refuge from the horror. We want comfort. We want things to return to “normal.” We want answers, especially to the question, “Why?” As our nation reels in the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas we know these desires have risen in the hearts of many. Continue reading

Why I Wrote Anger and Stress Management God’s Way

Wayne Mack

Wayne Mack

Anger! Stress! These are two words that are used frequently in the course of our daily lives. They are so commonly used because they describe a very common phenomenon. Who of us has not been on the giving and receiving end of anger? Unfortunately, the same is true of stress. We all know people, or perhaps we are the people, who have been “stressed out.” Whether it’s anger or stress, we are all too familiar with the experience. Who of us has never observed or even been a participant in the devastating consequences of either of these two destroyers? Continue reading