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

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

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Musings of a French-Canadian Biblical Counselor: Biblical Counseling and the Concept of Integration

Matthieu Caron

Allow me in this blog to share with you some thoughts and pondering about the issue of integration and integrationistic counseling. For the reader who might not be familiar with this philosophical issue, I would define integration as “an effort to redeem psychological systems through the Bible (filter) in order to develop tools (systems and techniques) useful for the Christian who counsels.” Continue reading

BCC Weekend Resource: Mental Illness and the Church

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

The BCC Weekend Resource

As the Body of Christ and as a biblical counseling movement, God calls us to respond compassionately and comprehensively to individuals (and their families) suffering with troubling emotions and thoughts. To minister Christ’s gospel of grace to people compassionately and comprehensively, we need to reflect biblically and historically (church history) on several interrelated questions. Continue reading

Mental Illness and the Church

The BCC

The BCC

At the 2014 Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference and at the 2015 Faith Biblical Counseling Training Conference, I presented on: Mental Illness and the Church: Developing a Compassionate and Comprehensive Biblical Counseling Response Here’s a summary of … Continue reading