Can Your Counselee See The Invisible?

Carol Cornish

Carol Cornish

Our culture is awash in materialism. Though many people give lip service to religion, and books about spirituality (whatever that is) soar to the top of bestseller lists, their day to day behaviors reveal a functional materialism. Rather than addressing a prevailing consumerist mindset, let’s consider how to help people who are stuck in knowledge that comes only from their physical senses. Continue reading

Do My Homework Assignments Rely on the Holy Spirit for Change?

Ken Long

Ken Long

In October, the reading of a BCC blog caused me to critically reexamine my counseling. “The Holy Spirit in Counseling: Our Great Advantage that is Often Overlooked” by Lee Lewis, pressed readers to make sure we were not “minimizing our need for the Holy Spirit” in our counseling. I admitted that my counseling has room for improvement but certainly not in this area! I distinctly remember the second chapter in Jay Adam’s Competent to Counsel entitled “The Holy Spirit and Counseling.” That’s good, but am I practicing what is in the chapter? Continue reading

The Holy Spirit in Counseling: Our Great Advantage that is Often Overlooked

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

The topic of the Holy Spirit is one that we tend to approach incorrectly. A dear friend of mine who is a pastor has always likened this misstep to the drunken uncle in the room at a family reunion. He is strange and awkward to deal with, so we feel better off just not interacting with him. The problem with this error is the fact that the Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead. Continue reading

Resources for Coping or Freedom from Slavery? Part Two

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Biblical counseling does not offer religious resources for coping with the problems of life. Rather, it offers a deep, decisive, and progressive freedom from the counterfeits of legalism (law-keeping) and license (law-breaking). We experience this freedom in Christ as we “crucify the flesh,” “keep in step with the Spirit” and “through love serve one another.” 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

How Does God Expect Us to Be Able to Change?: The Linchpin

Howard Eyrich

Howard Eyrich

How Does God Expect Us to Be Able to Change--The Linchpin

Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:13-21 now resides under the glass at my counseling desk. It has been become my daily reminder to humbly seek God asking both for wisdom for myself and the work of the Holy Spirit in my counselees’ lives even as Paul prayed for this Ephesian church. If the apostle Paul desired and needed to pray this prayer, then certainly I do. Continue reading

Supernatural Counselling

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

Supernatural Counselling

Psycho-spiritual transformation is supernatural—fuelled by God’s Spirit. Therefore, authentically biblical counseling must also be supernatural (Spirit-dependent). Continue reading