Issues in Biblical Counseling: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

  Editors Note: On Wednesday, Renee Hoskins (not ACBC certified) wrote a blog post expressing her concerns about recent criticisms of the 95 Theses. Today’s blog post offers a follow up from two seminary professors who are ACBC certified.     The field of biblical counseling has been the beneficiary of…

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Martin Luther, Pastoral Counseling, and Mental Illness

This vignette is one of many examples of how Luther encouraged his followers to reinterpret life by exegeting it from a gospel perspective. He cared for souls by promoting the curative attitude of spiritual insight into the redemptive meaning behind events and experiences: cure through looking at life through the lens of the cross of Christ.

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Hope for the Weary: Seeing the Light of Love in the Darkness of Dementia

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

There are certainly many, many illnesses that cause suffering and misery, but none like age-related dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s. These conditions slowly steal memories and abilities away from a person as the plaques and tangles make their way through the brain. Otherwise active, healthy people lose their ability to function in life. They first lose their short-term memory, then their long-term memories, then their ability to accomplish the most basic of tasks. They become, in many ways, babies in an adult body. Continue reading