Why Is Friendship So Hard?

Jonathan Holmes

Since the publication of The Company We Keep (TCWK), it’s been encouraging to see more being written on the topic of friendship here at the BCC. One of the ongoing questions I’ve received since writing TCWK is in regards to the difficulty of forming friendships in the church. Continue reading

4 Ingredients of Personal Ministry

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

4 Ingredients of Personal Ministry

Dr Paul Tripp defines personal ministry as: the “careful ministry of Christ and His Word to the struggles of heart that have been uncovered by good questions from a committed friend.” In this succinct definition, Dr Tripp gives us four of the key ingredients to effective personal ministry. This post considers each ingredient. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's Five To Live By 2012

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

Speaking Well

Jonathan Holmes

With the onslaught of technological ways to connect: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. it seems that people today are becoming less and less adept at being conversational with one another.  As counselors, it is no surprise that a major component of … Continue reading