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Ep. 339 What Is the Difference between Christian and Biblical Counseling?

Ep. 339 What Is the Difference Between Christian and Biblical Counseling

Shows Main Idea – Rick answers two questions in this episode. First, what is the difference between Christian counseling and biblical counseling? And do you have any updates on the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) debacle from 2018? Understanding counseling and counseling movements are… Continue Reading …

Ep. 273 A Few Thoughts about My History with Jay Adams

Ep. 273 A Few Thoughts about My History with Jay Adams

Shows Main Idea – Jay Adams is the father of the biblical counseling movement. Every person who does biblical counseling today owes a debt of gratitude to Jay. He was the person the Lord chose to raise the flag of discipleship practices in the modern… Continue Reading …

Ep. 266 When Biblical Counselors Don’t Act like Biblical Counselors

Ep. 266 When Biblical Counselors Don't Act Like Biblical Counselors

Shows Main Idea – I recently posted a few concerns about the Duluth Model Power and Control Wheel in response to a biblical counselor who asked. This biblical counselor was okay with the critique and shared similar concerns. I then posted my concerns on the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 254 The Repercussions of Being a Certified Biblical Counselor

Ep. 254 The Repercussions of Being a Certified Biblical Counselor

Shows Main Idea – Test yourself: when you think of a certified biblical counselor, what comes to mind? The more direct question is, do you believe a certified biblical counselor is a skilled counselor? Within the biblical counseling world, there are options for a person… Continue Reading …

Ep. 241 What If I’m Not Smart Enough to Do Biblical Counseling?

Ep. 241 What If I'm Not Smart Enough to Do Biblical Counseling?

Show’s Main Idea – One of our students read one of our books in our Mastermind Program, and begin to wonder if he had the necessary IQ to do biblical counseling. The book is heady and requires a high level of reflective thinking to grasp… Continue Reading …

Ep. 238 The Battle over Naming Our Problems and Providing Answers

Ep. 238 The Battle Over Naming Our Problems and Providing Answers

Show’s Main Idea – Our problems are real. No reasonable person would argue this point. There are objective measures and observations that any rational and observant individual can make about a person or an issue. The tension comes when you give someone, who describes the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 235 Is It a Good Idea to Expect Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Ep. 235 Will You Stop Expecting Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Shows Main Idea – Should pastors have the skillset to do biblical counseling? I’m talking about an ability to care for all people in any situation, no matter the degree of difficulty. Though everyone can disciple and pastors should be able to do it better… Continue Reading …

Ep. 230 When the Integrationist and Biblical Counselor Are Right

Ep. 230 When the Integrationist and Biblical Counselor Are Right

Shows Main Idea – A Supporting Member asked, How do I see Christ as so glorious that meeting my own needs fade? How do I help someone else put their needs in perspective? In my big hurts, I have tried meditating on Christ and His… Continue Reading …

Ep. 219 Peeking Behind the Scenes of Our Transformative Training

Ep. 219 Peeking Behind the Scenes of Our Transformative Training

Shows Main Idea – Our Mastermind Program is somewhat unique when it comes to training in biblical counseling. I say this because our program is not just an informational, academic curriculum. It is transformational for the student, which translates into more effective soul care for… Continue Reading …

Ep. 193 Our 12-Step Program Could Change Your Life Forever

Shows Main Idea – Our all-online Mastermind Program is not what you think it is. Perhaps you believe it’s to teach you how to counsel biblically. Maybe you think it’s to help you to be a better person. Both of those things are true, but… Continue Reading …