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Ep. 372 Critical Response to Grudem’s New View on Abuse and Divorce

Ep. 372 Counter-Argument to Grudem's New View on Abuse and Divorce

Shows Main Idea – A pastor asked about an interview with Wayne Grudem and the “Quick to Listen” podcast crew from Christianity Today where Wayne talked about his newly discovered third reason for divorce, which is in abuse cases. I produced a video response for… Continue Reading …

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take on Abuse Cases

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take On Abuse Cases

Shows Main Idea – Abuse cases continue to rise in the world and evangelical church. Christians are not impervious to the disastrous effects of abuse or the mishandling of abuse cases. Every week our ministry hears a story or receives a request from the abused,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 349 Overview of How We Help Local Churches, Practically Speaking

Ep. 349 Overview of How We Help Local Churches, Practically Speaking

Shows Main Idea – We’re nearing the end of thity-five out of forty days on the road, mainly in the midwest. In this episode, Rick shares highlights and interesting perceptions from traveling, speaking, and engaging with the body of Christ in the midwest. You will… Continue Reading …

Ep. 338 Webinar: How to Identify Ruling Motives of the Heart

Ep. 338 Webinar How to Identify Ruling Motives of the Heart

Shows Main Idea – All of our sin patterns are rooted in our practical theology, at the level of our hearts, rather than in the behavioral patterns of our perceived problems. In this webinar, Rick takes you on a deep dive inside our idol factories,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 331 Webinar: The Dangerous Tension of a Victim’s Mentality

Ep. 331 Webinar The Dangerous Tension of a Victim's Mentality

Shows Main Idea – Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 317 The False Assurance of Knowing Something

Ep. 317 The False Assurance of Knowing Something

Shows Main Idea – It’s time for the biblical counseling movement to rethink our assurances about how we train and continue to educate biblical counselors. The old, standard strategy is to provide training, have the student complete fifty hours of counseling, reviewed remotely—typically—by a busy… Continue Reading …

Ep. 312 A Cancel Culture Manipulates Everyone to See Things as They Do

Ep. 312 A Cancel Culture Manipulates Everyone to See Things As They Do

Shows Main Idea – The cancel culture is a leaderless mob of like-minded activists who use manipulative tactics to browbeat everyone else into conforming to their dictates. Because there is no leader, it makes it hard to push against them. It’s an idea, worldview, presupposition,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 309 Could I Start a Ministry in a Church with a Different Vision?

Ep. 309 Could I Start a Ministry In a Church With a Different Vision_

Shows Main Idea – When you have a burden for a ministry in your church that is at odds with your church’s leadership’s vision for that local body, how should you proceed? Perhaps you see “doing church” differently, but your leaders do not hold your… Continue Reading …

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked me for advice on helping someone who has gone through some deep hurts in her life. The horrific events were patterns, not an isolated episode. When assisting a hurting person, you must marshall many biblical helpers because of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 294 What Is the Best Way to Start a Ministry Similar to Yours?

Ep. 294 What Is the Best Way to Start a Ministry Similar to Yours?

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked Rick for the best way to start a ministry like his. She was inspired to share the practical gospel of Christ with a hurting world. The current downward spiral of cultural and political climate is what’s motivating her.… Continue Reading …