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Any Christian Can Counsel. Are You Counseling?

One of the most significant unintended consequences of the biblical counseling movement is the idea that counseling is for a select number of Christians. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment on… Continue Reading …

Take the “Am I a Counselor?” Test

Biblical counseling has generally been part of a two-tier Christian system: those who can counsel and those who cannot. The average Biff, the pew sitter on Sunday morning would more than likely recommend a counselor to someone than offer counsel to them. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Which Do You Need for Your Maturity: a Bible or a Mentor?

Would it be better to have a Bible or a mentor? You could say my question is a trick question, though it is not meant to be one. The puzzle is intended to provoke you to think first, respond second, and discuss thoroughly. The obvious answer… 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 …

Interview with Pastor Mike Hawkins about Caring for Others

I interviewed my friend, Pastor Mike Hawkins about his life, pastoring, counseling, and how our ministry intersects with his on a day-to-day basis. I have known Mike for a few years, and we have been in the trenches with many counseling situations. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

If You Exported One Thing To Your Child, What Would It Be?

When your 3-year old turns 27-years old, and he can only have one takeaway from your parenting, what would you want him to retain? What is the one thing that is more important than all the rest? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Proactive Plan For Leadership Development In the Church

One of the most challenging situations in my counseling ministry is trying to place counselees in a long-term, “sanctification context” in their local churches where they may receive ongoing care from competent disciple-makers. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Two Ways to See If You Are in the Faith

The Apostle Paul was asking one of the most critical questions a Christian can ask another Christian–are you in the faith? How do you know? The real issue here is what does it mean to test yourself or to examine yourself and how do you… Continue Reading …

Ep. 171 Ministering to One Another Should be Supreme

Shows Main Idea – Rick preached this powerful message at Grace and Truth Community Church in Delaware. He was encouraging that body to be more intentional in their soul care endeavors. He said during the message that “the Bible calls you to live differently from… Continue Reading …

Discipleship Is Not Primarily about Changing Circumstances

Imagine the Apostle Paul coming to you with a thorn stuck in his flesh, metaphorically speaking, and wanting your help. What would be your primary goal as you try to serve Paul? Would you try to help him change his circumstances primarily, or would you… Continue Reading …