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When a Parachurch Ministry Tries to Run the Church

How much power should a parachurch organization have over a local church? Should a local church submit to a parachurch organization? When your parachurch ministry is interfering with a local church, where will you stand—with your ministry or the church? Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 202 The Reason I’m No Longer Part of the IABC

Shows Main Idea – The International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) is a counseling organization that began in 1988. I have been part of this organization, off and on, since about 2002. I am no longer associated with them, which I’m explaining why in this… Continue Reading …

Ep. 150 Kevin Hurt, Executive Director of IABC

Shows Main Idea – Rick Thomas sat down with Kevin Hurt, Executive Director of the IABC to talk about counseling, discipleship, the local church, and how to do soul care well. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 149 Interview with Brandi Huerta

Shows Main Idea – Brandi Huerta is the wife of Matthew and mother of Chelsee, Rachel, and Josiah. She lives on the plains of Colorado, where she is active in the women’s, children’s, and counseling ministries at Grace Bible Church. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 104 Rick Thomas – What It Means to Be Gospel-Centered

Shows Main Idea – In August 2017, Rick led a workshop at the International Association of Biblical Counselors national conference in Westminster, CO. You may listen to that workshop in this episode of Life Over Coffee podcast. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Ep. 103 Rick Thomas – Biblical Decision Making

Shows Main Idea – In August 2017, Rick Thomas did a workshop at the International Association of Biblical Counselors conference. You may listen to the lecture, plus download the notes. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 86 Steve Gallagher Interview With Pure Life Ministries

Shows Main Idea – I interviewed Steve Gallagher the founder and chairman of Pure Life Ministries. Steve is also a prolific writer, plus a certified biblical counselor with the International Association of Biblical Counselors. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 77 Ed Bulkley Interview with IABC

Shows Main Idea – Ed Bulkley is President for the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). This interview explores his heart for the church and counseling. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 76 Kevin Hurt Interview With IABC

Shows Main Idea – Kevin Hurt is Executive Vice President for the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). This interview explores his heart for the church and counseling, plus his activities and vision for IABC. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Ep. 69 Daniel Berger Interview on “Mental Illness” – Part One

Shows Main Idea – Dr. Daniel Berger has written five books on mental illness. These books are the best, most comprehensive, and readable treatments on the subject of mental illness from a Christian perspective. He demonstrates how ineffective secular psychology and psychiatry are in helping… Continue Reading …