How do we help counselees appropriate the truth of their identities in Christ deeper into their hearts? This video discusses why some counselees resist the truth of what it means for them to be in Christ. It also provides an overall strategy for helping people overcome their resistance to accepting who they are in Christ.
In this video I discuss the three major views of anthropology for Christians. I discuss monism, trichotomy, and dichotomy. I also mention the implications that each of these views have on biblical counseling.
Here is a brief video articulating my take on the relationship between biblical counseling and spiritual warfare. It provides an overview of how I think biblical counselors should think about how to diagnose demonic activity in the lives of their counselees. It also provides a few suggestions in how to fight spiritual warfare.
Here is an introductory video that I shot for my Biblical Theology of Counseling course at Clarks Summit University. In this video, I discuss three ways of using Scripture to interpret psychological data in counseling:
Well, it finally happened today. The superhero of superhero movies opened. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice opened nationwide. My wife and oldest son saw it. They said it was a great movie. To be transparent, I am not interested in two superheroes facing off against one another. I grew up in a simpler time. […]
One of my seminary professors used to say, “All good theology is practical theology.” No where is this truer than in the discipline of counseling. Our theology answers the ultimate questions of life. It guides us to live our lives in the light of those answers. Thus, our theology will also influence how we […]
A friend sent me a copy of an article entitled Genetic Study Provides First-ever Insight into Biological Origin of Schizophrenia. My friend wanted to know what I thought about it as a biblical counselor. Are these findings good? Are they bad? Can a Christian worldview explain these findings? Before answering these questions, let me cast […]
Not long ago, I began posting articles on Medium. Medium is a wonderful place for people to express their ideas. That said, as a Christian, I couldn’t help but notice a particular theme in many of the articles. This theme is the injustice in the world. It often expresses itself in monologues exposing the cruelty […]
I am a writer because Jeff Goins said so. Even better, I am a writer because Jeff Goins said that I could say so. But, best of all, I am a writer because the Creator God created me as a creative being. And when I write, I am creating. When I write I am […]
I write this post from the Toronto International Airport. My mind is swirling with the lessons I learned this past week. My Christian Canadian friends have taught me one valuable lesson. They have taught me about true fellowship. True fellowship occurs through immersion. You must involve yourself in the life of another to experience […]