We all will die. Yesterday’s news was a tragic reminder to us all about the brevity and uncertainty of life. (Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and others were killed in a helicopter crash.) Amidst the reminders to live life to the fullest and to pull our loved ones tight, the book of Ecclesiastes shouts into the void with helpful insight.
Every year around this time, New Year’s resolutions are set. We often hear ourselves or others say things like “I want to lose weight, pray more, work out faithfully, or slow down to experience what’s most important. Some resolutions are kept, and others will likely be broken. However, this isn’t a post about how to keep your resolutions. This is a post … Read More
In Romans 1, life without God is described and we are reminded that all of us must give account to God for our lives. One of the key characteristics of those who live without acknowledging God in their lives is that they refuse to honor God and they refuse to thank him (Rom 1:21). This is certainly true of us … Read More
When a hurting person meets with a biblical counselor via video, the world opens. Counselees living in Topeka or Timbuktu, and every place in between, can receive the benefits of counseling by the Word and in the power of the Spirit, wherever they are. In fact, all that’s needed to “deliver” biblical counseling is the internet. And some 4.5 billion … Read More
One of the major blessings of biblical counseling is that it naturally brings a missional mindset. I love that. Strong churches are not content to allow those around them to hurt without seeking to compassionately care. I was training at one of our Launch partners in Long Island, NY and was thrilled to hear about their new plans to engage their community. … Read More
One of the more common questions we get asked when helping those with fear, worry, and anxiety is whether they should use anti-anxiety medication. At BCC, we often counsel those who have already been prescribed by a medical doctor and it is estimated that 8% percent of the US Population  takes some sort of anti-anxiety medicine. How should we … Read More
How do you answer a friend who is persistently fearful? Can you help them grow and make progress? In this article, Sherry Allchin walks through a biblical counseling process to examine fear in a wise way. Whether you are struggling with fear or walking with a friend who is stuck, you can learn some practical and biblical strategies to overcome fearful patterns of thought and action.
What I am writing about might be hard for some to read. Suicide is never an easy topic, especially if someone close to you has died by suicide. However, I am convinced that we need more and better conversations about suicide prevention, not less. This requires us all, and especially those of Christian faith, to think critically about the ways that we … Read More