Biblical Counseling: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

October 2020 Recommended Reading

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of biblical counseling and how it impacts the life of the Christian and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer...

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp

Ted Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, is a thoughtful book written for parents with the aim to teach children about their need for the gospel so that they may live in response to the gospel. The means by which this is accomplished begins by teaching young...

From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective by Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott’s book, From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective, is a small, accessible book designed to help counselee’s identify sinful pride, repent of it, and replace it with God-centered humility. The book is an excerpt taken from Scott’s more-comprehensive...
The Goal of this Personal Ministry We Call “Biblical Counseling”

The Goal of this Personal Ministry We Call “Biblical Counseling”

The Lord of the Church is at work. Jesus Christ is building His Church. However, He is not only building His Church, He is also making her holy—a work that He will not stop performing until she is blameless: “…Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,...

Musings Of A Preaching Biblical Counselor

Musings Of A Preaching Biblical Counselor

If you’re anything like me, you can look back on your walk with the Lord and note what I call “high water mark" moments. These are times when my life was changed (sometimes radically) due to a new realization about the Word of God that I was previously unaware of....

How to Equip Yourself to Counsel Biblically

How to Equip Yourself to Counsel Biblically

“For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel” (Ezra 7:10). After 70 years in exile, when Israel was returning to Judah, Ezra was charged with re-establishing the interpretation and...

Biblical Counseling, the Church, and Church Discipline

Biblical Counseling, the Church, and Church Discipline

As a pastor, I love one of David Powlison’s definitions of biblical counseling: Counseling is one part of the overall ministry of Christ that meets us publicly, privately, and interpersonally…biblical counseling is part of the interpersonal ministry of the Word. God...

Establishing A Biblical Counseling Ministry from Scratch

Establishing A Biblical Counseling Ministry from Scratch

You are excited about Biblical counseling! Perhaps you were exposed to Biblical counseling at a conference you attended. Perhaps you or a loved one received Biblical counseling and found peace, hope, and joy through the careful study and application of God’s word....