In our suffering, we can often respond with much self-focus. If you’re like me when you get sick, you find it challenging to think about much else beyond, “Wow…I feel crummy and I don’t want to feel this way anymore.”  When life hurts, you have likely asked one or more of these questions: “Why?” “Why […]

“Have you ever read a passage of Scripture numerous times, only to read it again and have a particular insight capture your attention and stir up your affections for the first time? As we enter into another year, allow me to share a phrase packed with Gospel implications that call us to exemplify the worthiness […]

For many of us, it can be all too easy to agree with Solomon when he writes, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Eccl 1:2), and “All things are wearisome” (Eccl 1:8). We—like he—may consider all that happens in the world (or even just in our own lives) and conclude that there is only grief […]

. This is the second post in a two part series around mistakes new counselors often make. You can read part 1 of this series here. I have the privilege of training and supervising biblical counselors nearly every week. Working with those who disciple and minister as biblical counselors is a part of my pastoral […]

Editor’s note: If you haven’t yet, make sure you read Part 1 of this post! These two posts are the fourth installment in the series “Songs of the Heart” by Terry Enns, a collection of studies on the Psalms and Biblical Counseling. Other titles in this series include “One Thing” – Parts 1 and 2;  “Joy Comes […]

Editor’s note: Make sure you check back next week for Part 2 of this post! These two posts are the fourth installment in the series “Songs of the Heart” by Terry Enns, a collection of studies on the Psalms and Biblical Counseling. Other titles in this series include “One Thing” – Parts 1 and 2;  “Joy Comes […]

  The way I see it, turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana should probably go on record as Jesus’ most subtle miracle. Since this wasn’t his hour to be glorified, he didn’t want to make a big show. If his goal was to keep his gift to the bride and groom on […]

  What is God like? When answering this question, most of us think in terms of his justice, power, mercy, wisdom, immutability, eternality, and sovereignty. But we rarely (if ever) think of his impartiality. Yet the Bible makes it clear that “God shows no partiality” (Rom 2:11). We see this truth wonderfully displayed in Jesus. […]

  Editor’s note: This post is Part 2 of 2 that look at David’s experience with biblical confession in Psalm 32. Part 1 lays out the blessings & consequences at stake for the sinner considering confession. Here in Part 2, we see how David highlights three further realities of confession: what makes confession genuine; God’s hope for […]

  Editor’s note: This post is part 1 of 2 that look at David’s experience with biblical confession in Psalm 32. Two of five realities of confession are considered here:  the importance of remembering the joy that comes from confession & forgiveness, and the consequences that come from avoiding confession.    At least according to […]

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