I am excited for the launch of my new book tomorrow: Money, Debt, and Finances: Critical Questions and Answers! The subject of money and finances is one that I am particularly interested in. The Bible has so much to say about our money, what to do with it and the troubles that come with it, […]
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I am very excited about the release of my new book in which I seek to provide biblically based and theologically grounded answers to over forty important practical questions about financial issues. This book can be used as a reference in which the reader can look up particular questions or some may enjoy reading straight […]
A few years ago, I wrote two blogs expressing concern that biblical counselors need to approach the very sensitive and important issue of abuse in a scripturally balanced way. You can find Part One here and Part Two here. I began the previous blogs with an acknowledgment that the church and biblical counselors have often […]
Parents of prodigals spend many agonizing hours asking themselves, “Why did my child rebel? Is it because I was a bad parent? Is it because my child got in with the wrong crowd?” Sometimes we may even ask God, “Why don’t you do something to bring my child back?” The problem of wayward children is […]
For the past several months, the attention of the world has been focused upon the health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which tens of millions of people have been infected and hundreds of thousands have died. We pray that our political leaders will govern wisely and that doctors and scientists will be able to […]
During the COVID crisis, restrictions have been put in place which have sometimes kept people apart for the purpose of safety. For counseling cases in which there has been marital abuse the victim often must be separated from the abuser for the sake of safety. During this time, we counsel the abuser separate from the […]
There has been much debate about the appropriate use of common grace wisdom in faithful biblical counseling. As a counseling professor who affirms the sufficiency of Scriptural wisdom to help people with their spiritual needs, I have struggled to develop a clear way of explaining which use of extra-biblical information and wisdom is faithful to […]
How do we counsel people who can’t make ends meet, have lost their jobs, or are overwhelmed with debt? This session will seek to answer some of the most common questions about finances and money management from a biblical perspective.
People often do not realize the weight of their words, and careless words have crushed many souls. This workshop will examine biblical categories of caring speech, and how we can help foster it in our own lives and in the lives of our counselees.
The Bible describes both legitimate and illegitimate ways to gain wealth. This session lays forth a biblical theology of diligent and skilled work in contrast to the sluggard’s whims. It also puts to rest some common money myths related to gaining money.