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Biblical Counseling: What Makes It BIBLICAL?

Biblical Counseling: What makes it biblical? In this guest article written by Robert “Bob” Kellemen–counselor, professor, author, conference speaker, and pastor–he answers this question in light of a recent article in The Gospel Coalition, making comparisons to biblical preaching. My friend, David Murray, wrote a piece for The Gospel Coalition in 2012 that was recently…

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Reformation! Martin Luther, Gospel and Counseling

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the event that sparked the Protestant Reformation.  On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the wooden doors of a Roman Catholic church in Wittenberg, Germany. In his theses, Luther, a Catholic monk, attacked the church’s corruption and indulgences-for-sale system. Shares pastor Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel…

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Secret to Godly Counsel

A secret to great godly counsel begins with discerning whether the gospel guides and directs the counselee’s heart. It comes down to knowing and believing. Some folks know the gospel but don’t live according to their knowledge. They deny it by not living according to it. Check out Romans 1:21-22, 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and 4:3-4, and Luke 6:46.…