Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving Week Current Events—little or nothing in the morning news for which to be thankful. Colorado LBGQ+ night clubs shooting leaves five dead Deadly earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia Obama to campaign for Warnock before runoff Teams nix World Cup anti-discrimination … Continue reading

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Matthew Becomes a Soundbite Reporter

Matthew 28 In keeping with the trajectory of his Gospel, the focus of Matthew is the launching of Messiah’s kingdom. From his lineage (1:1-18) to John’s announcement (3:2) to the baptism of Jesus and God the Father’s authentication (3:13-17) to … Continue reading

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Are Nazi Germany and the Gestapo Coming to America?

The Latest Trigger Event The leaked Dobbs decision, followed by the published decision, has brought a chorus singing a most likely tune with glee. Their first stanza teaches us that it would be un-American to charge doctors for criminal prosecution … Continue reading

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Social Media and Mental Health

Social Media and Mental Health1 Correlation or Causation Pick one of many studies that indicate a link between social media use and poorer mental health. And why would this be? Remembering that correlation does not equal causation, one must wonder … Continue reading

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Using New Testament Narratives to Give Hope

The Need In one of the first training classes I taught at CCEF, there was a newly appointed counseling pastor from a Baptist church in New Jersey. Stressing the importance of giving hope is now a strategic aspect of teaching … Continue reading

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Cultural Parallels

Ancient Israel, Culture, and Judgment Establishing Israel and A Moral Culture The nation of Israel was God’s specific covenanted community. They were His chosen people emanating from the loins of Abraham (Genesis 12 & 17). He led them into Egypt, … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty, Now and Tomorrow

A Vital Question Just what is the origin of religious liberty? In a recent speech, Justice Alito observed, “When the state signs on to protect religious liberty, it necessarily signs on to a particular conception of what it means to … Continue reading

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Judgment and Hope Then and Now

A Text Worth Considering Before you read this blog, invest five minutes in reading Ezekiel chapters four and five. Does Unhitching from the Old Testament Ring True? “Unhitch from the Old Testament,” declares a young evangelical pastor as he echoes … Continue reading

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Perspective on Our Age

My Personal Professional Perspective Living in our time, unique in its globalization and digital connectivity is filled with tension and anxiety. It is characterized by identity confusion and purposefulness. However, for the biblical counselor, this means the proliferation of opportunities. … Continue reading

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A Lesson from a Hero

A Lesson on Survival from a Hero And What It Takes to Win a Culture War History Is Important For his Independence Day blog, R. Albert Mohler, Jr, wrote a piece on the recently deceased, Hershel Williams, the last of … Continue reading

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