At first blush, it looks as though we are told to be without defect or sin. That is not quite what the Lord had in mind when He spoke to His disciples. There is a difference between the command to grow and change into holiness and Christ-likeness (which is the point of being perfect as in Matt. 5:48) and perfectionism.Read More
Today, I’d like to talk with my friends who are in a formal biblical counseling role. While all of us are competent to counsel, and should be intentionally discipling others, the biblical counselor who serves her church and community vocationally is who I’d like to chat with today. I’ve been doing some thinking lately about how I’m handling this role, and thought I might share with you some questions to ask yourself as you reflect on what you’re doing.Read More
They were at loggerheads. It started off with a frustrated comment about a church member’s absence from the annual church meeting. When the guilt-trip did not have the desired impact, the conversation spiraled into accusations of being hard, selfish, and cruel. From being frustrated at the lack of attendance at a church meeting, the person now heard “you disappoint me.”Read More
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