Addictions and Practical Theology (Welch)

Some years ago Edward Welch wrote a helpful book on addictions called Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel. To be sure, there are many and various dynamics of addiction. One book is not going to be able to address every aspect or angle of addiction. But Welch's… Continue reading Addictions and Practical Theology (Welch)

Addictions, Grace, and the Church

I appreciated the article by Tim Lane in the recent Journal of Biblical Counseling: Godly Intoxication: The Church Can Minister to Addicts.  Christian churches should be places where addicts (and other sinners!) can go to hear the gospel of forgiveness preached all the time.  Many people today struggle with all sorts of addictions - from drugs… Continue reading Addictions, Grace, and the Church

Fighting Sin(ful Habits)

 Tim Chester's You Can Change is a great help for the Christian battling sin and sinful habits.  For me, it was sort of like all of my favorite biblical counseling books in one.  It is theologically sound, biblical, and very practical for the daily struggle we call sanctification.  To be honest, as I think about it again,… Continue reading Fighting Sin(ful Habits)


Ed Welch wrote a great book on addictions - with that title: Addictions, A Banquet in the Grave (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2001).  This book is a must-read for pastors, elders, and others who are involved in teaching, counseling, and leading God's people.  Those who have faced (or do face!) an addiction or an addict will want… Continue reading Addictions