I'm enjoying this book on counseling: Redemption by Mike Wilkerson (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011). In it, Wilkerson explains how the gospel kills our idols and heals our wounds.  I appreciate this book because it shows first of all that people really deal with some terrible suffering and secondly it shows that the redemption Jesus accomplished has everything to do with our wounds,… Continue reading Redemption

Biblical Application

   I recently read through CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet by Mike Emlet.  I'm always interested in books that talk about biblical application.  This one is solid: Emlet has a good grasp of redemptive history and biblical counseling.  He spends quite a few pages discussing how the Bible is the account of a grand… Continue reading Biblical Application

Making Decisions Biblically

One thing in the Christian faith that amazes me is how often my decision-making process is straight up unbiblical.  I've talked about this with other Christians recently, and they admit the same.  How often do I (we?) make difficult choices with a quick prayer, ultimately doing what will benefit me (us?) the most?  After contemplating this and recently working… Continue reading Making Decisions Biblically

The Church and Sexual Intimacy

 While studying the 7th commandment, I read Paul Tripp's Teens and Sex: How Should We Teach Them? (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2000).  This is one of those great little booklets in the Resources for Changing Lives series (excellent pamphlets to put in your church library or to buy, read, and let others borrow).  In this one on Christian sexuality, Tripp points… Continue reading The Church and Sexual Intimacy