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A Time for Choosing

Biblical Counseling, Southwestern Seminary, and Standing with the Weak, Oppressed, and Abused When I was in elementary school I lived with my alcoholic mother who regularly abused and neglected me and my twin brother. One afternoon I dropped some eggs on the floor, infuriating mom. She picked up a mop to...

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A Special Announcement

I want to share an important announcement with you about the future of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. I was elected as the Executive Director of our association in 2012. Since then it has been a delightful and a full six years. Together we worked to change the name...

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A Biblical View of Truth

National Geographic has become profoundly interested in moral issues lately. Earlier this year they did a cover story on transgenderism. Just a few weeks ago they released an issue with a cover story on the issue of truth-telling. Their interest in the latter seems related to all the talk about...

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Clarifying and Confessing

I woke up on Saturday morning to discover that I was—as my grandfather used to say—in the soup. A controversy was swirling, and I was in the center. As I consider what is being said of me and my relationship with Eric Johnson I count three different issues.   1. The nature...

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Oil and Water: The Impossible Relationship between Evangelicalism and Reparative Therapy

PDF Version for Printing Introduction Reparative therapy is a counseling approach developed by secular psychologists to help people turn away from their struggles with homosexuality. It is a therapy that evangelicals must consider for at least two reasons.  First, few issues today have occupied a place in our cultural consciousness as large as...

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