Forgiveness from the Heart

In American society, the heart usually means our emotions. Biblically, the term is much richer. Elyse Fitzpatrick’s book Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone shows that the heart consists of our mind (thoughts, beliefs, understandings, memories, judgments, conscience, and discernment), affections (longings, desires, feelings, imaginations, and...

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The Heartache of Rejected Counsel

Biblical counseling is difficult. If you’ve had any experience counseling others, you’ll know first-hand just how difficult it can be. We’re not the first generation of people who find biblical counseling or pastoral care difficult. Speaking of the difficulty of pastoral care, or of providing spiritual guidance, Gregory Nazianzen famously...

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