TIL 126 : Truth in Love Live (Special Edition)

On this special edition of Truth in Love LIVE at the ACBC 2018 Annual Conference, Heath Lambert answers live questions from the viewers. 2017 ACBC Truth In Love Live from ACBC on Vimeo. For more podcasts like this one, visit our podcast page. You can watch this podcast on video here.     2017 ACBC Annual Conference...

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95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling

After Darkness, Light: Christians and Counseling in the Twenty-First Century

Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in October 1517. He was concerned that the Roman Catholic practice of indulgences undermined Scripture and its teaching on grace and genuine repentance. His act would spark a Reformation that witnessed a recovery of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I have a similar concern for the recovery of the gospel. I fear that after more than a century of the influence of secular therapy, the Christian witness to the grace of Jesus Christ has been diluted in the crucial ministry of counseling. Luther intended his Theses to spark a debate that the faithful needed to have about how the good news of Jesus Christ related to a critical area of church practice. My intent is similar in offering these 95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling. I believe the church today must have the same kind of debate about grace with respect to counseling that Luther wanted to have in his day with respect to indulgences.

And so I offer these theses for the purpose of debate. But they are also offered with a prayer. My prayer is that the spirit of the Reformers to recover the emphasis on divine grace in their day would be the commitment that Christians would have today regarding counseling.


95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling – Heath Lambert 

2016 Counseling Book of the Year

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors has chosen the 2016 biblical counseling book of the year. The winner was selected by a vote of our certified counselors. Winner:  A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry Since the beginning of the biblical counseling movement in 1970, biblical counselors have argued...

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