Will God say to us and our churches, “Well done, thou good and faithful shepherds of the weak and sick”? Or, will God nouthetically confront us and our churches saying, “I am against you false shepherds who refuse to minister compassionately to my weak and sick sheep”?
It wasn’t in the medical doctors of the day where the mentally ill found compassionate care. It was in Luther. And how did Luther care like Christ?
How do we cultivate a gospel-centered culture of grace in our churches as we respond to sufferers struggling with deep, ongoing emotional distress?
Gospel-Centered Counseling might be one of the most complete philosophies of counseling I have ever read.
We learn to become effective biblical counselors by giving and receiving biblical counseling in community.
Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives by Robert Kellemen was by far the best book on biblical counseling I read in 2014.