Many people are surprised, if not shocked, at how comforting Luther was in his writings. They picture Luther as the bold Reformer. These 15 quotes remind us that alongside Luther’s boldness was another side—the tender pastoral shepherd.
When you or your family members are grieving over one of life’s many losses, where can you turn for hope and help? God’s Healing for Life’s Losses On Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, I will be presenting a seminar on God’s Healing for Life’s Losses. The seminar will
A Word from Bob: In a recent post, we shared about grace narratives and weaving truth into life. You can learn about that at Hoping When All Hope Seems Lost. Grace Math… Healing wounds requires grace narratives and grace math. Grace math teaches us that: Present suffering + God’s character = Future glory. The equation
A Word from Bob: David Jenkins of Equipping You in Grace interviewed me on his podcast about Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives. You can go to Dave’s site to listen to the podcast interview here. You can read the manuscript of the interview here: What Is Gospel-Centered Counseling? Here are a few of the topics you
I’ve started working on book 14: Martin Luther’s Pastoral Counseling: Counseling Under the Cross. In my previous post, I shared snippets from chapter 5: Gospel-Centered Comfort for Suffering. Today, I’m offering a taste of chapter 7: Christ’s Medicine for Suffering. Counsel of the Word In 1523, two Augustinian friars, Henry Vos and John van den
Counseling competence without Christlike Character is like one corpse practicing cosmetic surgery on another corpse.