There once was a time when I thought self-denial was noble and I marveled at the monastic life. However, looking back, I see a lot of selfishness in my motives. I wanted to deny self, not for God or others, but for my own sake; to make myself better. Below, Warfield calls us to pattern our … More Not to Deny Self, but to Be Like Christ
To quote the humble Dr. David Powlison: “In a nutshell: human beings are meant to find God, the One who is worthy of all esteem. It is God who is worthy. It is He who is to be loved and adored; it is He who is to be esteemed and honored. Even in the language … More No Self-Esteem? That’s good!
It’s about time, since I’m going to graduate next month (ow ow)! This was an easy peezy, short, and fun paper due today! The task was to share a non-scriptural resource that has impacted our lives and could be used in a counseling context. In fact, a blog post I wrote back in 2011 called “Jesus Everywhere” inspired … More Posting My First Paper!
My friend at Westminster recently created his own tumblr called “Calvin Would Be Proud.” I wanted to share it with you, beloveds, to give you a slice of my life here at Westminster Theological Seminary. I, myself, don’t get everything he says, but many of the counseling ones ring true to me. And his most … More A Window Into My Westminster World
I can’t describe the practical outpouring of LOVE better than this. “Do you feel more loved when God makes much of you or do you feel more loved when God, at the cost of His Son, enables you to enjoy making much of Him forever? . . . Love is doing whatever you have to … More My Besetting Sin: “Make Much of Me!”
I think it’s about time I share my musings on the 2012 CCEF National Conference on Guilt and Shame! I’m still processing all of it, but I’ll let you in on what I’m chewing on. I delighted in the conference so much. The whole trip actually. We stayed at a house on Lookout Mountain, and … More A Chattanoogan Adventure at the CCEF Conference
There’s still time to sign up for this year’s CCEF 2012 National Conference in Chattanooga, TN. This year it’s on Guilt and Shame…it’s gonna be good folks! “Have you ever felt shame? Struggled with a lingering sense of guilt? Do you know someone who wrestles with relentless feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt? Have you ever been … More Guilt n’ Shame, Shame n’ Guilt
This reminds me of past conversations on liturgy and “faking it till you make it” with Dr. Davis. It’s encouraging as I begin this counseling internship. “What is the good of pretending to be what you are not? Well, even on the human level, you know there are two kinds of pretending. There is a … More Learning by Doing
From David Powlison’s The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context: “Here is the inescapable fact that we have in common: throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, the Bible-believing church has been woefully weak in the cure and care of souls. And Christ would have us do some serious maturing in individual and collective … More Cure of Souls (And The Modern Psychotherapies)
Thanks to Laur for this gem. We both love how his eyes light up and when the text appears at the end.