The Cost of of Following Jesus for Same Sex Attracted Christians

This summer while sharing the gospel on the beach with my friend Mara, we had an amazing conversation with a guy named Danny (I think that was his name) who identifies as gay. On our way back from the beach, discussing the conversation we had, I remember talking about our mutual desire for marriage (not… Read More The Cost of of Following Jesus for Same Sex Attracted Christians

Nouthetic Counseling, Reparative Therapy, and The Prosperity Gospel

The last time I wrote about nouthetic counseling, I discussed its foundations in anti-intellectualism. I compared the thought patterns behind the movement to the medieval Catholic Church. Well I can do one better. I didn’t want to pull all the punches in one post. How about showing how the nouthetic counseling is based upon the… Read More Nouthetic Counseling, Reparative Therapy, and The Prosperity Gospel

It’s National Suicide Prevention Week and Evangelicals are Nowhere to be Found

Here are some sad statistics. 121 million people worldwide struggle with depression. Suicide accounts for 49.1% of violent deaths (compared to 18.6% for war and 31.3% for homicide.) 5.8% of men and 9.5% of women will experience a depressive episode within any given year. (I have seen estimates that are much higher as well.) In… Read More It’s National Suicide Prevention Week and Evangelicals are Nowhere to be Found

Nouthetic Counseling, Fundamentalism, and Moldy Bread

Jay Adams is a rather polarizing figure. A lot of people love him, and some, like me, not that much. He is the pioneer in the nouthetic counseling movement and has contributed a lot to the rise in biblical counseling. According to the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling, “the aim of Nouthetic Counseling is… Read More Nouthetic Counseling, Fundamentalism, and Moldy Bread