Category Archives: Counseling

Good & Angry (Book Review)

A few years ago, biblical counselor, author, and speaker David Powlison published a book called Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness (hereafter G&A).  I received my copy in the mail shortly after its publication, but it sat … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Heartsick King

There once was a king who neither feared God nor men.  However, he was rich, charming, and very clever.  On everything he set his heart to do, favor always rested upon him.  The king grew strong so that everything and … Continue reading

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Gender (Book Review)

For many years now I’ve been paying close attention to the onward push of gay rights in American culture.  It was sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s when something clicked for me.  Maybe it was something I heard … Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Catechism (Book Review)

Years ago, when I was preparing for pastoral ordination exams, the Westminster Shorter Catechism held my attention.  Over the course of about a year, if I recall correctly, reviewing those well-worn flash cards was my walking routine almost every day.  … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Gods (Book Review)

At this point, I can’t remember for certain the first time I came across the idea that idolatry is a sin still alive and well everywhere in the world.  Not just in developing or pagan countries.  Perhaps it was in … Continue reading

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Side By Side (Book Review)

This one is making its rounds in our church.  Home fellowship groups, weekly Bible studies, and discipleship relationships are using Ed Welch’s book Side By Side: Walking With Others in Wisdom and Love to learn the ABC’s of helping others.  … Continue reading

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Crazy Busy (Book Review)

“Hello, My Name is Busy.”  Anyone who begins a book on the problem of chronic busyness with a confession like that gets my attention!  Chances are, if you reading this you are feeling pretty busy.  Maybe even “crazy busy.”  Whenever … Continue reading

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