Ed and David sit down and talk about this year's conference compared to previous years.
I really enjoyed the new movie Inside Out. I confess that I assumed that it was simply a movie dealing in emotional stereotypes, which is what I saw featured in the previews. But while emotions do play a major role, the movie is about much more than that. Inside Out invites us to not only have a more nuanced understanding of emotions but to appreciate them in the context of personal growth, the nature of relationships, and the purposes of family. As a Christian, I found it
Winston answers the questions "What should I look for in a spouse?"
When fearful or anxious, we typically feel alone and think that God is silent, which is ironic given that he is just the opposite. In fact, Scripture—God’s communication to us—gushes with words and promises spoken to fearful and anxious people. Like a mother who keeps talking to her child during a long walk through a dark place in order to assure the child of her presence, so our Father says to us, “listen to my voice,” and he keeps talking and talking. Our
These are all tests.
- A woman wonders what would happen if she stopped calling someone from church. Would that person ever take the initiative to call her?
- A husband decides to stop saying “I love you” to his wife in order to discover how long it will take her to say, “I love you.”
- A woman who was meeting with her pastor at church for prayer and counsel now insists that the pastor meet her at her house. There is nothing sexual in
Ed Welch sits down and discusses the unpardonable sin.
To be depressed is to be entangled by death. That’s why I hate depression. Its victims have found themselves in death’s long shadow and there seems to be no escape. Pain, hopelessness, hellish torments, thoughts of suicide—these are the death rattles that inevitably accompany depression.
But depression never tells the entire story. It is, at least, myopic. It cannot see hope, so it claims that hope is absent, and it is wrong. Jesus has come and has conquered
Sometimes we at CCEF define ourselves by our goals. Our mission statement says that we are aiming to restore Christ to counseling and to restore counseling ministries to Christ’s churches. That’s a good goal. Other times we define ourselves by the things we do. We teach, counsel, speak, and write. Each of those ministries of the Word is important. But at the end of the day, I believe God