Ed Welch

Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.

Ed Welch, Ellen Dykas, John Piper , Winston Smith  - Book  - Jul 25, 2014
Over the decades, the JBC has published more than 1000 articles. With so much content that explores ministry and life, it can be hard to know where to begin. This “Must Read” series provides carefully selected articles on key issues as an entryway into those decades of content.
 
This issue on relationships explores the biblical vision of the significance of human relationships, and examines how Scripture leads us in developing, shaping, and protecting meaningful relationships.
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David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Paul David Tripp, Winston Smith  - Book  - Jul 25, 2014
Over the decades, the JBC has published more than 1000 articles. With so much content that explores ministry and life, it can be hard to know where to begin. This “Must Read” series provides carefully selected articles on key issues as an entryway into those decades of content.
 
This issue on anger explores the features of anger, its effects on the individual and others, the way forward in the struggle, and practical help and applications for life and ministry.
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David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet  - Book  - Jul 25, 2014

Over the decades, the JBC has published more than 1000 articles. With so much content that explores ministry and life, it can be hard to know where to begin. This “Must Read” series provides carefully selected articles on key issues as an entryway into those decades of content.

This issue on redeeming psychology explores how Christian faith and scripture engage various psychologies and counseling models, and includes analysis of modern diagnoses and medications.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jul 22, 2014

When you try to engage someone who is silent, you do your best in a one-sided conversation. Then, with no response forthcoming, you move on to someone who will engage. Such is the experience of many who feel alone in their sufferings. They try to talk to God; they really try. But how long can they wait for nothing? So they adjust their expectations and figure out how to get by on their own. God exists, they believe, but he doesn’t involve himself in day-to-day human affairs.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jul 07, 2014

Since the beginning of the New Testament church, a contrast has been identified between grace and obedience, grace and law, or God’s work and our work. They are typically placed on opposite sides of a scale, and the pastoral task is to figure out how to strike the right balance between them. When in doubt, opt for fifty-fifty—that seems like a wise approach. Spend half your time talking about grace and the other half talking about obedience.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 30, 2014

When the wealthy young man could not quite give all his money away and follow Jesus, we are given a hard story (Matt. 19:16-22). Many of us have wondered what we would have done if Jesus asked us the same question. The story is always challenging. But the wealthy young man has recently been hijacked by someone new: the young man who is hoping to have sex…soon. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 16, 2014

I once thought that the psalms were sung by a fine choir in God’s throne room. Then I actually read them, and they sounded more like the words a street troubadour who encourages the participation of those around him. Now I find that they are simply spoken and sung everywhere: in the darkness of night, in the early morning, in all the details of everyday life. And there are a handful of psalms in which the psalmists speak to themselves. These are the ones I want to consider. There are times when we must learn to speak to ourselves. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - May 29, 2014

The ingredients of the psychological certainly exist. They are among the most important and interesting features of our inner life, which includes thought patterns, personality, emotions, and individual motivations. But is their conceptual holding tank—the psychological—a real and useful category, or is it unnecessary and unhelpful for understanding humanity? Is there a distinct part of us that is not spiritual and not biological—but psychological? I suggest that what we know as the psychological is an expression of our bodies and spirits.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - May 28, 2014

Travel expands us. We take in new sights, sounds and smells. We meet new people and make new friends. We see what the Spirit is doing in other parts of the world. But travel also makes us feel smaller. It is hard to be puffed up when you meet people more honorable than yourself and find that your cultural forms are not the only or right ones. These two features of travel were evident during a trip that Mike Emlet and I made, on behalf of CCEF, to partner with friends in India. 

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Ed Welch  - Video  - May 19, 2014

Ed Welch discusses how to counsel a person who is both a victim and a perpetrator.

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