Ed Welch

Ed Welch, Tim Lane  - JBC Article  - Jul 29, 2013

Even if you’ve never struggled with it yourself, in the course of pastoral ministry you will certainly talk with people who do struggle with the fear that they have committed the unpardonable sin. Tim Lane and Ed Welch give us different takes on the pastoral application of Jesus’ teaching about it. Because they consider different kinds of human struggles, they bring different questions to the passage. These differences may be helpful to your ministry, as pastoral application is never a one-size-fits-all proposition. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jul 26, 2013

Sometimes I go to secular psychology conferences, hear someone speak, and think, “I would be happy to bare my soul to that person. He seems to understand people and care about them.” 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jul 17, 2013

I asked a new friend how he came to know Jesus—always a great story.  He had been a searcher from his early teens and investigated the religions of his best friends. After hearing an apologist for one faith, my friend was stunned by the incoherence of the religion and the dearth of supporting evidence. When he raised his concerns, the apologist said, “You have to have faith.”

“How do you do that?”

“Just find that burning in the pit of your stomach.”

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Ed Welch  - Video  - Jul 17, 2013

Ed Welch sits down and talks about irrational fears. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jul 10, 2013

If you like words, I have a treat for you.

Since God uses words to communicate to us, we are interested in words in general and God’s words in particular. These two interests come together in the Psalms, where the psalmists took great care in handling words. Beautiful communication, they reasoned, should be communicated beautifully. As such, you can almost see them searching for just the right word, and they inevitably found it.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 28, 2013

Perhaps the hardest experience in the Christian life is to suffer and experience divine silence. It seems inconceivable. You lose a baby, you are shamefully victimized, or go through what feels like death itself, and you wonder, “Where is God? How could he be silent, distant or idly watching when this is happening?” If even bad fathers do something when their kids are being abused, why would the Good Father let us go through such turmoil without a peep?

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Ed Welch, Myriam Hertzog, Winston Smith  - Podcast  - Jun 14, 2013

In this podcast Winston and Myriam sit down with Ed Welch. They answer the question, " Is "Why?" a biblical question? They also discuss how we should respond to tragedy.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 14, 2013

We live in an era where personal identity is of great importance to us. Perhaps we simply don’t know who we are. We are like victims of amnesia who are lost and always searching for our ‘true’ identity—or perhaps we are looking for an upgrade. We seek meaningful self-definition in our jobs, our relationships, our hobbies, and (sometimes) in Jesus. Whatever the reason, we listen when someone speaks about identity.

There are a number of ways to approach the ‘Who am I’ question. A useful way is to change the question just slightly from:

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 11, 2013

There aren’t many books that walk you through the question: What should I do when I am planning to sin again? All Scripture, of course, is about this question because we all know we will sin again, but there are two patterns that are especially precarious.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 03, 2013

The DSM V has arrived, and the world is largely unchanged. The new iteration opts for the status quo, which is what happens when you have to please those with competing agendas. If you are looking for something more dramatic you will have to wait another decade for the DSM VI.

For biblical counselors, an overarching principle still applies: psychiatric diagnoses can open our eyes to see real human struggles, and these same diagnoses can distract us from Scripture’s insights and spiritual causes or contributions.

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