Ed Welch

Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Nov 19, 2013

An update on my own fears.[1]  A few months ago, I had a panic attack. Its appetite continues to be insatiable. More, more! Fears love to keep encroaching into everyday life. It’s as if a black hole lives inside of you. Life and even sleep are sucked into it.

Here are some things that have helped and some things I am learning.

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Ed Welch  - Event  - Nov 15, 2013

SEMBEQ, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Ed Welch  - Event  - Nov 15, 2013

The Resurgence Training Center, Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Nov 07, 2013

Human beings have a complex inner life of motives and intentions. If we ignore them, we won’t understand people. But sometimes—we just don’t care about people’s motives. 

But I didn’t mean to…

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Oct 29, 2013

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Rom 12:12)

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Oct 23, 2013

As a counselor, I have often wanted to personally taste the difficult experiences of others. I know that sometimes people want to talk to a person who has “been there”—who has experienced what they are struggling with.  That’s why I have wanted to taste schizophrenia, quadriplegia, particular physical pain, mania, and most anything foreign to me that I have witnessed in others. Just a taste, of course.

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Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Oct 16, 2013

When we help each other, we listen. That is natural in close relationships and it is easy. Could anything be more basic? But, like all other aspects of godly wisdom, listening takes a lifetime to master. We can all do it, but we all want to do it better. This breakout session will draw out one aspect of listening—there are times when we help best by slowing down the person’s telling of the story and getting details.

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Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Oct 16, 2013

There are so many images that we can reflect as we care for one another – prophet, priest, king, servant, shepherd, and many others. They are all in Scripture, and they all have their place. As we end the conference we will choose the image of friend as a way to both summarize where we have been and set a course for where we are going.

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Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Oct 16, 2013

“Fix your thoughts on Jesus” (Heb.3:1). No matter the topic, this is where we want to land. What does this relational core look like in the life of Jesus? Scripture brings together some of his teachings in places like the Sermon on the Mount, but when the Gospel writers had to condense Jesus’ life so it didn’t fill up all the world’s libraries, they were drawn especially to his personal interactions with people.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Oct 02, 2013

The worst pain is pain that seems outside the reach of Scripture. It is one thing to go through hardships; it is something much worse to go through hardships when Scripture seems silent—when God seems silent. We end up imposing the worst interpretation possible on the hardship, instead of seeing how our suffering is gathered into Scripture’s story of human experience.

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