Ed Welch

CCEF, David Powlison, Ed Welch, Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Mike Emlet, Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - Sep 26, 2013

7 General Sessions.
12 Breakout Sessions.

Includes: David Powlison, Ed Welch, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Mike Emlet, Winston Smith, and more.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Sep 23, 2013

It wasn’t exactly a house call. It was a nursing home call on an eighty-five year old who had talked to me about his depression a handful of times over the last few decades. He was there because the deacons of his church knew that he was not making it on his own and they, with great effort, organized his minimal finances and found him a place that seemed to be better than what he could afford.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Sep 10, 2013

Not Alone is the title of our conference in October, and since we have to actually speak at this conference, we have been talking about it in our CCEF faculty meetings. We are finding, as you would guess, that the topic is a doozy. 

Alone
Is there anything worse than isolation? Solitary confinement remains the worst punishment for an adult; time out is the worst for many children. Betrayal, ridicule, shame, gossip—their power is in how they distance us from others.

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Ed Welch  - Video  - Sep 03, 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. Ed responds to the question "How do I listen well as a friend?" in this short video.

Ed Welch will also be speaking on this topic at this year's national conference Not Alone: The Relational Core of Life and Counseling.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Aug 28, 2013

My familiarity with gratitude goes back to junior high. I knew and respected a young man who was about seven years older than me, and my parents were talking about him and his family.

My mom noticed this young man’s character too. “I asked his mother what she did [to raise such outstanding boys]. She told me, ‘I taught them to say thank you.’” She hoped, I think, that I was listening, and I was.

It was a small awakening for me. Character and thankfulness had intruded into my junior high world. No small feat, indeed.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Aug 19, 2013

When Christians get thrown into the fire, or go through an analogous horror, do they feel the pain as much as those who do not follow Jesus? 

Do Christians receive a mystical deliverance from suffering?

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Aug 13, 2013

As practical theologians, biblical counselors have always found James to be a kindred spirit. Pastoral, persuasive, practical—in a pinch, he is our guy. Since he peppers his letter with succinct aphorisms, he is memorable and easily quotable. One favorite quote is, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (1:19).

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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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