Ed Welch

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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David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Tim Lane, Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - May 22, 2013

Coldness, indifference, boredom, and distance create hopelessness in marriage. The world offers tips to "relight the fire"; but the living God, far more deeply, restores a genuine love.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - May 22, 2013

Scripture reveals things we try to hide. When we see these things clearly, it is an occasion for thankfulness and humility.  

The occasion this time was a comment we heard from Adelaide, my two-year-old granddaughter. While the adults were talking around the dinner table, she was in the adjacent room when we heard her say, “I did wrong. You can’t see me.” When we investigated, we saw no obvious wrong and assumed she was remembering an event from earlier in the day. With no egregious sin to consider with her, I reflected on her spiritual instincts.

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Ed Welch  - JBC Article  - May 20, 2013

“Are You Feeling Inadequate?” is a pastoral letter from Ed Welch to biblical counselors. Certain stock criticisms of biblical counseling occur and recur. Welch puts his finger on the key criticisms and offers clarifying answers. He encourages pastoral counselors and bids to improve the conversation with more clinically-oriented Christian counselors.

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