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December 04, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

A recent article targeted the movie industry for lagging behind television in its depiction of homosexual and lesbian heroes. No doubt there will be television and movie parity on this indicator in the next couple years. Articles like this offer us another occasion to consider how we think about such things. Here are a few thoughts.

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November 26, 2013 - Robyn Huck - Blog Post

There are times, actually many times, when I do not feel capable of doing what I’m called to do. I look at the day’s schedule of counseling and other commitments and say, “No, God, I can’t.” But as soon as I’ve brought him into the conversation, something changes. 

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November 19, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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November 07, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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October 29, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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

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October 23, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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October 02, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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