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August 19, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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August 13, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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August 12, 2013 - CCEF - Blog Post

Glenside, PAMonday, August 12, 2013 After twelve years of service, six of these as our Executive Director, Dr. Tim Lane has resigned from CCEF. Dr. David Powlison has been appointed as CCEF's new Executive Director.  Dr. Powlison has been a leading voice in biblical counseling for nearly 30 years as an author, counselor, and professor. He has written numerous articles on counseling and ministry. His books include Seeing with New Eyes and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. 

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August 05, 2013 - CCEF - Blog Post

We want to introduce you to CCEF students who are carrying out the mission of CCEF in the local church. We share these to encourage you with the stories and work of those who similarly serve behind the scenes in church life and minstry. This is an interview with ruling elder George Koontz. Can you tell us about your ministry role?

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July 26, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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July 17, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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July 10, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

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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