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May 07, 2013 - Mike Emlet - Blog Post

What is your response in life and ministry when things just don’t seem to change? When you labor and sweat and pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” and that prayer seemingly goes unanswered? When after meeting months with a struggling couple they decide to divorce? When your friend’s depressed son commits suicide? When a relationship ends without reconciliation? Are you surprised? Undone? Angry? Fearful? How are you tempted to react?

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May 01, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

Resistance seems like an odd thing: someone asks for counsel but then doesn’t listen to it. It sounds like a straightforward case of hard-heartedness. But there may be other reasons why counselees don’t listen. Here are two. 1. Counselors offer ill-suited counsel

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April 30, 2013 - Mike Emlet - Blog Post

In this series of posts I am reflecting on Zack Eswine’s recent book, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being. His thesis is that life and ministry is about apprenticing with Jesus to recover our humanity and to help others to do the same. He notes that too much of life and ministry is spent grasping after those things that only God himself possesses.

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April 25, 2013 - CCEF - Blog Post

What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life?  Is it a formula?  A set of rules? Or rather a relationship with Jesus Himself? Tim Lane, author of How People Change, will be speaking April 26-27, 2013 at Cross Point Community Church in Modesto, CA. Whether you are a pastor, lay counselor or simply desire to grow in Jesus, this conference is for you! Register here.

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April 22, 2013 - Mike Emlet - Blog Post

Sometimes a book grabs you by the scruff of your neck and shakes you around a bit. Or strikes a chord of kindred experience that stirs a poignant ache, a longing for something different. Zack Eswine’s fine book on being a pastor, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being (Crossway, 2012) is doing just that—and more—to me. This is an important book for anyone in ministry and I plan to riff off of some of his thoughts in a series of posts over the coming weeks. 

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April 22, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

The recent bombings at the Boston Marathon have been an echo of 9/11 for us.  Here is the humanity—the reflections of God—that we have witnessed. Anger

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April 22, 2013 - CCEF - Blog Post

Today Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition wrote about CCEF counselor Mike Emlet’s book, Crosstalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet.

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