Where Life & Scripture Meet: A Biblical Counseling Podcast
Why do we have a biblical counseling podcast? Well, the reason why we’re doing a podcast specifically on life and Scripture meeting is simple. At times, we all struggle with how real life and Scripture actually meet. However, as Christians, we have the privilege and challenge of exploring how the Bible gives words of life and perspective for the complexities of our current day. From dealing with extreme trauma, all the way to growing in the skill of daily rest, I hope you’ll join me, Alasdair Groves, in musing about how Scripture really does meet us in day-to-day life, and that it will be as energizing to your walk with the Lord as it has been to mine. Welcome to the CCEF Podcast: Where Life and Scripture Meet.
Season 2, Episode 7: How Do We Think Biblically About Personality Tests?
“Anything that presses us forward towards each other with a desire to know the Lord and know his people and know how to love better is going to be helpful. Better to be thinking and reflecting more rather than less if you’re doing it with love and humility and the desire for wisdom.”
Season 2, Episode 6: How Do We Think Biblically About Conversion Therapy?
"Our way forward as Christians is to follow the path of faith, to struggle in the right direction, to resist feelings that say, 'This is right and natural.' Instead we say, 'Lord, help me follow you despite my feelings that are trying to pull me away from you.'"
Season 2, Episode 5: What Does It Mean to "Look for the Good"?
"You cannot erase the image of God in people. Even in our darkest moments, our sin cannot pull us out of God's word, his power, his goodness, or his impact on what we even perceive as good. Seeing the good in the midst of the bad pushes toward the gospel."
Season 2, Episode 4: How Do I Deal With Seasonal Depression?
"We are never outside of the tender care of God. It's true when we sleep. It's true when we struggle to get out of bed. It's true when we fail to read the Bible. It's true when we aren't eating healthily. It's true when everything just feels bleak."
Season 2, Episode 3: Why Should I Read Leviticus?
"Leviticus is probably not the first place that people think about life meeting scripture. Most of us don't get to January 1st, planning to read through the Bible this year, and put the day on their calendar that we get to start Leviticus. That's not how most of us tend to a function. Of course, if you have read the entire Bible, you have a sense that the book of Leviticus is quite important."
Season 2, Episode 2: What If Counseling Isn’t Encouraging?
"It’s ok to not immediately feel or experience hope from words of encouragement. But we know this to be true—God’s words are good and will always accomplish their purpose."
Stories from Saints, Sufferers, & Sinners