How do we hold fast with core commitments to a richly biblical understanding of counseling ministry – and at the same time extend the scope and depth of implications and applications? How can our thinking and practice remain unwavering – yet develop creatively? How do we pursue dynamic and fresh insights – while standing on familiar ground? Today we seem to be peering into a deeper abyss of darkness as we face drug addiction, domestic violence, abuse of children, despair, sexual perversity, pervasive anxiety, escapist fantasy worlds, bingeing/purging, and suicide. These familiar sins and sorrows will always be part of pastoral care, but when the virulence is heightened, pastoral care needs to go deeper.
Breaking New Ground
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 33:1 | 2019