What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “biblical counseling”?
No doubt, many think of a movement that takes sin seriously. A growing number may call to mind a movement that is increasingly taking suffering seriously as well.
But ask the question to one of the movement’s key leaders, Ed Welch. You may be pleasantly surprised how illuminating and practical his simple and straightforward answer is.
Biblical counseling, in its best conception, gets at how the entirety of the church — not just trained professionals — can be mobilized to love others well. It’s about ordinary people being used by God to help the lives of others. At one level, it’s even as simple as learning enough about somebody to be able to pray for them. It’s average-joe Christian beginning with the basic questions How are you doing? and How can we pray for you?
In this new episode of Theology Refresh, we asked Welch to get at the very heart of what biblical counseling is in 10 minutes. He did it. Whether you’re a veteran “biblical counselor,” or haven’t even heard of this term until now, you’ll be helped by the simple yet substantive way Welch approaches the topic.
Previous episodes of Theology Refresh:
- Russell Moore on Ethics
- John Piper on the God-Centeredness of God
- Jerry Bridges on the Christian Spiritual Disciplines
- D.A. Carson on the Incarnation
- Erik Thoennes on the Christian and Sport
- Gregg Allison on the Doctrine of the Church
- David Platt on the Doctrine of Hell
- Don Carson on the Wrath of God
- Sam Storms on the End Times
- Tony Reinke on a Theology of Reading
- David Platt on the Doctrine of Suffering
- Francis Chan on the Sovereignty of God
- John Piper on the Gospel and Sanctification
- John Piper on the Gospel and Sanctification (Part 2)
- Kevin DeYoung on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
- Jerry Rankin on the Great Commission
- Paul Miller on the Doctrine of Prayer
- John Piper on the Celebrity Factor and Pastoral Ministry
- Justin Taylor on the Sanctity of Human Life
- Jared Wilson on the Doctrine of the Trinity
- Ray Ortlund on Union with Christ
- Russell Moore on the Person of Christ
- Darrin Patrick on Biblical Complementarity
- Ed Stetzer on Spiritual Warfare
- Kevin DeYoung on Scripture