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  • Depression, suicide draw focus of counseling conference

    March 4 2016 by Rachel Gaddis, Ouachita Baptist University | with 0 comments
    Depression, suicide draw focus of counseling conference

    Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the sixth annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling at OBU on Feb. 26. Encouraging those in attendance to adopt a “theology of life,” Frank S. Page delivered the keynote address during a Christian counseling conf. that focused on depression.

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  • Pastoral counseling modeled in SBTS sessions

    January 29 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Pastoral counseling modeled in SBTS sessions

    Jeremy Pierre, associate professor of biblical counseling and dean of students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Deepak Reju, pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., led 10 sessions drawing from their 2015 co-authored book, The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need.

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  • Counseling homosexuals: ‘Speak lovingly, winsomely’

    October 14 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Counseling homosexuals: ‘Speak lovingly, winsomely’

    “The integrity of our message is at stake in this, brothers and sisters,” said Heath Lambert, associate professor of biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “If we believe that the Bible teaches homosexuality to be a sin, and if we believe that Jesus Christ changes people …

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  • Former lesbian and LGBT activist offers unique perspective

    October 13 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Former lesbian and LGBT activist offers unique perspective

    While many speakers during the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors conference were evangelical counselors or longtime pastors, Rosaria Butterfield offered a unique and personal perspective on homosexuality. The conference, titled “Homosexuality: Compassion, Care, and Counseling for Struggling People” and held at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ...

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  • Transgender issues slated as focus of SBTS conference

    September 15 2015 by James A. Smith Sr., SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Transgender issues slated as focus of SBTS conference

    A “first-ever” conference by evangelicals on the subject of transgenderism will be held Oct. 5 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. “Transgender Confusion and Transformational Christianity” is a preconference to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors annual conference Oct. 5-7, which will focus on the subject of homosexuality.

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  • Bob Jones University president apologizes to victims

    December 12 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Bob Jones University president apologizes to victims

    An outside watchdog group hired to investigate sex abuse claims at Bob Jones University issued its 300-page report on Dec. 11, concluding that the conservative Christian school responded poorly to many students who were victims of sexual assault or abuse. In a two-year investigation, 50 individuals were interviewed…

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  • New SBC pastor care line helps pastors in crisis

    October 8 2014 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 1 comments
    New SBC pastor care line helps pastors in crisis

    Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board and Focus on the Family. The care line launched Oct. 1 dedicated exclusively to Southern Baptist pastors, chaplains and missionaries by calling 844-PASTOR1.

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  • Bible’s sufficiency & counseling discussed

    October 1 2014 by RuthAnne Irvin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bible’s sufficiency & counseling discussed

    At the school’s first Counsel the Word Conference co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary affirmed the sufficiency of scripture in biblical counseling. The conference featured popular practitioners Paul David Tripp, David Powlison, Heath Lambert and others during the two-day event.

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  • When same-sex attraction hits home

    July 23 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    When same-sex attraction hits home

    It’s a moment many Christians have had to face: a family member’s announcement that he or she is gay. Counseling professors of Southern Baptist seminaries, Heath Lambert, John Babler and Sam Williams suggest several ways Christians can help family members struggling with same-sex attraction.

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  • Cabarrus Baptist Association launched a telephone/webinar Dec. 18 about holiday stress and how to deal with it. Tom O’Neal, pastoral counselor from The Counseling Center at Charlotte (www.charlottecounseling.org), led the webinar titled “Stress during the holidays.”

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  • Church trails digital age challenge

    October 24 2008 by Bob Allen | with 0 comments

    A mother and son were estranged. She demanded his password for a social-networking website to make sure he wasn't doing anything untoward. He refused because he felt it invaded his privacy. With such an impasse on his mind, Chris Hammon asked a group of fellow counselors what they were doing with pastoral-care issues related to social networking.

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