A Review of “God’s Healing for Life’s Losses” by Robert Kellemen

The Christian faith gives us unparalleled resources for facing grief. Not every author is adept at identifying those resources and communicating them to the grieving, but Bob Kellemen is. In God’s Healing for Life’s Losses Bob identifies the therapeutic resources of the Christian faith wonderfully, but more than that he provides the grieving with a […]

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will Be Done

Why does the Lord’s will often seem so difficult for us to accept? Most believers are not outright obstinate and rebellious. Generally speaking, we want to obey the Lord, and we want to desire God’s best for us. Yet, we often struggle with accepting the Lord’s will. I think a partial answer to the cause […]

Studies in James: The Purpose of the Epistle (Part 1)

Identifying the specific purpose of a sacred writing is sometimes relatively easy. Some authors, for example, state it outright (like John 20:31). At other times it is obvious from the subject matter of the letter, and still other times it is an easy inference from various sections of the letter. At other times, however, identifying […]

Studies in James: James vs Paul

James has his own concerns and they are not centered around Pauline thought.

The Foundation of Love

When God is the foundation of our love for others, then we can rightly love them.

A 2022 Reading Challenge

Doing a reading challenge with my wife; here are my selections.

Studies in James: Influences (Part 2)

The teachings of Jesus were a major influence on the themes of James’ Epistle.

For Our Sake He Was Terrified

Jesus’ humanity in the Garden displays the intensity of His love for us.

Studies in James: Influences (Part 1)

The Epistle of James does not arise out of a vacuum. Its author was raised in a religious world, and under the influence of Judaism and its sacred writings. This author was also the brother of Jesus and was a convinced follower that Jesus, believing him to be the promised Messiah. All of this shapes […]

A Review of “A Biblical Counseling Process” by Lauren Whitman

This book is like a mentor for new counselors