Idolatry is a question of lordship. This article shows that idolatry is a heart problem as well as a social problem. Thus, it is an important and serious subject in the Bible.
This chapter introduces the history and significance of the biblical counselling movement associated with Jay Adams. Adams crossed swords with the established practice of referring members of the church to psychiatric and psychological experts without trying to take care of “their own.” That is, psychiatry replaced the pastorate’s jurisdiction over personal problems.
By way of a case study, this article considers appropriate steps to minister to those who are angry at God. It considers what such anger stems from, and also how such anger bears witness that we are designed for a lasting relationship with God.
This article holds out hope for those addicted to pornography. Powlison explains that God can and does transform the addict's imagination and behaviour, as the individual is challenged to face his behaviour, understand the deeper struggle, and go to God for his help in the fight.
The author tries to guide us as modern readers of Scripture to read and understand the Bible, which was written to others in such a manner that it speaks to us.
Biblical counseling is rooted in a conviction that God's Word is sufficient to address the complete situation of man. This article shows that such a conviction will lead to certain affirmations and denials about the condition of man.