If you are passionate about biblical counseling at all (and I hope you are!) then this report from a recent gathering of “movers and shakers” within the biblical counseling movement should encourage you. Dr Bob Kellemen summarizes the activities of the nearly 40 biblical counseling movement leaders that took place in Chicago on May 3rd & 4th:
What do you get when you fill a room for two days with nearly forty biblical counseling leaders asking, “Can we coalesce around an agreed upon vision of the center of biblical counseling?” No one knew the answer to that question entering the May 3-4 meeting of the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC) in Chicago.
We do now. At the end of the two days, the group unanimously decided to use the result of the conversation to continue crafting a statement summarizing the center or core concepts that define the heart of what makes biblical counseling truly biblical. The steering committee will now work with strategically selected and representative participants in drafting a “biblical counseling confessional statement” that all participants will be able to interact with and help bring to a final draft.
But perhaps even more important,…