Balancing Truth and Anger

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Author: Kevin Carson


Many times in biblical counseling ministry, there is a tremendous disconnect between what the Scripture calls “the ministry of reconciliation” and what a lot of Christian ministry looks like.  Whereas believers have been entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation, there are times when ministry is lost in the counseling room because the counselor inadequately expresses the wrath of God toward sin through the wrath of man (toward sin and sometimes the sinner as well).  This workshop helps the counselor balance the love of God and ministry of reconciliation with the wrath of God in light of the wrath of man.  Counselees do push buttons, and when that happens, how is the counselor going to respond in a Christ-like fashion?  (2 Corinthians 5, Galatians 6, 2 Timothy 2)

This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana. 

People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.

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About the speaker:

Kevin Carson is the Department Chair of Biblical Counseling at BBC/GS (Springfield, MO); Pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church; ACBC certified; council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry; conference speaker; married with four children; B.A., Pastoral Theology, Baptist Bible College (Springfield), M. Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School (Springfield); D. Min., Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary.