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Shepherd, Don’t Just Ship Out!

Marital distress, depression, anger, anxiety, sexual abuse, trauma, grief, alcoholism, substance abuse, conflict, parenting, and relationship problems … life is messy. But all these and the many other expressions of sin and a fallen world never affect Christians and the church. Right? Okay, that’s ridiculous. Brokenness is normal. Jesus’ ability and willingness to enter into …

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Multicultural Counseling

In one Amsterdam church, representatives from sixty countries gather together. Suddenly I felt a bit intimidated by my role as counseling and care director to this multicultural congregation. Granted, I represented my country and some represented the Netherlands, where I lived at the time, leaving only fifty-eight foreign countries about which I knew next to …

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