For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Jeremy Pierre

Counseling as ‘Godward’ conversation: Pierre discusses new book

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Jeremy Pierre, dean of students and associate professor of biblical counseling, discusses his new book, The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need, with Towers writer RuthAnne Irvin. RAI: Why is a book like The Pastor and Counseling needed in churches today? Why is it important? JP: We wrote this book for…

Feature book review: ‘The Pastor and Counseling’

The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need, Jeremy Pierre and Deepak Reju Review by RuthAnne Irvin  The church often struggles to encourage, comfort, and counsel those hurting in the pews each Sunday. When pastors do not know how to help, counseling is more of a half-hearted attempt to fix someone’s problems instead of…

Suffering in seminary: ‘A demonstration of God’s resurrection power’

  “Do you have the kind of trust in God that allows you to face death?” Boyce College professor Denny Burk posed that question in Alumni Memorial Chapel on Sept. 18, 2012, saying that “God can transform your pain into someone else’s comfort.” The sermon preyed on my conscience throughout the day. I questioned whether…