Deepak Reju

When Do You Stop Counseling?

By Deepak Reju | 08.20.2015

When to end counseling is always a judgment call that requires a lot of wisdom. The decision to bring the counseling process to a close is sometimes clear, but often not.

The Pastor and Counseling—A Conversation with Deepak Reju & Jeremy Pierre

By D. Reju, J. Leeman | 06.12.2015

How do we apply the gospel to same-sex attraction? Why does a teenager struggling with self-cutting need to hear about justification by faith alone? How in the world can a biblical doctrine of God help a husband prone to anger?

Hate Mail

By Deepak Reju | 01.15.2015

How should you, as a pastor, think about receiving criticism? Consider six things.

Why Use an “In-House” Church Membership Directory?

By Deepak Reju | 06.12.2014

We have a “in-house” church data base that our staff manages so that we can regularly and often reproduce a church membership directory.  While I’m sure there are a lot of reason why you might want a self-managed church membership directory, let me suggest a few for you to consider:   If you use a […]

How to Show Compassion and Avoid Pastoral Burnout

By Deepak Reju | 06.12.2014

How can pastors avoid burning out as they compassionately care for their people? Here are thirteen suggestions to consider: You are not the Lord.  The most dangerous thing about counseling is thinking you can change people, when it is really only the Lord who transforms hearts.   Obviously, you are a means of God’s grace in their life, […]

Churches Cooperating in Pastoring

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Church and Churches | 05.10.2013

Sometimes shepherds need to get on the phone in order to care together for straying sheep.

Book Review: Wired for Intimacy, by William Struthers

Review by Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 01.31.2011

Struthers’ research helps us to understand how pornography rewires the brain.

Book Review: Counsel from the Cross, by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson

Review by Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church | 10.27.2010

These authors understand that the proper context for spiritual growth is a local church and not our own individualistic endeavors.

Discipling Men vs. Discipling Women

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Women | 07.01.2010

How should the Bible’s teaching about men and women inform my pastoral work?

Where Does Your Congregation Turn For Help?

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 02.25.2010

If you neglect to teach your people biblical application you have failed to shepherd the flock adequately.

Five Advantages of Church-Based Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.

Counseling and Discipleship

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.

Twenty Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.