Deepak Reju

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

By D. Reju, J. Pierre, 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 … keep reading…

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 … keep reading…

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.

The Pastor and Counseling

By D. Reju, J. Pierre

The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need Pastors spend much of their time counseling people in crisis. It’s a delicate task that requires one to carefully evaluate each situation, share … keep reading…

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.

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