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What is Sexually Permissible in Marriage?

| Heath Lambert |
Years ago, my wife Lauren and I were doing pre-marriage counseling for a couple who had saved themselves for marriage. They were looking forward to…

How Should Christians Disagree?

| Heath Lambert |
Strategy on Disagreement I want to address how we, as Christians, should disagree. Now, of course, nobody wants to disagree. Everybody wants to get…

How Should Christians Think About “Let’s Go, Brandon?”

| Heath Lambert |
Let’s Go, Brandon? The whole event that kicked everything off happened back in the fall. It happened in early October at the Talladega Super Speed…

How Should Christians Respond to Abuse Allegations?

| Heath Lambert |
Abuse Allegations One of the things you can’t miss in the Christian conversation happening right now is that allegations of abuse are getting a lot…

How Should Christians Respond to Fallen Pastors?

| Heath Lambert |
Fallen Pastors I want to begin by giving you a list of names. And let’s see if you can notice the common thread that goes through this list. Here t…

Dr. Heath Lambert has been preaching at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida since January of 2016, and became Senior Pastor in September of 2017. Serving First Baptist is the joy of Pastor Heath’s life. He is delighted to serve with the remarkable members and staff at this incredible church. Prior to serving at First Baptist, Pastor Heath served as the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), and as a professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is the author of several books, including The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams (Crossway, 2011), Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace (Zondervan, 2013), and A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry (Zondervan, 2016).

Heath earned a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in biblical and theological studies and political science from Gordon College in 2002, a master of divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary in 2005, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in biblical counseling and systematic theology from Southern Seminary in 2009.

He is married to Lauren and they have three children: Carson, Chloe, and Connor.