Dr. Gary Barnes, associate professor of Biblical Counseling, asks us to examine our personal ambitions and determine whether they are driven by Christ’s love or by selfishness. He looks at Romans 6:11-12 and shows that we are to flee selfish desires but allow God’s grace and love to be a powerful “driver” in our life.
Dr. Barnes is an ordained minister and a licensed psychologist who specializes in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from DTS he served as an assistant pastor for seven years. While in the New York area he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texoma. His great celebrations of life are his wife, four adult kids plus three more by marriage, seven grandkids, and bicycle racing.