Gary Barnes

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.

Public Square
Sep 7, 2018
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Cultural Engagement: Difficult Conversations Dr. Darrell Bock, executive director of the The Hendricks Center, talks with Dr. Gary Barnes, professor of Biblical Studies, and Wendy Miller, founding partner at Sparrow House...
Arts & Media
May 11, 2015
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Compelling Love: The Christian and Same-Sex Attraction During a recent sabbatical from DTS, Dr. Gary Barnes (ThM, 1983) and others traveled the country to ask scores of people: “How do you connect with someone who greatly differs,...
Bible
Sep 18, 2014
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Compelling Love Dr. Gary Barnes, Professor of Biblical Counseling, reminds us that the good news of the gospel provides the compelling love that we need to "teach truth and love well."
Sexuality
Aug 5, 2014
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Ministering to People with Sexual Issues In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes and Debby Wade discuss sexuality and the church, focusing on advice for church staff members ministering to people with sexual...
Sexuality
Jul 29, 2014
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A Biblical View of Sexual Intimacy In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes and Debby Wade discuss sexuality and the church, focusing on a biblical view of sexual intimacy.
Diversity
Jul 22, 2014
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Ministering to People Wrestling with Sexual Identity In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity, focusing on helping parents and pastors minister to people wrestling with sexual...
Diversity
Jul 15, 2014
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Engaging with LGBT Persons In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity, focusing on how the church can better engage with LGBT persons.
Public Square
Sep 10, 2013
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What Does The Bible Say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse? Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss spousal abuse, focusing on the church’s response to this issue, biblical grounds for divorce and God’s...
Public Square
Sep 3, 2013
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A Christian Response to Abusive Relationships Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss spousal abuse, focusing on responsibilities in marriage and a Christian response to abusive relationships in and...
Sexuality
Aug 13, 2013
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How Do I Talk to My Teen About Sex? Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, Dr. Chip Dickens and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss sexuality and the family, focusing on advice to Christian parents of teenagers and adult children...
Sexuality
Aug 6, 2013
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Raising Children in a Sex-Saturated Society Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, Dr. Chip Dickens and Debby Wade discuss sexuality and the family, focusing on advice to Christian parents raising children in a sex-saturated...
Bible
May 3, 2012
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Self-Esteem Problems and Gospel Freedom Dr. Gary Barnes, Professor of Biblical Counseling, DTS, encourages us to give up the self-esteem game and go back to the gospel of humility.
Chapel
May 12, 2010
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The Gospel Dr. Gary Barnes, professor of Biblical Counseling, speaks to us about the value of the Gospel.
Bible
Jun 18, 2008
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Driven by Love or Lust? 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...
Article
Jul 7, 2006
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Use Conflict as a Catalyst: Communication in Marriage I received a call recently from the wife of a pastor who told me, “Our marriage has been going in the wrong direction for years. So now, at best, we’re silent roommates. I...
Ministry
Dec 1, 1998
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Can Biblical Counseling and Psychological Counseling Somehow Fit Together? During the last two decades the Christian community’s struggle to understand the relationship of biblical counseling to psychological counseling appears to have intensified...