About the Episode
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews biblical counselors Jenn Chen, Shannon McCoy, Fawn Kemble about friendship in the contexts of loneliness, cultural diversity, marriage, grief, and singleness. This discussion panel recording was taken from a live Facebook video broadcast which originally aired on June 26, 2020 in leu of IBCD's postponed Summer Institute, Friendship: A Lost Theology for One-Another Care.
About the Guests
Jenn Chen Previously trained as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jenn Chen returned to school for her MABC at TMU. She serves as a biblical counselor at her church, is a BCC member, and an adjunct professor for the online B.A. degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. She is deeply grateful for how biblical counseling has transformed her faith, her life, and her counsel. A self-professed nerd, Jenn enjoys reading and discussing issues around theology and counseling, as well as her family, music, and deep fellowship.

Shannon McCoy (MABC) is a biblical counselor at Valley Center Community Church in Southern California. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA and is ACBC certified. She is a retreat and conference speaker, author of Help! I’m A Slave To Food and contributing author to Women Counseling Women. She blogs at http:// biblicalcounselingcoalition. org/ and www.counselinggrace.com.

Fawn Kemble is an elementary school librarian by day and counselor by night. She has a BA in English from The University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University. She has also worked part time for a couple of different churches in their Biblical Counseling ministries, and helped develop a counseling training program and a women’s writing team at her previous home church, Cornerstone West Los Angeles. She’s now part of the small but vibrant church family at Living Faith Church.
About the Podcast
A production of the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, the Hope + Help Podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell
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About Your Host
Christine M. Chappell
Author • Writer • Podcast Host
Christine Chappell is the author of Clean Home, Messy HeartHelp! My Teen is Depressed, Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder (forthcoming with Shepherd Press early 2021), and Midnight Mercies: Hope for the Dark Hours of Motherhood (forthcoming with P&R Publishing in fall 2021.) She acts as the host of IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast as well as the organization's Outreach Director. Christine is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church, and her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at christinemchappell.com and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.
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