Meet BASECAMP 23 Speaker: Alasdair Groves 

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Director of the Christian Counselling & Education Foundation (CCEF), Alasdair Groves, will be joining the BASECAMP platform as a keynote speaker. 

Addressing the topic “Unravelling Emotions”, Alasdair will combine Scripture and Christian counselling experience to help men have a biblical view of what their emotions are, how to handle them well, and how to help each other process with God and one another.  

Alasdair received a Master of Divinity with a counselling emphasis from Westminster Theological Seminary. He co-founded a biblical counselling centre in Northern New England where he served as executive director for ten years.  

Alasdair also served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counselling for three years. He is the co-author of Untangling Emotions (Crossway), has published a number of articles in the Journal of Biblical Counselling, hosts the CCEF’s podcast, and has produced many blogs, videos, and audio resources.  

Alasdair and his wife, Lauren, live in New England with their three children. Alasdair is a fiction enthusiast, plays ultimate frisbee, and loves to produce and enjoy both good food and good music. 

Get a taste of his teaching here:  

  1. Making Sense of Self-Pity (Podcast)  

What is self-pity, and how should we view it? How can we turn our self-pity into godly lament that engages honestly with the Lord? Listen as Alasdair Groves discusses self-pity and considers what to do when we or others are struggling with it. Listen here.

  1. Video: What do I do when I can’t seem to get over my grief? 

In this video, Alasdair explains why we can feel stuck in our grief and addresses how we can have a biblical response to grief.  

3. Video: Is it okay for Christians to feel anxiety?  

In this video, Alasdair explores the emotions of fear of anxiety, and whether it’s possible for Christians to have godly and biblical anxiety.  Watch here.

What if Boys Cry?  

In 2023, BASECAMP will address the topic of emotions because the team recognises that ‘boys don’t cry’ is one of many damaging principles of a past era. It’s a ‘truth’ that has raised men with suppressed grief, until it explodes in anger or anxiety, causing further damage to their relationships with God and one another.   

At BASECAMP, we want to recognise that if men are to live in a world stained by sin, they need community and tools to process grief and disappointment in a godly way. Christian men need to have a biblical view of what their emotions are, what to do with them, and how to help each other. Together, men need to fix their eyes on Jesus, the perfect man and model of emotional expression, and bring the change that is needed.  
BASECAMP is for men of all generations, backgrounds and life-stages. Whether you’re fighting anger or anxiety, weariness or worry, register to renew your strength at BASECAMP:   

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