John Babler serves as Professor of Counseling and the Director of the Walsh Counseling Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been active in the fire service for over 20 years both as a firefighter and chaplain. He is a chaplain and police officer for the Forest Hill Police Department. He is a retired fire chief and currently serves as a Board Member and Response Director of the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force and as Vice President of the Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains. He has authored several journal articles in a variety of fields and has recently published Biblical Crisis Counseling, Not If, but When as well as Counseling by the Book, Revised and Expanded Edition.