Why Women Counselors Should Study Theology

Caroline Newheiser

Caroline Newheiser

This past week I have been privileged to sit in a Systematic Theology class taught by Kevin de Young at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a counseling student learning theology. The class read 685 pages of Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology, published in 1679. Is the study of God an important part of the counseling curriculum? Should women even study theology? Why should anyone read systematic theology books written long ago? Shouldn’t we just love Jesus? Continue reading

Growing in Discernment (Part 2)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

In the last post, I suggested that Spiritual discernment is a crucial element of wisdom in the Information Age. For biblical counselors, Spiritual discernment involves analyzing the claims of secular psychological claims against a biblical worldview. I ended with the question, How do you progressively develop a “biblical worldview”? Continue reading

Growing in Discernment (Part 1)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

In this post and the next, we consider the important topic of discernment—and crucial element in wisdom. In the Information Age, it is necessary for biblical counselors to be able to critically interact with psychological claims that come to us through books, magazines, television programs, and the Internet. Continue reading