A Master’s Degree in Counseling or Biblical Counseling?

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Recently, I received an email from one of my graduate students who was contemplating a degree in biblical counseling or one that would allow her to work as a licensed counselor. Her questions and concerns were understandable. They were similar to the ones asked by other students. In particular, she wanted a female perspective. Continue reading

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

15:14 Ep. 028 – Ernie Baker

The BCC

The BCC

Dr. Ernie Baker is Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Florida. He is also Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University and a Biblical Counseling Coalition Council Board Member. Dr. Baker describes the difference between … Continue reading

Remembering the Attributes of God in Counseling

Sean Gould

Sean Gould

When I was in college, God used a number of means to help me grow as a young Christian. I was thankful to be part of a healthy church that preached God’s Word, I had many relationships with other Christian brothers and sisters that encouraged me forward, and I also came in contact with a good number of solid books which deepened my understanding of God and His ways. Perhaps the most impacting books I read in my early Christian years were books on the attributes of God. Charnock, Tozer, Packer, and Pink were all wise friends who gave me a fuller and more majestic view of God through their writings. Continue reading