Biblical counselors are concerned about a biblical worldview—about building our understanding of people, problems, and solutions from a rich, robust, Christo-centric, gospel-centered, God-glorifying foundation.
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Biblical counseling does not offer religious resources for coping with the problems of life. Rather, it offers a deep, decisive, and progressive freedom from the counterfeits of legalism (law-keeping) and license (law-breaking). We experience this freedom in Christ as we “crucify the flesh,” “keep in step with the Spirit” and “through love serve one another.” Continue reading
Biblical counseling does not offer religious resources for coping with the problems of life. Rather, it offers a deep, decisive, and progressive freedom from all enslaving forms of performance-oriented law-keeping and enslaving patterns of law-breaking. In the gospel we have a divinely authoritative message of forgiveness, righteousness, freedom, and new life in Christ. And all this is experienced by trusting in the curse-bearing death of Jesus and receiving the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
Allow me in this blog to share with you some thoughts and pondering about the issue of integration and integrationistic counseling. For the reader who might not be familiar with this philosophical issue, I would define integration as “an effort to redeem psychological systems through the Bible (filter) in order to develop tools (systems and techniques) useful for the Christian who counsels.” Continue reading
On September 25, 2014, at Ed Stetzer’s Christianity Today blog site, The Exchange, Ed ran a guest post by Sarah Rainer entitled, The Integration of Christianity and Psychology. This is an important post, so we ask one of our Council Board members, Jeff Forrey, to share his reflections on the post. Continue reading