David Powlison (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is executive director of the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and the editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He teaches at Westminster Theological Seminary and is a board member and fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
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Does God have a take on counseling? Does his gaze have anything to say about the myriad issues counseling deals with? Has he communicated the way he thinks?
David Powlison helps us to see God in the counseling context, training us to see what God sees, hear what he says, and do what he does. As we look through this Scriptural lens, we will become more thoughtful in understanding people and more skillful in curing souls.
All counseling models—whether secular or religious—are essentially differing systems of “pastoral care and cure.” When you include God in the picture, it changes the way we think about “problem,” “diagnosis,” “strategy,” “solution,” “helpful,” “cure,” “insight,” and “counselor.” Learn how the Bible’s truth competes head-to-head with other counseling models and changes what we live for and how we live.
He is also the author of 7 RCL booklets
Anger. We all experience it, some more than others. When is it righteous, and when is it not? How can we control our anger and not get caught in a maze of rage when things don’t go our way?
“God’s unconditional love.” Sounds nice, but is it enough? Is there more to God’s love?
“Is it really possible to slay the dragon of pornography and fantasy once it has gained control of your life?” asks Powlison. The answer is yes, as you will see from an actual interview with a man who experienced Christ’s deliverance in this part of his life.
How do you know if you’re ready to marry? What are the signs that a man and a woman are heading in the same direction and are right for each other?
Are you overwhelmed by stress? On edge? Pressured to achieve? Spinning into free fall? What is the “noise” going on inside you? Or are you quiet inside?
Do I have any real friends? Will I ever find a spouse? If I do find one, will he or she be faithful? Will we be able to have kids? What about my health? There’s always something to worry about.
“Why is this happening to me? Where is God in my time of anguish?”