Friday, October 24, 2008

9Marks Interviews with CCEF Staff on Counseling

The latest 9Marks e-journal is devoted to counseling and the church. I won't highlight everything below (so go to the site to read the whole thing).

Below are a number of print interviews done with the teachers at CCEF (Christian Counseling
and Education Foundation).

Looking at the Past and Present of Counseling

An interview with David Powlison

Can biblical counseling draw from the Puritans? How are churches today doing at counseling? What is CCEF doing that's unique?

Cultivating a Culture of Counseling and Discipleship

An interview with Tim Lane

Tim Lane talks about counseling from the pulpit, the ideal church, recovery groups, promoting discipleship, and more.

Sorting Out the Spiritual and the Physical in Counseling

An interview with Michael Emlet

Former medical doctor and now CCEF instructor Michael Emlet discusses his own background and what pastors should make of the mind-body connection in their counseling.

Premarital Counseling, Pornography, and Marriage

An interview with Winston Smith

Today's buzzword for marriages is "compatibility." But counselors and couples need more wisdom than that, especially as pornography attacks marriage like never before.

What Should Pastors Do with Fear, Medication & Addiction

An interview with Ed Welch

Welch considers questions like, Should pastors give more thought to fear? Are psychiatric medications unbiblical? Should pastors keep their hands off the psychiatric issues?