David Powlison

David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. worked for four years in psychiatric hospitals, during which time he came to faith in Christ. He teaches at CCEF and edits The Journal of Biblical Counseling (soon to be re-launched online). He received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the history of science and medicine, focusing on the history of psychiatry. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, and has been doing biblical counseling for over 30 years. He has written numerous articles on counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love, Seeing with New Eyes, Power Encounters, and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context.

David Powlison  - JBC Article  - Sep 02, 2014

The God revealed in the Bible is a person—in fact, “one God in three persons.” Because he is a person himself, he gets personal with each one of us. Powlison’s editorial recounts three stories that show God personally working in the lives of individuals.   

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David Powlison  - Video  - Jul 29, 2014

David Powlison discusses the benefits of attending a CCEF Conference. For more information on the 2014 National Conference: Loss, click here.

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David Powlison  - Video  - Jul 15, 2014

David Powlison describes what his general session "All is Lost" from the 2014 National conference will be about.

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Andrew D. Rogers, David Powlison, Lauren Whitman, Matthew C. Mitchell, Mike Emlet, Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - Apr 28, 2014

The complete digital issue (PDF) of JBC Volume 28, Number 1

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David Powlison  - JBC Article  - Apr 28, 2014

Perhaps you, or someone you know, has suffered grievous wrongs. Is the goal simply to “get over it”? Not really. You will be marked and changed forever by what you experienced—Jesus still has scars. But there is a way to move forward constructively. Powlison looks in depth at stories of two deeply aggrieved persons who did just that. He closes by offering a series of questions to work through as you seek to bring redemptive good out of experiences of terrible wrong. 

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David Powlison  - JBC Article  - Apr 28, 2014

David Powlison discusses the differences between biblical counseling and other counseling models, offering four questions to prime the discussion.

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David Powlison  - Video  - Apr 11, 2014

David Powlison discusses how to respond to crticism in marriage.

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David Powlison  - Minibooklet  - Mar 31, 2014

You have been victimized by a terrible wrong. During your childhood, the time you were most vulnerable, instead of being protected, helped, and comforted you were abused. Most likely you were abused by someone who should have been trustworthy—a family member, a teacher, a neighbor, a coach, a pastor, a friend. Instead of being protected you were violated. You were treated with malice. Someone used, misused, and took advantage of you. Now you are wondering if recovery is possible.

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David Powlison  - Video  - Mar 25, 2014

David Powlison answers the question "What If A Counselee Is Attracted To Me?"

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David Powlison  - Minibooklet  - Mar 18, 2014

"God's unconditional love." Sounds nice, but is it enough? Is there more to God's love?

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