Dynamics of Biblical Change

Course Description

The way that you counsel other people is determined by how you understand God, yourself, other people, life’s pressures, and change. This course addresses the depth, breadth, and balance of your understanding. How does Christ’s past grace, present grace, and future grace speak to our hearts and change how we live our daily lives? This course is about people. It is about how we face the troubles of life. It is about how we deal with our inner struggles. It is about how we change into Jesus’ image. Through case studies, class lectures, assigned readings, and Scripture, you’ll explore these practical questions. Self-counseling projects will help you to make first-hand, practical application of the concepts learned in class.

Course Registration

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Dynamics of Biblical Change
Sep 04, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
6:05-9:00 pm
Dynamics of Biblical Change
Sep 10, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014

Course Outline

Week 1: Course Introduction and Overview
Week 2: Understanding the Person
Week 3: Understanding the Heat
Week 4: The Wisdom Found in Christ
Week 5: Understanding the Situation (part 1)
Week 6: Understanding the Situation (part 2)
Week 7: Practical Application: James
Week 8: Influences on the Heart
Week 9: Sin and the Heart
Week 10: Sin and Transformation
Week 11: Living with Personal Integrity

About the Professor

David Powlison

David, 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.


Required Books

Students must purchase separately, any other required reading is provided with course access. 
Why Does it Have to Hurt? by Dan McCartney
The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson

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