What others are saying
What others are saying:
"The ministry of CCEF in the US has had a major influence on the way in which I understand and do (not only) discipling and pastoral care but preaching too. Because of its emphasis on the gospel it avoids both legalism and relativism. Because of its emphasis on the heart as the seat of the person’s fundamental trusts and hopes, CCEF avoids not only an over-emphasis on emotions but also thinking about Christian living in strictly behavioral terms. This combination of deep Biblical theology and insight into heart dynamics will be just as helpful for UK pastors and church leaders as it has been in the States and I warmly support the initiative behind the Changing Hearts conference in London. I have the highest respect for CCEF’s David Powlison both as a Christian thinker and as a Biblical counselor."
- Tim Keller (Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City)
“I am delighted to commend this conference and the work of CCEF. There is a theological robustness in CCEF which rescues 'counselling' from being just secular therapy baptised with a thin Christian veneer. They help us see that it is precisely the gospel of Christ (and not some mysterious 'add on' to the gospel, known only to experts) which we need to cure our souls. And they help us make the connection between the gospel of Christ and present-day Christian experience. Having been grateful for some years to CCEF for their resources at a distance, I am very glad about the launch of this network in the UK."
- Christopher Ash (Director of the Proclamation Trust's Cornhill Training Course, and author of Pure Joy: Rediscover your Conscience)
"My own life and thinking have been profoundly shaped by the work of CCEF. I love the way they connect theology with the practicalities of life and pastoral issues. I warmly commend their work."
- Tim Chester, Pastor with Crowded House and author of You Can Change