Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Human Personality

Human Personality

Course Description

Who is God? Who are we? Most everything we do comes from our answers to these questions, so we want to get the answers right. This course will focus especially on the questions Who am I? and Who are we? Since we are made in the image of God, we will also have the pleasure of asking Who is God? The goal is practical theology. We want answers that will inspire, instruct, guide and provide direction for our face-to-face ministry.

About the Professor

edEd Welch is a faculty member at CCEF where he has served for more than 35 years. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology with a neuro-psychology specialty from the University of Utah and an MDiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame, Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.


Human Personality is a 3-credit course. The credit cost of the course is $650.00. Taken for audit it is $325.00. Human Personality is offered every other semester on a rotating basis between spring, summer and fall.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Course Introduction
  • Week 2: Anthropological Infrastructures & Creation
  • Week 3: Who is God? Who are we?
  • Week 4: Offspring of the King
  • Week 5: Created in God’s Image
  • Week 6: Genesis: The Fall
  • Week 7: We are Naked and Ashamed, Yet Pursued by the Living God
  • Week 8: Life After the Fall: The Effects of Sin
  • Week 9: Life After the Fall: Living in the Story of Exodus
  • Week 10: We are Redeemed and Glorified
  • Week 11: Personality: The Unique Person

Required Textbooks

Students must purchase separately, any other required reading is provided with course access.

*Banner of Truth, the publisher of Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 2, provides CCEF students a discount on this volume. If you are interested in this discount, please contact Student Services for information after you have registered.

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