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David Powlison

Counseling is the Church

Journal of Biblical Counseling 20:2

In this editorial, David Powlison asks the questions “What ought to be the social structure for counseling if we are to please the Shepherd of sheep?” and “How is the church doing in counseling?” The church, Powlison suggests, provides the ideal place for counseling with regard to sin and suffering. But, five needs must be met: wisdom in face-to-face cure of souls, creedal standards and educational institutions committed to a biblical approach to counseling, qualifying procedures for pastor and leaders, and pastoral supervision.

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