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Help and Hope: Does God really love my children? (a second thought)

June 2, 2016



In this episode, Andrew Ray talks with David Powlison and Julie Lowe about God’s love for children. The discussion was about a listener’s follow-up question: “The Bible seems to qualify most promises of good care, etc., to those who love God, who trust in him. What about my young child who has not given evidence of faith, or my older children who wander? Does God care about them? Does he want to do good for them? David, you talk about God dealing with families—yes, how and why? I know what was said applies to me because I love God, but does it extend to my children who seem not to love God, or are too young? These children seem to be in a different category. God’s promises seem conditional, and individualistic.”

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David Powlison

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David Powlison served as CCEF’s executive director (2014-2019), a faculty member, and senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He held a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary. David wrote extensively on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love probe the implications of Scripture for how to understand people and how to counsel. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context explores the background and development of CCEF’s mission. David is survived by his wife Nan, their three children and spouses, and seven grandchildren.

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Julie Lowe

Julie Lowe served at CCEF for over 20 years in various capacities, including as a faculty member and counselor. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a registered play therapist supervisor and she holds a master of arts in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. Julie has extensive training and experience with marriage, women’s issues, sexual abuse, body image issues, parenting, and child maltreatment issues. She is trained in leading mandated reporter trainings and provides numerous trainings and consultations on child sexual abuse. She has published numerous books, including Child Proof (New Growth Press, 2018), Building Bridges (New Growth Press, 2020), and Safeguards (New Growth Press, 2022).

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