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Issues in biblical counseling: An interview with David Powlison

May 2, 2009



This podcast is an interview with David Powlison conducted by two students from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Powlison reveals fascinating details about how he became a biblical counselor and the early days of the biblical counseling movement, as well as insights into his take on various perceived conflicts between biblical and secular counseling, psychology, and psychiatry.


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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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