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David Powlison

Low self-esteem Part 1: A case study

May 12, 2016



Meet Jimmy. He is a classic case of someone who would be described as suffering from low self-esteem. What are the implications for saying that someone’s problem is their low self-esteem?

Counselor and author, David Powlison begins to challenge us in thinking through how descriptions masquerading as explanations (i.e. Jimmy’s “low self-esteem”) can be engaged with a biblical worldview. This is the first part of a two part series. Part 2 is available here.

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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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