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Reading Scripture with David Powlison

April 11, 2018


“What’s the most common piece of advice that Christians get, or that Christians give each other? There are a few different options, probably, but I bet for most of us ‘read your Bible’ would have to be way up there. It sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? ‘Read your Bible. Open up, look at pages, see words, take it in’, right? And yet, I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to who find that reading their Bible is anything but easy. Especially developing a discipline or a habit of reading the Bible is anything but easy and rewarding and fulfilling and all the things that we want it to be or think it should be. So I sat down with David Powlison today to ask the question of ‘how do you come to the Bible in a way that is personally significant and enriching?’ I hope you find it helpful.” Host, Alasdair Groves

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Alasdair Groves

Executive Director

Alasdair is the Executive Director of CCEF, as well as a faculty member and counselor. He has served at CCEF since 2009. He holds a master of divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Alasdair cofounded CCEF New England, where he served as director for ten years. He also served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling for three years. He is the host of CCEF’s podcast, Where Life & Scripture Meet, and is the coauthor of Untangling Emotions (Crossway, 2019).

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David Powlison

Author, Speaker

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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