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Forty Years


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This year we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the JBC (1977-2017). In his editorial, JBC’s senior editor David Powlison recounts how it was also forty years ago that he had first experience of biblical counseling. He observed as John Bettler (CCEF’s first executive director) counseled a young man. “I was won over,” Powlison says, “by witnessing how skillfully, lovingly, and relevantly biblical counseling could touch a struggler.” Hear more about this experience and how CCEF continues to be persuaded that conscious Christian faith, deftly applied, is what makes our counsel faithful.