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Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

Human Personality

Course Description

Who is God? Who are we? Most everything we do comes from our answers to these questions, so we want to get the answers right. This course will focus especially on the questions Who am I? and Who are we? Since we are made in the image of God, we will also have the pleasure of asking Who is God? The goal is practical theology. We want answers that will inspire, instruct, guide and provide direction for our face-to-face ministry.

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Course Outline

  • Week 1: Course Introduction
  • Week 2: Anthropological Infrastructures & Creation
  • Week 3: Who is God? Who are we?
  • Week 4: Offspring of the King
  • Week 5: Created in God’s Image
  • Week 6: Genesis: The Fall
  • Week 7: We are Naked and Ashamed, Yet Pursued by the Living God
  • Week 8: Life After the Fall: The Effects of Sin
  • Week 9: Life After the Fall: Living in the Story of Exodus
  • Week 10: We are Redeemed and Glorified
  • Week 11: Personality: The Unique Person

About the Professor

edEd Welch is a faculty member at CCEF where he has served for more than 35 years. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology with a neuro-psychology specialty from the University of Utah and an MDiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame, Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.

Required Textbooks for Onsite Students

Required textbooks for onsite students is forthcoming.

Required Textbooks for Online Students

Students must purchase separately, any other required reading is provided with course access.

  • Love’s Executioner by Irving Yalom
  • Collected Writings of John Murray. Vol. 2, Systematic Theology, John Murray, pp. 3-119 (*See information below about a discount for this book.)
  • You will also be required to read a Christian Counseling (i.e., integration/not from CCEF) book of your choosing.

*Banner of Truth, the publisher of Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 2, provides CCEF students a discount on this volume. If you are interested in this discount, please contact Student Services for information after you have registered.

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