Addicted to Religion: What happens when someone compulsively misuses prayer life, church attendance, ministry activity, or theology? How does religion go bad – coming to serve as a source of self-righteousness, as a strategy for anxiety reduction, or as plain old magic? Jesus skillfully undoes each effect of bad religion, and teaches us to counsel in his footsteps.
This lecture is from the 2008 CCEF National Conference, “The Addict in Us All.” Complete audio of this conference is available here.
David Powlison serves as CCEF’s executive director, as a faculty member, and as senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary.