In making sure that the secular psychology principles align with biblical thinking the biological issues seem to be forgotten. While it is optimal that every human’s make up consist of all the right parts, not every personality will come to counseling complete due to external circumstances and life’s path in general. Hawkin’s model implies that every human beings make-up contains a complete personality and the core is influenced by the Holy Spirit. This is a weakness because only a Christian’s core has the ability to be influenced by the Holy Spirit. It is more reasonable to lean towards Crabb’s model in this area because he discusses the development of maturity in the Christian walk.
Situation ethics does have rules and principles to abide by. However, situationists are allowed to set these general rules aside if it seems more loving to do so. Situational ethics is a teleological theory as it is mainly concerned with the outcome and if this outcome is the most loving thing. Fletcher argued that “loves decisions are made situationally not prescriptively” this statement can be accounted for by the actions of Jesus Christ himself. Christianity teaches that people should not work on the day of Sabbath as God himself didn’t and that it should be the day of rest.
Perhaps this should also be the goal of every Christian, even if he or she is not in an active counseling role. One element of the Brief Christian Counseling model that is somewhat surprising is that, “Counselors maintain some ethical and legal responsibility long after the counseling relationship ends” (Ohlschlager & Clinton, 2005, 92). While I recognize the need for being accountable for the guidance given to the client, it could be concerning for the counselor if the client is no longer participating with that counselor and then commits violence or any other law violation. At some point, personal responsibility on the part of the client should be the determining factor, not finger pointing at the
The third criteria is transience, meaning it is temporary and cannot be sustained, although its effects may last a long time. Lastly, the experience must be passive, it isn’t initiated by the individual but rather they have a sense that something is acting upon them. James suggests that religious experience may be seen as ‘psychological phenomena’, therefore possessing not divine quality. Ultimately, though, James does not desire to disprove the possibility of divine involvement in metaphysical occurrences. He argues that we should all be open to the possibility of religious experiences due to the similar nature of these events, despite cultural barriers.
Colonialists place "...the book of God's Word over the book of God's Works, and theology over psychology." (Entwistle, 2010, p. 145). Neutral parties keep psychology and theology separate for fear that one will contaminate the other. And then there are Allies, those who believe that both psychology and theology belong to God and that "all truth is God's truth". They believe in total integration and know and respect the two books of God.
I note one weakness of his argument in regard to his observation if the inseparability of the Kung’s everyday life and their religion, compared to western societies. Katz states that for the Kung religion is an inseparable aspect of their everyday life. However even the term inseparable is inaccurate as it implies that there are two entities to be separated. There is no distinction between their spiritual beliefs and their everyday life. They are one and the same.
Bill Maher is a smart individual but an agnostic can only promote what they know which means not very much when it comes to religion. Bill Maher said “Rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price.” To me having a meaning and a reason to
Note: Course content may be changed, term to term, without notice. The information below is provided as a guide for course selection and is not binding in any form, and should not be used to purchase course materials. COURSE SYLLABUS PACO 507 THEOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY IN COUNSELING COURSE DESCRIPTION An examination of the content, comprehensiveness, and validity of several counseling theories that have been developed by prominent Christian counselors. (Formerly PACO 600). RATIONALE Counselors may find assistance with the development of higher levels of competency when they understand the content of and identify the strengths and weaknesses of several well-known approaches to counseling proposed by Christian authors and practitioners.
Many people would not agree that Christianity and theology cannot be integrated, but in actuality it can. This book helps the reader understand the basics of what psychology and theology is and how it can be integrated beautifully if you take the right steps and don’t remain open minded to your view of the world. Worldview, as defined by Entwistle, is “a set of presuppositions which we hold about the basic make-up of the world” (Entwistle, 2010 p.56). Our worldview assumptions whether it is true or not, plays a major role in how we relate psychology and Christianity. Every individual will have their own truth because the lens through which they see the world is biased.
Christian love must be guided by the moral teachings of scripture and the church. Sierra Brocks November 5, 2009 Experience Relations I do not believe that Foreman Audience can relate to the experience he present. The experience that he presents to his audience is not a experience of his own. Therefore, he does not have the passion to include in order to give his readers a more vivid picture of the situation. In order to write about an experience, one has to feel strong and have passion to really get through to the audience.