Critique Crabb and Hawkins

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Crabb & Hawkins Critique of Biblical Counseling Liberty University Introduction Larry Crabb and Ron Hawkins use many approaches to explaining/demonstrating models for guiding the counseling process. As student, I will critique similarities and differences between Crabb’s Biblical counseling and Hawkins counseling process. Crabb gives four approaches to integrating psychology and theology (Crabb, 1977). The first approach is called “Separate but equal,” and says that scripture deals with spiritual and theological problems which involves Christian belief and practice (Crabb, 1997 p 34). The second approach is “tossed Salad,” it demonstrates mixing several ingredients together in a bowl to create a tasty blend (Crabb, 1997 p 35). The third approach is “Nothing Buttery,” these individuals, theologians, and psychologists neatly handle the problem of integration by disregarding psychology altogether. “Nothing Buttery,” says nothing but grace, nothing but Christ, nothing but faith, and nothing but the word, everything else doesn’t matter. The fourth, and last approach is called “Spoiling The Egyptians,” it comes from the Biblical story when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, He took freely the goods of the Egyptians to sustain God’s people on their journey to the promised land. God approved of this spoiling (taking from), and also planned for it to happen and intervened to make it happen (Crabb, 1997 p 47). This spoiling in today’s society allows a therapist/counselor use both theology and psychology techniques in therapy. Crabb also shares with us his model of personality structure such as: our conscious mind, unconscious mind,

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