The question posed for the assignment asked students to reflect on the question, “Why God?” Specifically, the question is related to the general understanding of the biblical God and how God is perceived in your personal experience, church, and community. In what way(s) did you resonate with the authors’ research and conclusions? I have come to the conclusion that I am still new to Christianity and learning the various levels in which God plays, as well as those levels in which I react to Him. I researched the book a little more and came across the website by the authors for the book, www.thearda.com. The information was broken a little easier for me to understand and apply.
* Action If I was speaking with a friend, I would most definitely tell them to keep God at the forefront of their lives. I would proceed by asking them how things have worked out on their own without praying on their situation. Often times when we do things without asking for God’s help, we make a mess of things in my opinion. I would encourage them to seek God’s word for the bible has the answers to the problems that we face today. I believe that integrating theology and psychology into practice can be attained and can benefit the client greatly.
The author asks if integration is necessary and what are the differences and similarities between the two. The book spoke about Christianity and Science and how they have been both allies and enemies and that the church has had to adapt over the years. Disagreements between the two always creep up. This is also the case with psychology and Christianity. The author examines the historical context of the integration of psychology and Christianity.
Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: 4-MAT Review Summary This paper will review Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: An Introduction to Worldview Issues, Philosophical Foundations, and Models of Integration by David Entwistle. The book introduces the foundation for integration by exploring the historical tension that existed between faith and science. Historically, these two realms have viewed as enemies with tensions growing stronger since the Enlightenment. Throughout history the disciplines of psychology and theology have often been used in tandem to aid society, cure individuals, and advance knowledge to improve delivery of services. When looking at integration of psychology and theology,
Argument for Integration Integrative Approaches To Psychology And Christianity 4-MAT Review Krishunna Pearson Liberty University Online Summary Our text Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity by David N. Entwistle (2010) introduces an idea that psychology and Christianity are at odds with each another. The reader is challenged to compare and contrast the notion of theology and psychology existing together. Within the pages of the text, the reader is presented with different foundations for them both. One focuses on faith while the other focuses on truth. It is here that Entwistle makes a statement that sets the tone for the rest of the book “The interaction of psychology and theology is virtually inevitable due to
In each of these areas he debunks the traditional question of “Should counselors pray (or use Scripture, confront sin, etc) with clients?” and instead asks the more sensitive and discerning question of, “Which forms of prayer (scripture, sin, confrontation, etc) should be used with which clients and under which circumstances?” (p. 65). He provides in depth definitions and explanations as to how each of these interventions apply to both the counselor and the client and can lead to true healing in all three aspects of the client’s life. The conclusion of the book identifies McMinn’s (1996) concept of the multitasking counselor. He defines multitasking as a counselor who can consider the three different psychological categories (psychology, theology, and spirituality) of the client’s mental health at a time. He states, “The most effective Christian counselors are able to process several ideas simultaneously” (p. 269).
I chose the concept of mental illness from a Christian point of view, based upon my teachings and understanding from a Christian point of view. Throughout history, the people who founded hospitals, homes and assistance were all church-related. However, churches throughout time have not all been supportive. Many churches viewed mental illness as demonic possession, and some fundamentalists still believe so today. With readings from the text book, my bible a book called kingdom Minded by Dr Miles Monroe along with several articles from online, I came to a conclusion that they all in some way apply and respond to mental illness in different ways.
A 4-MAT Review: Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity Bruce E. Johnson Liberty University Summary David Entwistle (2010) in his book Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, examines the struggle between psychology and Christianity. Entwistle accomplishes this by looking at the historical tension between the two areas, examining each of the schools of thought in relation to human development, and promoting the belief that the two schools may be viewed as complementary and not as polar opposites. This belief system appears to be based on the beliefs of Harry Blamires who discusses the difference in secular thinking and Christian thinking. Entwistle states “Blamires helps us to see that we can learn from ‘secular’ sources while framing our thinking with a Christian worldview and applying knowledge with Christian concern” (Entwistle, 2010). It is from this point that Entwistle begins his discussion into the topic of integration with these two distinct fields that appear to be worlds apart.
Maurice Orlando Anderson Reflection Paper 2 THEO 104 38B JULY 2, 2013 Introduction: As I sit back and think about what topics to write about I realize while taking this course I have learned a lot of things about my Christian faith and certain principles that I would like to address. The two topics I would like to address would be Temptation, Teaching/Instruction. I will try my best to sum up these two topics to the best of my ability. I have been tempted to do many things throughout my life hanging with the wrong people but by the grace of God He pulled me through all my trials and tribulations. Section One- Temptation Theological Definition: Our Lord was in this way tempted in the wilderness.