4-MAT Review of Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling By Mark McMinn Gary Howell # 919 429-2067 Liberty University March 29 2013 4-MAT Review of Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Summary In Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling (McMinn, 1996), the author discusses both the spiritual lives of Christian counselors as well as what happens behind closed doors in counseling. One of the best descriptions of what Christian counseling should look like is explained by McMinn. McMinn (1996, pp. 5-6) in the first chapter: This book focuses on the integration of Christian theology, psychological and spirituality, teaching how to apply spiritual techniques that can be used in a therapeutic setting in order to help the client spiritual health, whereby the clients can be helped to grow both spiritually and emotionally. This book is centered on the truth of Christ and deliberately focuses the counselor maintaining their Christian belief as they implement their counseling methods.
The Power of God Contrell Shumate Sr. Liberty University The Power of God Introduction As I begin to study in the subject of theology 104, it was very interesting in learning about the power of God and how it applies in our life. Within this reflection paper, I will be pointing out three areas of theology that is important in the learning of God. The first principle that I will be talking about, is did Jesus claimed to be God? The second principle is does the Bible have authority? And last but not least, why are personal testimonies important in sharing the gospel?
As a Christian our lives are to serve and obey God’s Laws his commandments and the purpose is to get into heaven. This and now is only a test to see if your worthy to enter and inherit his praise. In conclusion: The overall view of this module I learned about the Christian Worldview and how Christianity is viewed in the world. The Bible timeline open thoughts on my own beliefs, and knowing that I am a Christian and find more about my personal views. The detail outline really made me focus on critical thinking of GOD and what I truly believe in accordance to worldview and notice that majority of my commitments are consistent with the beliefs of Christian Theism.
There are lots of different interpretations of which source of morality is the greatest for use within the contemporary world. There are also two main categories these sources fall into; intellectual or instinctual. The Bible “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, in order that the man of God may be fully qualified, equipped for every good work.” For orthodox Protestants (Jehovah’s witnesses) and Evangelical Christians they affirm the Bible, first and foremost, as the inspired narrative of God's loving plan of redemption for His creation. These sects of Christianity tend to believe that the Bible is the only method that should be used when making ethical decisions, with writer Carl F. H. Henry calling ‘biblical ethics’ ‘Christian ethics.’ There is a diversity of approaches in the Bible which Christians can use to make ethical decisions; the Old Testament which includes the Decalogue, many of which have been applied in practical law today (‘thou shalt not kill’); and the New Testament involving the teachings of Jesus and St. Paul and the Golden Rule (‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’). The Bible is the witness to the central events of the Christian faith.
The concept of discipleship counseling is explained and compared with similar authors. The central significance of the Spirit of God, the Word of God and the Church of God is discussed with emphasis upon the Spirit of God. Connection is made between Anderson’s model and the concentric circles presented by Hawkins. A. Spiritual Wickedness The apostle Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, “ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12, KJV).
Crabb’s concepts of the self-seeking behavior and the biblical behavior coming from one’s own will and how it affects compassion was what caught my eye and stuck with me. This will help me to determine the need for maturity or the constructs of Christianity within clients. I also related to the layering illustration of the Hawkin’s model because I am a visual
2. The Bible is a revelation of God in that God chooses to use it in working salvation in the believing community. 3. The Bible is a revelation of God in that the Bible tells us about God (Couch, 2009, p4.). The essential or main responsibility of evangelical theology is defining the divine transcendence immanence within the faith shared as a believing society within a specified literary context.
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).
Assignment on Theology, church and worship Case study, ‘Assemble’ a gathering together of participating persons, constitutes the most basic symbol of Christian worship’ (Gordon Lathrop Holy people p. 21). How does the practice of Christian Worship express ecclesial identity? Introduction: Gordon Lathrop applies liturgical theology on his book Holy Things, giving much importance to all components of worship and how it is linked to the notion of ‘church’. As community and assembly are principally emphasized, Saint Augustine (354-430) does pronounce a sacrament to be a noticeable apparent outline of a deep concealed grace; also, the Eucharist appears to be the most fundamental sacrament given that Catholics regard it as a means of mercy and blessing to those who experience and accept the holy body and blood of Jesus through the bread and wine, also referred to as thanksgiving. In the story of Emmaus, two men identified Jesus as he broke the bread (symbolic action that represents his breaking body on the cross) before sharing it with the other disciples.
Comparison Paper 1 – Crabb PACO 507: Theology and Spirituality in Counseling Anjannette Williams April 2015 LOU Dr. Steven Warren, Professor Comparison Paper 1 Primary goal Dr. Crabb has a desired outcome of integrating/developing a biblical counseling model gracefully into the local church (p.16). The goal of biblical counseling should be to help Christians advance in maturity and to become like Christ. Crabb’s goal is to integrate and develop biblical counseling model gracefully into the local church (p.16). Development of problems and personal need It is important for Christian counselors to retain a level of sensitivity for the selfish nature of those needing counseling. Counselors must differentiate between needs