Consider: Speaking Truth in Love

“We must allow biblical theology to shape how we approach counseling, not the Christianization of secular approaches.”

Cavman Considers

A friend asked me today about Crabb’s book Connections.  I referred him to David Powlison’s book Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community.  They have a similar vision, but somewhat different approaches to that vision.  I’ll focus on Powlison, since I just finished reading this book.

David Powlison does not see counseling as the guarded territory of “professionals”.  He has a vison, from Ephesians 4, of counseling taking place in “mutually constructive” relationships.  What this does is place counseling back into the relationships you already have, or should have, so it is more natural and a function of mutual discipleship. 

This may sound strange to many people, but we are to have relationships in which we lovingly speak the truth into one another’s lives.  The problem really is that we have bought into a false vision of the church.  It is the place, not so much the counselor’s…

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The Truth Of God: Is It Subjective or Objective?

Objective in Faith

Biblical Proof

SUBJECTIVE: relating to or determined by the mind as the subject of experience  b : characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind

OBJECTIVE: of, relating to, or being an object, phenomenon, or condition in the realm of sensible experience independent of individualthought and perceptible by all observers.

There are many who profess that the truth of God is in the eye of the beholder. What is truth for one is not truth for the other. In other words, to them, truth is subjective. If truth is to be a standard, it must be the same for everyone. Col 3:25 Truth isn’t fair if it varies from person to person, or from situation to situation. Nevertheless, what sayeth the scripture? Gal 4:30

Truth Is Known & Revealed

Jesus said to his disciples, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17…

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