It is good to be back! I have been on a mini-hiatus for a couple of months preparing for my comprehensive examinations in the PhD. program in Biblical Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and have not had the chance to post any articles.
The Weeks Ahead
I am also excited to report that Johnson University has hired me to teach a course on managing conflict in the local church this fall. As part of that assignment, I am working through some of the books that I will be using in that class. Over the next several weeks I hope to post reflections on some of these texts that will show how biblical counselors, integrationist counselors, and Christian psychologists can engage with the rich reservoir of Christian literature available to them for soul care.
As part of that effort, I will be working through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic Life Together. As I analyze Bonhoeffer’s book, I hope to provide you with some practical connections between the writings of this insightful Lutheran cleric and your everyday clinical and pastoral activities.
An Open Invitation
Incidentally, if there are other classic Christian works related to soul care that you find interesting, please let me know and I will put them on the list. Maybe together, we can bring some of these often overlooked Christian contributions to counseling back to the forefront in our joint efforts to make our counseling distinctively Christian.