Psychologists get it right for once!!!

One thing that really irritates me is the way the church seems to like being 50 years or more behind the world. Just as the church is embracing Freudian theory much of the psychiatric world is rejecting it for biological and psychological theories.Freudian theory can produce victims who blame others, and the experiences they have been through for the mess they are in. The essence of all cognitive theories is that we are not controlled by events,but by the meanings we give to events. -ed … [Read more...]

Preaching

We must study how to convince and get within men Reformed PastorSee the category page for more posts on preaching or visit the sermons page to view or download sermons. … [Read more...]

Pastor or counsellor?

Mental health professioals necessarily act as prophet-theologians who define human nature and the meaning of life while typicaly excising God.They...shepherd the human soul to find refuge in itself, in other people, and in psychoactive medication, because they construct a universe baen of the living God....What kind of thing do these..'professionals' in counselling actually do? Church work. David Powlison j.bib.counselling, 2000,19,19ff … [Read more...]

Ephesians 4 ministries explained

Thinking further about Terry Virgo's quote "a pastor loves people and the teacher loves books'" I thought it could be helpfully reworded and expanded.A Pastor loves Christians A Teacher loves books An Evangelist loves non-Christians A Prophet loves God An Apostle loves the ChurchClearly we need church leaders who do all these things. Equally clearly, each of our leaders will inevitably focus more on one of these aspects than the others. Without them all (and I definitely include the … [Read more...]

No proof mental illness rooted in biology

No proof mental illness rooted in biology There is loads of evidence of biological casuality of some mental illnesses. I have seen too many peoples lives improved by medication to want to go down this line! … [Read more...]

Revival in a picture found at Wesley cottage

Just minutes from the busy A30 in Cornwall lies an amazing little cottage that Wesley stayed in several times. It is now known as Wesley Cottage There is an unusual feel to the place- part shrine to the memory, part place of worship, part threshold of revival. A priceless picture is there which appears to be based at least on verbal memory of the events of the Wesleys preaching in a pit also in Cornwall.I love the imagery of this picture with the dark clouds of ignorance hanging over the … [Read more...]


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