OCD and Biblical Counseling: Quote

"As above, a major obstacle for the Biblical Counseling movement is comprised of the facts that neither biblical attestation nor empirical findings demonstrate the truthfulness of a psycho-hamartiological theory of symptom-etiology, and that OCD is effectively treated in non-Christian populations with the use of"secular" interventions (i.e., Ex/RP; Barlow, 2014; Williams, Powers & Foa, 2012). Such facts require honest investigation into the real effectiveness of BiblicalCounseling for the treatment OCD in…

St. Augustine’s Literary Praxis and The Beautiful

*This is not a "counseling" related paper, rather a reflective theological paper written when I was in seminary. St. Augustine's Literary Praxis and The Beautiful In what ways does Augustine‚Äôs view of beauty influence his understanding of God in relation to the Christian life in his Confessions? When talking about beauty we can easily fall…

In order to really understand, we need to listen, not reply. We need to listen long and attentively. In order to help anybody to open his heart we have to give him time, asking only a few questions, as carefully as possible in order to help him better explain his experience. - Paul Tournier

I am From Poem

This is an "I Am From Poem" written for an assignment in my multiculturalism class.  It's not Shakespeare, but it captures the purpose of the poem. I Am From Poem I am from Appalachian hills graced with Magnolias and Balsam trees, Blue ridge mountains and forest green hued leaves, Sun soaked lawn chairs and balmy…