On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Ernie Baker about how a biblical lens can help us to rightly evaluate the study of psychology, what discernment looks like practically as a practice in biblical counseling, along with his book, Biblical Counseling and the Psychologies (Shepherds Press, 2023), among other topics in this new Equipping You in Grace show.
What you’ll hear in this episode
- How a biblical lens can help us to rightly evaluate the study of psychology.
- The relationship between presuppositional apologetics and biblical counseling and how this thinking works itself out in practice in biblical counseling.
- Why biblical counseling is not against medicine or doctors.
- What discernment looks like practically as a practice in biblical counseling.
- What cognitive behavioral psychology is and why should Christians be concerned about it.
- What trauma informed theory is and why Christians should be concerned about it.
About Today’s Guest
Ernie has the privilege of being the Pastor of Counseling at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Florida and helps oversee The Grace Center for Biblical Counseling. He is also the chair of the on-line degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. He has contributed to numerous books and is the author of Marry Wisely, Marry Well, a blueprint for personal preparation and Help! I’m in a Conflict (both by Shepherd Press). Ernie is a Fellow with The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and a Conciliator with The Institute for Christian Conciliation.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.