Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a unique style of therapy it is one of the most empirically reinforced kinds of therapy utilize for psychological disorders, and Siang-Yang (2007), in “Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” promotes an integration that will provide clients clarity into internal healing. Siang-Yang (2007) provides a clear view and well-considered approach that introduces a Christian approach as to when to be the proper time to integrate the Bible, scriptures, and prayers to be the foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy sessions. The distinctive component of the therapy is initiated with the client when they have self-regulation of religious zeal it is also the responsibility of the client to promote
Introduction A worldview is a particular philosophy or conception an individual develops during one’s lifespan. A biblical worldview is beliefs and principles that are constructed from a biblical framework that help Christians navigate through a life of sin and should be integrated into the many facets of one's life, including personal and professional settings. Christians who attempt to separate their biblical worldview from different aspects of their life may struggle to hold firm in their Christian beliefs. The Bible says in James, “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do” (James, 1:8, New International Version). As an educator, I have a responsibility to influence young people positively.
Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration by David N. Entwistle covers an extremely topical and controversial issue of whether psychology and theology can be successfully integrated into contemporary counseling practice. In fact, the author starts his book by emphasizing that psychology and Christianity have been largely considered as mutually incompatible and exclusive. However, Entwistle (2010) does not agree with this idea and supposes that faith can be an integral component of all daily activities, including counseling practice. Entwistle provides an in-depth look at both and extends a way to model the two in such a way they supplement
It turns out that, after reviewing Entwistle’s (2010) integration models, I would be a cross between the Enemies (Christian Combatant) and Colonists models. It is true that I am suspicious of philosophies developed by man versus God’s divine inspiration. My major concern was that Positive Psychology might influence clients to seek answers, only from within themselves, rather than from prayer and spiritual disciples. However, I would now favorably consider the fact that “Psychology…can be useful to illustrate what Scripture tell us” (Entwistle, 2010, p.
A series of sermons put together of a central message of his life. This is what All of Grace written by C.H. Spurgeon is all about. In a short, but impactful book, the grace of God is explained in a way that all can understand. The book opens with a short biography of Spurgeon, and then he begins to speak about grace using bible verses and illustrations in order to help others understand it.
I begin to reflect about a song that may be playing, wondering why this song has the “Christian” label when the song does not give glory to the God that I believe in. Most of the songs that I have encountered with this issue are in the contemporary Christian genre such as Christian rock and Christian pop. My opinion towards
John Winthrop 's sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” serves as an imaginative framework for which individuals must follow in order to create a better community— a community that is unified by the will of God. Two hundred years later in ‘Song of Myself”, Walt Whitman imagines a new community with a new set of guidelines. He emphasizes the importance of individuality and equality. Whitman’s vision is used as a lens through which Winthrop 's sermon is read. Although Whitman would agree with Winthrop that within a community there is a unifying force created by the individuals, he would argue that Winthrop’s imaginings of having a community modeled after god is not adequate because it will result in unfairness.
Christianity explains salvation as redemption by God’s grace through faith from unrighteousness and sins to Cleanliness, also known as Salvation. The Bible explores salvation in different perspectives including reconciliation, redemption, ransom, forgiveness, and justification. Even though the Bible is a unitary book, the new and the old testaments present salvation in different aspects. However, the different aspects are complementary. In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation that was fulfilled in the New Testament (Kärkkäinen 87).
Similar, to a southern conservative who learns how to behave in society, based on what they have considered socially accepted that was derived from religion. Conservatives maintain proper ethics from the lessons of the Holy Bible that teaches them right from wrong. This is the sociological idea that religion establishes moral proscriptions for behaviors. In the article “Dilemmas of Conservatism” Muller states, “Conservatives often appeal to traditions… emotional hold of such traditions, adding emotional weight to moral prescriptions” (56). Muller is describing the importance of religion to a conservative’s role in life.
Chaplains could teach students spiritual care from their perspective, therefore assisting students to broader views of spiritual care when practising in the clinical area and to recognise when they need to refer spiritual care to them. In contrast in Van Leeuwen (2008) the students’ vision of holistic nursing care influenced their scoring on the subscale ‘referral to professionals’. This outcome suggested that students think spiritual care must first be addressed by pastors, hospital chaplains and other disciplines, and when nurses assess a patient’s spiritual problem or needs, they should refer the patient to an expert and not provide the care themselves. This outcome could also confirm the frequent ambiguity detected in nurses’ sense of responsibility for spiritual care (McSherry 2007, Van Leeuwen et al. 2006), which has led to a lack of clarity about the position of the subject of spirituality within nursing.