There are several different approaches to counseling people from a Christian perspective. One form that is gaining influence among Christians is the Christian Psychology movement. What is the background to that movement, what is its theology, and how can we biblically evaluate it? These are some of the questions our associate pastor, Keith Palmer, recently answered in an essay posted on the website of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
He introduces the article this way:
Christian Psychology (CP) is a unique form of psychology which seeks to develop a distinctly Christian model for understanding the human condition. CP represents one of several ways that Christians have attempted to think about the connection between Christianity and psychology. Today, CP does not describe an established Christian system of psychological understanding so much as it represents a loose movement of psychologists, counselors, theologians, and Christian philosophers who seek to develop such a psychology. When Christian psychologists refer to the development of a uniquely Christian psychology, they mean a comprehensive understanding of the nature of human beings from a Christian viewpoint.
Read the rest of the article here: Christian Psychology: An Introduction & Biblical Analysis.