Monthly Archives: May 2015

Robert Roberts on the common effectiveness of different psychotherapies despite the approach or expertise of the therapist

So therapies are therapeutically effective; this result of the studies spurs us on to integrate their therapeutic power into the work of Christian ministry. But two other cumulative results of the scientific literature on psychotherapy outcomes raise serious questions about … Continue reading

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Charles Spurgeon on the missionary call: “The Mission languishes for want of men.”

Speaking to the students of the pastor’s college of which he was president, Spurgeon remarked: We ought not to put it on this foot,–not, “Can I prove that I ought to go?” but, “Can I prove that I ought not to go?” … Continue reading

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John Frame: The work of science is far more than merely “checking out the facts.”

Frame outlines the scientific method as such:  “Experiment. Observe. Measure. Gradually, observed facts will accumulate into a dependable body of knowledge.” However, a page or so later he states. The “popular understanding of the scientific method” that we mentioned earlier is … Continue reading

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