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Since We Last Spoke: Counseling Biblical Counselors

Updates to past Pacific Standard print stories.
(Photo: Volker Mohrke)

(Photo: Volker Mohrke)

In our September/October 2014 issue, Kathryn Joyce wrote about the rise of biblical counseling, which has replaced secular therapy for many conservative Christians. But as the New York Times reported in late November, “Evangelical leaders are increasingly opening up about family suicides, their own clinical depression and the relief they have received from psychiatric medication.” The Times reported that a high-ranking official in a large Baptist denomination is nudging seminaries to embrace mental health training informed by secular practices.

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