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In the last issue we began discussing the Secondary Dominant Domains™ of IRBC’s philosophical model of counseling. The Secondary Dominant Domains™ consist of the Environmental Domain™ and the Productive Domain™. Within the Environmental Domain™ are three different realms: The Spiritual, Social, and Physical. Last time we looked at the Spiritual Realm. In this article we […]

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\We are now ready to discuss the third foundational principle underlying IRBC’s philosophy of counseling: God sovereignly superintends over the Spectrum of Environments,™ using them at times to specifically create problems in people’s lives. This principle is largely what one of the domains within the Secondary Dominant Domains™ is built upon. The domain being referenced […]

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The Seven Foundational Principles Listed We are now ready to begin our accelerated studies in the basics of biblical counseling. The counseling instruction you receive will be divided into two parts: philosophy and methodology. There are seven core principles underlying IRBC’s philosophy of biblical counseling—principles that will help you build for yourself a philosophy of […]

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Humanism

n earlier articles we have discussed the concerns of IRBC’s founding elders about the corrupted elements of culture and how these elements are being seen in increasing measure within the visible church. Thus far we have considered various aspects of these elements under the headings of hedonism and liberalism. Both of these systems of thought […]

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Secular Psychology – a Pseudoscience?

Introduction Today in America, we live in a culture blighted with the same basic problem as the historic city of Athens. Our nation, as that city, has become a nation full of idols. Even as Paul was distressed that the overarching thought life of the citizens of Athens was characterized by a mind-set that denied […]

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A Balanced Approach to Spiritual Warfare

The title of this article would seem to indicate to the reader that there exists among Christians today an unbalanced approach to the whole matter of spiritual warfare. After researching the matter personally in conjunction with some of my doctoral studies in Biblical counseling, it has become apparent that such is the case. There is […]

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Book Review: Christians Get Depressed Too

Book Review: Christians Get Depressed Too By David Murray ISBN: 978-1-60178-100-0 Published by Reformation Heritage Books (2010) $7.50 Statistics show that nearly 20.9 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, suffer from depression (i.e. have a mood disorder). A number of these suffering […]

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Liberalism

The lack of a proper reverence for God’s name and irreverent worship are not the only things that should concern us as we take a realistic look at the portrait of the visible church of our time. We should be equally concerned about the lack of respect for God’s Word. God’s Word is not being […]

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