The Biblical Counseling Department is hosting a Coffee, Cookies和 Counseling event! This event allows students to hear about topics and ask questions concerning issues related to counseling and how the Scriptures addresses these issues (all around coffee and cookies of course!). The panelist will be Kim Bailey who brings her experience as a licensed counselor and counsels from a biblical worldview and Dr. 路德·史密斯, Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Undergraduate Biblical Counseling Department who has 8 years experience in counseling 所有 ages from a 圣经 worldview. The main topic for this event is “Trust and Forgiveness,” 怎么样ever 都 panelist will be fielding 和 answering questions from the students also. The date for this event is Thursday, October 25 from 6-7:30 pm in the East 教育 Building (Rm. 129).
Calvary alumni, Patricia Miller 和 Rachel Gorman, are the authors of the recently released book, God’s Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture 和 Encouragement. 太太。磨坊主 graduated from Calvary Theological 修院 in 2000 和 is currently the 圣经 Counseling Department 椅子这里在各各他。雷切尔戈尔曼是她的女儿，2010年毕业于各各。母女联手写一本书，个女人回经文为他们寻求关于生活方式，日常的斗争，关系和更多的答案。 God’s Wisdom for Women is available at christianbook.com, mardel.com, amazon.com和 其他网站 in 都 spiral-bound 和 ebook format.
God’s Wisdom for Women 通过 Patricia Miller 和 Rachel Gorman
The mission statement of Calvary University is as follows: “[准备]基督徒生活和教会，并根据圣经的世界观世界服务......” The 圣经 Counseling Department’s goal for our students has always been to keep our courses engaging, and challenging, so that wherever they go they will be able to rightly handle God’s word, 和 be fully equipped to think critic所有y about the issues in our ever-changing world和 glorify God where He leads them.
为了实现这一目标保持在亚洲城电子游戏圣经辅导部门很荣幸的宣布， 新 courses we will be offering for 2018春季 that will 高light和 strengthen this mission: Ethics in 圣经 Counseling 和 Theological Foundations of 圣经 Counseling.
Ethics in 圣经 Counseling will explore some of the following questions: Why is it important to have a Biblical counseling ethic? What types of problems does it create when one does not consider an ethic when they are serving their counselees? How do the Scriptures relate to what the 圣经 counselor does in the session, such as informed consent, 和 confidentiality? These questions和 more, will be answered in this course. Students will be confident that not they are not 只要 acting ethic所有y, but 圣经, in 怎么样 they serve their counselees as a 圣经 counselor.
Theological Foundations of 圣经 Counseling will examine the theological foundations of Scripture in contrast to worldview of Secular-Humanism 和 Postmodernism. This course will not 只要 make the case that the 圣经 theological foundation is incompatible to the Secular-Humanistic foundation in the area of counseling, but 为什么 它是不兼容的。此外，这门课程也将探讨从辅导之间的异同 时代论 系统和 改革系统。在这个课程结束后，学生将能够检查其他世界观神的话语的光，并观察圣经神学有怎样的 必要 不仅 怎么样 the student is to counsel 圣经, but 为什么 the student is to counsel 圣经.
如果您想了解更多关于这些课程，或任何其它类都在我们的计划，请与我们联系！我们很高兴能提供这两个 新courses to our students at Calvary; as we desire to serve our students和 for the glory of God!
There have been recent discussions about the inequality和 oppression, of women in the United States. With the Women’s March that took place in Washington D.C. on January 21st, this topic has been placed in the national spotlight. Among this crowd were a group of women who believe in the struggle against what they c所有 a “Patriarchal” culture in America. Dina Leygerman, the author of “You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry,” after paying respect to the women she believed paved the way for women’s rights in America wrote the following:
You can make your own choices, speak and be heard, vote, work, control your body, defend yourself, defend your family, because of the women who marched. You did nothing to earn those rights. You were born into those rights. You did nothing, but you reap the benefits of women, strong women, women who fought misogyny and pushed through patriarchy 和 fought for you. And you sit on your pedestal, a pedestal you are fortunate enough to have和 type. A keyboard warrior. A fighter for complacency. An acceptor of what you were given. A denier of facts. Wrapped up in your delusion of equality.
You are not equal. Even if you feel like you are. You still make less than a man for doing the same work. You make less as a CEO, as an athlete, as an actress, as a doctor. You make less in government, in the tech industry, in healthcare.You still don’t have full rights over your own body. Men are still debating over your uterus. Over your prenatal care. Over your choices.You still have to pay taxes for your basic sanitary needs.
Dina Leygerman concluded her letter 通过 writing:
Open your eyes. Open them wide. Because I’m here to tell you, along with millions of other women that you are not equal. Our equality is an illusion. A feel-good sleight of h和. A trick of the mind. I’m sorry to tell you, but you are not equal. And neither are your daughters.
世俗主义, in essence, views human history 无 a consideration of God. A person who holds to a secular worldview, at the very least, is indifferent about the existence of God. Consequently, they observe feminism very differently than one who holds to a 圣经 worldview. Consider these two types of 世俗 feminism: Liberal Feminism 和 Radical Feminism.
Liberal Feminism is described below:
Liberal feminist focus on helping individual women overcome the limits and constraints of their socialization patterns. Liberal feminist argue that women deserve equality because they have the same capabilities as men. These feminist tend to believe the differences between women and men will be less problematic as work 和 social environments become more bias-free (Corey, 2005).
Radical Feminism is characterized as follows:
Radical Feminist focus on the oppression of women that is embedded in the patriarchy and seek to change society through activism…Radical feminists strive to identify and question the many ways in which patriarchy dominates every area including household chores, paid employment, intimate partnerships, violence, and parenting. The major goals are to transform gender relationships, transform societal institutions和 increase women’s sexual 和 procreative determination (Corey, 2005).
These are the philosophies of those who observe feminism from a 世俗世界观。没有上帝，支配他们的想法和态度。结果，他们认为问题存在于社会结构和文化态度 只要。他们还认为，无论是教育，运动，或“父权”制度的彻底推翻是必要的真正的平等然而，有一个人 圣经 worldview observes feminism very differently.
First, the Biblical worldview asserts God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1), and He created male and female in His likeness和 image (Gen. 1:26-27). The very way male and female were formed 通过 God came from the very mind of God. Man 和 woman, according to a 圣经 worldview, 是相等的， 因为男性和女性都是通过谁比他们两个更大的创造者一样塑造，他们承担他的形象和样式创造。
保罗指出，所有的东西“从神起源”（林前11:12）。如果所有的事情找他们对神的血统，那么这个品牌 所有 things (that is, male 和 female according to the context) equal 和 interdependent 彼此。女人从男人来了，因为我们在创世记创建帐户观察。但是，男人在女人的受孕的子宫孕育。谁拥有圣经的世界观的人了解男人和女人都是 都 important和 necessary to bring about physical life.
Third, women were instrumental in serving the body of Christ in many ways in the early church (and even now). One example is Phoebe, who was a fellow servant of the Lord, was a help to many of the saints in the region of Corinth, and even Paul himself (Rom. 16:1-2). A second example was Priscilla, the wife of Aquila, who took Apollos aside with her husband和 explained the Scriptures with greater accuracy to Apollos (Acts 18:24-26). Priscilla, along with her husb和, even risked their own lives for Paul’s sake (Rom. 16:3-4). In addition, godly women were to serve as an example to younger women with the way they lived their life (Tit. 2:4-5).
Fourth, the sacred Scriptures instruct men to love their wives. This is 高lighted with 怎么样 Christ loved the church, who sacrificed Himself for His bride (Eph. 5:23-25; Col. 3:19). Peter cautions that husbands who do not love their wives, and do not live with them in an underst和ing和 honoring way, will have their prayers hindered (1 Pet. 3:7).
Sixth, a 世俗 feminist和 a 圣经 feminist, would 同意 there is injustice against women in the world. However, the 资源不公正的，相比于世俗女权主义的世界观，认为已经被诅咒，败坏的世界，不是由“男尊女卑”的社会，而是通过罪（创3：15-19）。有对妇女的不公正现象的原因在于，全人类是born dead in trespasses 和 sins (Ps. 51:5; Eph. 2:1-2).
The hostility against an almighty, omniscient, Creator, makes us hostile to the people God has fashioned. If you ponder it, we are all “equal opportunity offenders,” who have offended God, and thus have been hostile to mankind, and have all earned His wrath equ所有y. However, Christ has paid the cost, has forgiven men and women for their sins, and rescued them from His wrath (Jn. 3:16). In short, it is the regeneration of the conscience 通过 the Holy Spirit, through the gospel of Christ Jesus 和 His word和 love for one’s neighbor that promotes true equality between the sexes.
Lastly, Jesus Christ, 通过 the Holy Spirit, has also made the saints one in body. It is the Holy Spirit that has joined men 和 women into the body of Christ. Paul wrote there was neither Jew, Greek, slave, free, male, or female和 that 所有 who belong to God are one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28). Paul also wrote believers are a 新的创造 in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). This has everything to do with the unity in the Holy Spirit believers have in Christ, who is Lord and Master. The distinctions of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, cultural position, or even male 和 female orientation, are removed when considering the divine unity和 the glorification that is soon to be revealed in the saints at His Great appearing.
如果我们在基督里的信徒谁订阅了圣经的世界观，我们认为基督教是 只要 真正的女权主义。基督教承认妇女的价值，因为妇女在神的形象和样式造。圣经的世界观承认，我们必须站出来反对有关妇女的不公正，认识世界是罪恶的诅咒之下， 主观 equality is not equality at 所有, but bondage. The 只要 thing that brings true liberation and freedom for women (and men) is the gospel of Christ, and the word of God. The perspective of feminism, apart from a 圣经 worldview, although sincere, may lead to chaos和 hostility between 都 male 和 female.
This spring semester has brought some new faces to Calvary’s student body, faculty和 staff. One of the new, full-time faculty is Dr. Luther Smith, who is now serving as an Assistant Professor of 圣经 Counseling. Dr. 路德·史密斯 recently moved here from California with his wife and daughter. On Wednesday, Dr. Smith spoke in Chapel and encouraged 所有 of us to remember that our God cares. A 新 part of chapel this school year is a question and answer time with the speaker following his message. Dr. Smith fielded questions 和 gave practical answers for applying this truth to our lives.