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The Editors
Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter
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MARCH Update
Notes

Dear Friends,

When the original version of PsychoHeresy: The Psychological Seduction of Christianity was published, we were still in the biblical counseling movement (BCM). The dedication page of the book says, “To Jay E. Adams who has continually promoted and counseled the truth of Scripture rather than the psychological opinions of men.” Prior to publishing PsychoHeresy we wrote How to Counsel from Scripture, published by Moody Press. Shortly after these two books came out, we discovered that the high regard we had for biblical counseling was mistakenly misplaced in that most biblical counseling followed the psychological counseling format of sin-saturated conversations. In response to that disappointing discovery, we wrote Against “Biblical Counseling”: For the Bible (ABC), in which we criticized some of the leaders of the BCM and gave reasons why they should not be followed. ABC was not a wholesale rejection of the BCM, but only some of its leaders.

It was not until later that we came to a full realization that all the leaders in the BCM, whose counseling we reviewed, were guilty of conducting sin-saturated conversations that set standards for others to follow. We discovered this by viewing (DVDs), hearing (audios), and reading written case studies of live counseling that were produced to show forth the efficacy of biblical counseling. However, their very words presented to demonstrate their efficacy instead clearly showed forth how sinful their conversations truly were.

Following that further revelation, we wrote many articles and some books exposing the BCM for what it truly is: a knockoff of the psychological counseling movement. Instead of being truly biblical, the BCM was simply a reflection of psychological counseling with its problem-centered, sin-riddled conversational style mingled in with some Bible teaching. Having come to that conclusion, we asked Moody Press to put our book How to Counsel from Scripture out-of-print, as it supported and recommended the BCM and biblical counseling generally. Moody graciously put it out-of-print and we then took most of the content of that book and wrote Competent to Minister: The Biblical Care of Souls.

The lead article in the current newsletter again reveals that those in the biblical counseling movement actually elicit, engender, and encourage “Sin-Saturated Counseling Conversations.”

Thank you for your support in getting this important message out to both the participants and practitioners of psychological and biblical counseling. 

 Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 23 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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