Category: Addiction, Audio

The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Counseling

From the series: Addictions (SI17)

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This workshop studies the Biblical concept of the Fear of the LORD. We will define the term, explore its centrality to discipleship counseling both for the counselor and counselee and discuss how to teach this as the core foundation of counseling.

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  • George Scipione
    Dr. George Scipione (1946–2020) was involved with biblical counseling for half a century. He received a doctorate in biblical counseling from Whitefield Theological Seminary. From 1982 to 2006, he was the director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) in San Diego, CA. He developed the program that IBCD uses to train pastors and laymen in biblical counseling. He taught those classes on five continents. Dr. Scipione also had forty-four years of pastoral experience in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He pastored churches in New Jersey, California, and South Carolina. For ten years, he directed the Biblical Counseling Institute of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He and his wife, Eileen. were married in 1972 and have five children and two grandchildren.
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