Topic: Curriculum @ Chrisitan Univ. vs. Secular
My topic is determining why, or why not, Christian Univ. and Seminaries are choosing to use “secular” counseling courses in their curricula rather than the Bible or known Christian authors. I have contacted about 20 universities that differ in their beliefs and rationale. There are numerous books written on this subject, which I have not read all, but know they exist. The Chair of my department left to my discretion the validity of proving if there is a legitimate reason for this choice. So far, my research has only proven that they either believe that the mind can be retrained/healed through secular methodology, and healing “emotions” is no different than healing the flu; or they firmly believe that there is no room in Christian counseling for foolish secular models such as Adler, Freud, Ellis, June, Piaget, Erickson, etc., and the Bible is where emotional healing comes from. I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS HYPOTHESIS CAN BE PROVEN. Some schools have FAITH AND BELIEVE IN GOD’S ABILITY TO HEAL SUPERNATURALLY, both body and soul. I believe in God’s ability to heal emotions, not science. I believe a doctor can give an antibiotic, and if it’s God’s will for them to be healed, they will. I believe that also God can heal as well. Most Christians run to the doctor’s office before seeking God’s healing power. I’m not trying to make a case for either, but to determine why Christian colleges use secular methods to counsel with emotionally hurting individuals. IF THIS IS NOT A TOPIC THAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH, AND CAN WORK WITH ME, THEN PLEASE DO NOT WASTE BOTH OUR TIME AND MONEY. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A CASE, OR A POINT, THAT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS SHOULD AVOID SECULAR MODELS AND USE ONLY THE BIBLE AND STUDIES FROM BIBLICAL AUTHORS, AND LEAVE SECULAR STUDIES TO SECULAR SCHOOLS. CAN YOU BUILD A CASE FOR THIS? I HAVE NOT Written anything. I have done basic research and some reading, but I am clueless on Turabian, or how to put my thoughts on paper. CAN YOU DO THIS?