Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Louis Brighton

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Corinthians 3:5-6; 1 Samuel 9:9; 1 Timothy 1:20; 1 Timothy 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Timothy 4:11; 1 Timothy 4:3; 1 Timothy 5:23; 1 Timothy 5:7; 1 Timothy 6:2; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 2 Timothy 2:9; 2 Timothy 3:17; Acts 20:28; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:4; Galatians 6:1-2; Galatians 6:4-5; Romans 8:11; Titus 1:14;


Thus this paper seeks to define a balanced position between psychology and theology and between secular counseling and counseling by those with theological training. This is done in a general overview. But going beyond the definition of these terms and the relationship of theology to psychology, the author seeks to set forth some counseling methods or terms that Paul uses in his two letters to Timothy. The purpose of this paper is to set forth these principals to aid us in the area of pastoral counseling.

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