- Sun, Mar 28, 2010
- Culture and Worldview
Excerpted from “Integration or Inundation?” in Power Religion—The Selling out of the Evangelical Church, 205-207.
The church was weak where psychology was strong. The current breakout of psychology into the evangelical mainstream began in the minds and practices of Christian psychotherapists impressed with that relative weakness and strength. Evangelicals sought to redress the church’s weakness by engaging in psychotherapies. But the conversion process has gone the wrong way. Instead of portraying the biblical vision of people first to the church and then to psychologists, integrationists imported secular visions into Christianity. Personality theory, psychopathology, health, and therapeutic change have ...