Throwback Thursday: David Powlison Interview, Part 2

Like many, I have a great appreciation for David Powlison. He is a world-class counselor, author and speaker, who has taught me about the application of the gospel in life and counseling like no one else. If you don’t know David, I highly recommend all his books. Check out his most recent book, Good and Angry; Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness.

Several years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing David. We recently came across these interviews as we were going through the archives and I was reminded of how much grace and wisdom David has to impart. I hope you benefit as much from these interviews as I did.

Throwback Thursday: David Powlison Interview, Part 1

Like many, I have a great appreciation for David Powlison. He is a world-class counselor, author and speaker, who has taught me about the application of the gospel in life and counseling like no one else. If you don’t know David, I highly recommend all his books. Check out his most recent book, Good and Angry; Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness. Several years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing David. We recently came across these interviews as we…

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Looking upon the Goodness of God in the Land of the Living

“I believe I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of living!” Psalm 27:13 How about you? What are you expecting in 2017? Psalm 27 can serve us as we consider the year to come. The psalm describes David’s ambition (27:1–6) and David’s expectation (27:7–14). Last week we considered David’s sole ambition in Psalm 27:4. This week it would serve us to consider his expectation in 27:13. As the first half of the Psalm describes David’s resolve to gaze…

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The Purpose in the Unexpected and Upsetting

“We should not be too taken aback when unexpected and upsetting and discouraging things happen to us now. What do they mean? Simply that God in his wisdom means to make something of us which we have not attained yet, and he is dealing with us accordingly. Perhaps he means to strengthen us in patience, good humor, compassion, humility or meekness, by giving us some extra practice in exercising these graces under especially difficult conditions. Perhaps he has new lessons…

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Momentous Knowledge for the New Year

The other day I mentioned that Knowing God by J.I. Packer is the one book I reread every year. This excerpt is one of the reasons why: What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlines it–the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in…

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