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scholarship entails and how it can foster a Chri-  Kelvin E. Mutter examines Mindfulness-Based
             stian psychology that is richer and deeper than   Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices and its ap-
             the “modern psychology baptized with Scriptu-     propriateness for use with Christian clients. He
             re” approaches that are prevalent today. Chri-    concludes  that  there  is  an  essential  incompa-
             stian  psychology  will  be  strengthened  if  it  is   tibility in the underlying meanings associated
             informed by various Christian traditions while    with  MBSR  and  Christian  spiritual  practices
             increasing its presence in mainstream psycho-     which  renders  the  “Christianizing”  of  MBSR
             logy. Such scholarship should be persuasive and   techniques inappropriate.
             will play a missional role, even if that is not the   Sharon  Habermann  shares  with  us  how  her
             primary aim. Kosits envisions a discipline foun-  faith has played a role in her work at a secular
             ded firmly upon God, the realization of which     chronic  pain  clinic.  She  is  encouraged  by  the
             will require courage and humility in the face of   openness of the healthcare profession to reco-
             great challenges as we strive to glorify Him.     gnize clients’ spiritual and religious wellbeing
             Relationship is a central concept in both theo-   as an important factor in the process of coping
             logy  and  psychology  and  we  understand  that   and healing. In a subsequent article, she also as-
             man, as an image-bearer of God, is inherently a   sembles a collection of Providence Theological
             relational being. Relational therapy recognizes   Seminary  student  reflections  on  articles  from
             the importance of relationships and, as E. Janet   EMCAPP’s 5th edition (USA). In these papers,
             Warren argues, reflects the relational characte-  students  provide  thoughtful  discourse  about
             ristics of God. The task of the Christian psycho-  inspiration they found in topics related to wor-
             logist, then, is to actively reflect God’s patterns   king out one’s identity as a Christian therapist,
             of relating as an image-bearer in the therapeutic   the  neurological  underpinnings  of  authentic
             relationship. In a second article, E. Janet War-  change, and the implications of multiple ratio-
             ren calls for new metaphorical language to de-    nalities and postmodern skepticism for Christi-
             scribe God’s dealing with sin. As an alternative   an theology and psychology.
             to traditional spiritual warfare language, sin is   Reflecting on his experience as an educator at
             represented as dirt and God exercises authori-    Trinity Western University, John Auxier obser-
             ty over sacred space through cleansing or “holy   ves how the culture of higher education often
             housekeeping”.                                    promotes  an  “obsessive-compulsive  workaho-
             Sam Berg demonstrates how theological positi-     lism”  which  inhibits  student  authenticity.  He
             ons regarding the imago Dei influence the way     then goes on to describe how this lead him to
             we interact with clients. In contrast to original   restructure a course on “Theological Issues in
             sin and total depravity, he argues that we need   Counseling”.  Rather  than  providing  an  over-
             to  see  the  inherent  good  in  people  and  help   view  of  theological  themes  common  to  many
             them to recover the goodness that was in man      client problems, the course instead focussed on
             before the fall. When we do, rather than seeing   the theme of forgiveness. This allowed for de-
             the person as the problem we will begin to see    eper reflection on, and critical evaluation of, a
             a person with a problem and respond accordin-     single area which not only served as a model
             gly.                                              for exploring other themes, but also enhanced
             Walter Thiessen outlines a theoretical two-di-    students’ own spiritual formation as well.
             mensional  model  of  spiritual  development  as   Contemplative  prayer  is  a  deeply  experiential
             an  alternative  to  James  Fowler’s  popular  faith   encounter with the Mystery of God. Jackie Stin-
             development theory. The first dimension repre-    ton shares her journey of discovery and practice
             sents a continuum of maturity (complexity and     of  contemplative  prayer  and  introduces  these
             integrity)  while  the  second  represents  several   techniques to a small group of individuals. In
             recurring themes which individuals deal with      her  article  she  presents  survey  data  collected
             throughout life.                                  from  participants  regarding  their  definition,
             One task of Christian psychology is the critical   meaning,  experience,  and  objections  to  con-
             evaluation of existing theories and interventi-   templative practices.
             ons  in  mainstream  psychology.  In  his  article,   Expanding  on  Gilbert  Durand’s  theory  of  the

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