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The Church, the Eucharist and the Broken

The Church, the Eucharist and  the Broken

Christian Counseling Certification Program: The Church, Eucharist and the Broken Just this week, the Synod of Bishops met in Rome to discuss pastoral care of the family, including pastoral care of broken families due to divorce.  It also examined hot issues regarding the homosexual unions and adoption.  Some of these issues were Catholic only issues that did not relate to Orthodox or Protestant Christian communities, but the theme of thought I think reflects upon all of Christianity.  It represents what view we will have as a people of God in regards to modern problems and modern ideas. Hate the Sin,

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Christian Unity and Communion: Christian Counseling Training Program

Christian Unity and Communion: Christian Counseling Training Program

Christian Unity and Communion: Christian Counseling Training Program Christian Unity and Communion is a difficult subject to breach because of multiple theological divisions and the multiple social reactions to unity.  Some groups wish and desire that one Church emerge and others seem to relish the disunity via their hate filled speech against other denominations. Is it possible?  Does it matter? First the later question.  Christ calls for all to be one.  St Paul further reprimanded Christians for those who decided to follow him or other apostles, but reminded them that Christians are called to follow Christ!   Division is unnatural to

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Certified Christian Counseling Program Presents: “A More Open Dialogue With the World?”

Certified Christian Counseling Program Presents: “A More Open Dialogue With the World?”

Certified Christian Counseling Program: A More Open Dialogue With the World? Christianity, as it enters this century, has been hit hard by a variety of “isms” within our culture.   From secularism and materialism to humanism and atheism, the cultural revolution of the 1960s has taken strong root.   From these outward assaults on Christian values, Christians are attempting how to revitalize the Church and answer the call of the new generation without compromising itself. Is Christianity a static religion or is it adaptive to change?  I think a middle ground solution to the question represents Christianity better.    Christianity is laid with

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Salvation For Aliens: Christian Counseling Program

Salvation For Aliens: Christian Counseling Program

Christian Counseling Program: Salvation For All, Even Aliens? Pope Francis is known to many as a loving, patient and open minded Pontiff to the Catholic Church and the rest of the world.   His love for all knows no bounds.  He is not confined by strict dogmatic laws or man-made canon laws that are exclusive for only one group.  While maintaining, his Catholic identity, he nonetheless, believes grace is for everyone and that Christ is the ultimate judge of every person.  While to some this may seem far fetched from a Catholic, to me, its the essential teaching of Catholicism or

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Christian Ecumenism and One Church? Program for Christian Counseling Training Thoughts

Christian Ecumenism and One Church? Program for Christian Counseling Training Thoughts

Christian Ecumenism and One Church? Program for Christian Counseling Training Thoughts This May, the Patriarch of Constantinople and Rome meet in remembrance of the historic meeting of Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagorus.  Mutual excommunications were lifted and a fresh breath of air entered into the lungs of the Church.   I say Church because in reality the apostolic tradition of East and West is one Church.  Despite the schism, the “two churches” share the identical apostolic tradition of faith.  While the faith is expressed differently, the two profess the same core beliefs.  They share the same sacramental system and core dogmatic

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Christian and Spiritual Counseling Training: Spiritual and Religious Health

Christian and Spiritual Counseling Training: Spiritual and Religious Health

Christian and Spiritual Counseling Training:  Religious Health Do religious and spiritual people do better than non religious people in psychological and mental health?  The question has waged for years between theists and atheists.  The answer is not clear cut because in some cases religious and spiritual practices could be dangerous to one’s health.  I would contend that in these cases it is more due to an “unhealthy’ and “misused” form of religion or spirituality, but still this allows the debate to continue because many atheists would contend anything with religion is misguided. Is it better for your happiness and health

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Christian Counseling Training Program: “Sexual Atheism”

Christian Counseling Training Program: “Sexual Atheism”

Christian Counseling Training Program: “Sexual Atheism” and Christian Moral Compass Regarding Sex Outside Marriage Christians are losing their moral compass.  Eroding away at the core of Christian values is humanism and self gratification.  It comes in the way of mass media and an indifferent value of morals that bases the wrong of an action on the basis of injury.  If noone is hurt, then it cannot be wrong? This type of moral indifference and mass humanism has led to the coining title “sexual atheism”.  Where Christians profess God in everything but sex outside marriage.  In their minds, God does not

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Spiritual Sloth and How to Become a Certified Christian Counselor

Spiritual Sloth and How to Become a Certified Christian Counselor

Spiritual Sloth and How to Become a Certified Christian Counselor Spiritual sloth is a deadly thing.  As one of the seven capital sins it can lead the soul to  many vices.  According to Pope Francis, spiritual sloth is also a threat to apostolic zeal.  It can strip the soul of the zeal and energy to not only care for itself but also one’s brother or sister in need. Like any vice, we must be alert and aware.  Sloth can quickly make work on an industrious soul’s pray life and divert the soul’s attention to other worldly things or play on

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How to Become a Christian Counselor Video

  How to Become a Christian Counselor This informative video discusses the Christian Counseling Program at AIHCP.  It also helps qualified professionals learn how to become a Christian Counselor. Christian Counseling involves not only academic and professional qualifications but a vocational call that is committed to answering problems from a Christocentric view point.  This is an essential element in Christian Counseling. For those wishing to learn how to become a Christian Counselor, please review this program.  After completing the core courses in Christian Counseling, one can become eligible for certification.  Certification lasts for three years and can be renewed. In

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With Time and Grace God Can Help Good Change

With Time and Grace God Can Help Good Change

  The beginning of a new year is so full of possibilities. I personally love this time of year because I always love a fresh start. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article looks at how New Year Resolutions come and go, but it takes more than a quick vow to change something or a few days.   If we are targeting a vice, we need to focus on eliminating and not become distraught when we fall, or too eager when we succeed.  Habits are difficult to overcome.  Quick fixes are a myth. With God, we grow and part