This post was written by David Powlison and original source can be found HERE.
The following video is Bob Newhart’s spoof of a counseling moment. It is a sheer delight. I trust you will heartily enjoy the fictional Dr. Switzer’s interplay with the fictional Katherine Bigman, and will forward it to all your friends. It is, of course, a takeoff on the “Dr. Phil,” “Dr. Laura,” cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) that so dominates the American psychotherapy world.
Newhart’s wit also creates a perfect foil for understanding the contrast between what our world offers and the riches of biblical counseling. Here are a half dozen contrasts: Continue reading
This week last year I was getting asked to come on the number # 1 morning news show (Fox & Friends). I was doing interviews on TV, the radio, getting phone calls and emails from a variety of reporters. The whole thing was hilarious to me.
However, several of my friends told me that this was going to be just the beginning. In fact, one of them convinced me I could get on The Late Show with David Letterman if we told them my story and sent them a video of me dunking a basketball.
Looking back it now I have no idea why we thought me dunking a basketball dressed up like Abe Lincoln would get me on Letterman, but we still went for it!!!
I never did get an invite to Letterman, but a few days later saw that I did make it on Lopez tonight. I also learned that dunking in a suit is a lot harder then I thought it would be.