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Josh Elliott

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Biography

I know the burning question that must be on your mind right now.  What is a pastoral counselor? The obvious answer is…wait for it…a pastor, who is a counselor. Right? Well, the answer is maybe! I myself, as a pastor, decided to pursue my graduate degree in Mental Health and Counseling. However, my intent was not so that I could be a pastoral counselor, but rather become a better pastor who has the ability to counsel.

A Christian Atheist?

I recently stumbled across this phrase.  The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist.  This is the title of a book written by Craig Groeschel.  I saw the main title and was a bit taken aback.  A Christian Atheist….what the heck is that?  I then saw the rest of the title.  Ouch.  Needless to say, I bought a copy and have recently finished reading it.

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Pastor? Counselor? Who am I?

I know the burning question that must be on your mind right now.  What is a pastoral counselor? The obvious answer is…wait for it…a pastor, who is a counselor. Right? Well, the answer is maybe!

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