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gscipione@rpts.edu

Dr. George Scipione

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling

"You're not working just for money; you're not working for the approval of people. You're working for the living God."

Education

Temple University, B.A.

Westminster Theological Seminary, B.D.

Temple University, M.A.

Westminster Theological Seminary, Th.M.

Whitefield Theological Seminary, Ph.D.

Positions

Director & Instructor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), 1970-1974

Pastor, Calvary Community OPC, 1974-1982

Director & Instructor, CCEF West / The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, 1982-2006

Professor of Practical Theology, Westinster Theological Seminary, 1982-2006

Associate Pastor, Bayview OPC, 1992-2006

Evangelist, Covenant Community OPC, 2006-2008

Director & Adjunct Professor, Biblical Counseling Institute of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS), 2008-Present

Publications

  • "The Pauline Concept of Sunedesis," Westminster Theological Seminary (Th.M. Thesis), 1973
  • "The Wonderful Counselor, the Other Counselor, and Christian Counseling" in the Westminster Theological Journal, 1974
  • Timothy, Titus, and You (author), Pilgrim Publishing Co., 1975; Reprinted by Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Co., 1985; Reprinted by Timeless Texts, 1994
  • "The Limits of Confidentiality in Counseling" in the Journal of Pastoral Practice, 1984
  • "Who Owns the Children of Divorce?" in the Journal of Pastoral Practice, 1986
  • "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo: Is Biblical Counseling It or No?" in the Journal of Pastoral Practice, 1989
  • "Self-Esteem is Sweeping over America" in the Journal of Pastoral Practice, 1989
  • "The Biblical Ethics of Transsexual Operations" in the Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine, 1990
  • "How Important is the Biblical Counseling Movement?" in The Biblical Counselor, 1993
  • "Whom are You Going to Call?" in The Outlook, 1993
  • "The Peace of God Under Pressure" in New Horizons, 1993
  • "Keep up the Good Work" in The Sufficient Word, 1995
  • "The Biblical Battle for the Family" in The Sufficient Word, 1996
  • "The Biblical Battle for the Family: A Theology of the Family," Whitefield Theological Seminary (Ph.D. Dissertation), 1996
  • "Domestic Violence: What's the Church to Do?" in New Horizons, 1997
  • "Christian Counseling, Culture, and Credibility" in The Sufficient Word, 1997
  • "Disciple-Makers" in The Sufficient Word, 1997
  • "Cross-Cultural Counseling" in The Sufficient Word, 1997
  • "The Christian Worldview of Psychology and Counseling" (co-author with Lawrence Crabb, Jr. & Ed Payne) in the Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine, 1997
  • "Van Til, Adams, and Me" in Penpoint, 1997
  • "What's in a Name?" in The Sufficient Word, 1998
  • "To Train or Not to Train: It's Really Not a Question" in The Sufficient Word, 1998
  • "Biblical Counseling's First Martyr" in The Biblical Counselor, 2000
  • "Floods" in The Sufficient Word, 2002
  • The Sword and the Shovel: The Battle for the Biblical Family (author), Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, 2002
  • "Is Porn Norm? From the Back Street to the Main Street" in Evangelium, 2005
  • "Serving the Savior, His Saints, and Sinners" in The Sufficient Word, 2005
  • "A Testimony to God's Faithfulness" in The Sufficient Word, 2006
  • "Hospice, Death, and You" in the Allegheny Medical Society Bulletin, 2015
  • "Does God have Freewill? The Meaning of Providence" in the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal, 2016

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