Dr. James Dobson

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  1. Daniel David

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    Friend or Foe?
     
  2. Abiyah

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    Not a favorite; disagree with a lot of his idology,
    but I appreciate his strong stance and fight
    against abortion.
     
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    He is a friend. I listen to his radio show almost daily. [​IMG]
     
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    Good friend.
     
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    I appreciate and listen to him but don't agree with everything, especially his promotion of harry potter last year. He has a little too much of a big tent mentality, but hey look at how popular he is and most times even my wife doesn't like me and my dog just died so I am pretty friendless. And oh yeah my wife's car is on the blink again I hope she doesn't tear up my pickup today. Anybody ever watched Hee Haw ( I doubt you would admit it) they had a song that said Gloom despair and agony is me Ohhh deep dark depression I forgot the rest aren't you glad.

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    Foe, very ecumenical

    [ September 12, 2002, 05:02 PM: Message edited by: swordsman ]
     
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    mixed, he is very political which at times can be useful, but if we really want to "fix" the problems in this country, it starts with people having a relationship with Jesus Christ, sometimes that gets lost in his message.
     
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    He has a good book out on raising children. I can't believe he PROMOTED Harily Potter, I would think he would want it burned. Have never known him to be ecumentical in any way, any examples.
     
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    restating the question more accurately:

    What role does psychology play with "wise counsel"?
     
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    I have never heard him speak of potter but on the Focus website his childrens movie and book reviewers cast it in a very safe and favorable light, even going so far as to denounce conservative complaints about it's portrayal of witchcraft. I typed up an angry letter to him concerning it but I felt it was too harsh. So it was never sent.If my memory is correct his site doesn't have an e-mail contact point. unless you are ordering something.
    Murph
     
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    Friend for sure.
     
  12. Daniel David

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    Dobson is a strong advocate of Promise Keepers and Catholicism and psychology.

    Is he really our friend?

    Out like Freud's insight into human nature.
     
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    Dr. Dobson is a beloved brother in Christ. [​IMG]

    Being from an atheist home, and going to 18 years of secular schooling I did not have any idea what “Christian” was. After I got saved, Dr. Dobson became Christian father I never had. He has pointed me to prayer, bible study and most importantly seeking a personal one-on-one relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and being accountable to God Almighty.

    For 20 years he has patiently taught me and exposed errors in my humanistic training. My daughters and I try to listen to his program everyday and I read many of his resources.

    I don’t agree with everything he teaches but he loves the Lord and it shows. Being a layman, he has done more to promote Christian ideals across America than anyone in the world in my humble opinion.

    I have never seen anything in his magazines or on his program that says he supports Harry Potter, on the contrary…. :confused:

    http://www.family.org/cforum/citizenmag/coverstory/a0019032.html

    http://www.family.org/teenguys/breakmag/departments/a0020135.html

    I understand he is not perfect but oh the benefit he has been to me. I am a better wife, mother, child and Christian because of him & his organization.

    I know this is not a proper stand among FB, oh well, I wasn't raised on a church pew and he really helped me personally. [​IMG]

    Luke 9:49, 50 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
    And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
     
  14. Ransom

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    James Dobson is a member of the Church of the Nazarene. According to their Statement of Faith, the Nazarenes teach, amongst other things, "entire sanctification" (i.e. perfectionism) and the possibility of falling from grace.

    Food for thought.
     
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    I am not a Dobson fan, but my husband,
    MtnWalker, is a Nazarene. I go to his church
    with him enough, have asked his pastor enough
    questions, and have attended his Sunday
    school enough, to know that all Nazarenes do
    not believe they are perfect and/or sinless.
    Such an idea would be an extremist point of
    view. Just as Calvinists vary (Hyper-Calvinism/
    3-point Calvinist), Nazarenes vary.

    I have read enough Dobson to believe him to be
    what I might term a hyper-Nazarene or a hyper-
    Arminian. Just my point of view.

    [ September 13, 2002, 12:47 PM: Message edited by: Abiyah ]
     
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    Why are we always so afraid of phycology?
     
  18. Daniel David

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    Pete, I don't know anyone who is afraid of psychology.
     
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    Pete Richert asked:

    Why are we always so afraid of phycology?

    Who here is afraid of algae? :cool:
     
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    Hey, love my bad spelling!!!
     

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