David Powlison, executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation and a council member of The Gospel Coalition, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
When the 68-year-old was diagnosed with what was initially thought to be early stage pancreatic cancer, he had expressed a desire to have a “long life.”
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death, according to Healthline.
Kevin Carson, pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri, who is a friend of Powlison’s, revealed the counseling expert’s diagnosis on his website last Wednesday and requested prayers.
“Friends, thank you for praying for my friend, David Powlison. During his recent surgery it was determined that his cancer was not as they originally thought; but, instead, is stage 4 pancreatic cancer. For all of us who love him and have been praying for him, we are so saddened by this news. Please continue to pray for him, Nan, his family, the CCEF family, and his many friends as they respond to this news,” he wrote.
Powlison has worked at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation since 1978 and is currently a faculty member there. He has also written extensively on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books, Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love, examine the implications of Scripture for how to understand people and how to counsel. His latest book, released in 2016, is called Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness.
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Source: Christian Post