Dr. Larry Crabb may be the most influential leader in Christian counseling during the past 50 years. He published his first article in Christianity Today in 1971. Since then, he has written 26 books, from “Basic Principles of Biblical Counseling,” published in 1975, to the most recent, “When God’s Ways Make No Sense,” published in 2018. The purpose of this conference will be to celebrate his amazing ministry through a consideration of his contributions to Christian counseling and the evangelical church by hearing from friends, colleagues, leaders in the field, former students and mentees, as well as Larry himself.
The conference will open with an evening session on Thursday, May 16, featuring Gary Moon. On Friday, we’ll hear from Russ Kosits, Mimi Dixon, Ed Welch, and Siang-Yang Tan, in addition to Larry Crabb.
Crabb’s influence as a teacher, writer, mentor and friend is broad. He has not been afraid to ask hard questions about what constitutes a biblically faithful approach to soul care. Please join us as we think together about Crabb’s impact upon Christian Psychology.
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Thursday, May 16
7 p.m. Welcome by Eric Johnson and Jason Kanz
7:15 p.m. Gary Moon Singing Your Own Songs in Harmony with Voices from the Past
Friday, May 17
8:00 a.m. Eric Johnson The Larger Story of Christian Psychology
8:30 a.m. Mimi Dixon Becoming Great Heart
9:30 a.m. Q & A with Larry Crabb and Jason Kanz
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Ed Welch 66 Love Letters
1:30 p.m. Siang-Yang Tan Larry Crabb and The Larger Story: A Christian Psychology Perspective on Suffering and Christian Spiritual Formation
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Friends of Larry
3:30 p.m. Larry Crabb
4 p.m. Final remarks
Miriam “Mimi” Dixon, MDiv, DMin, has been the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Golden, Colorado since 1985. She is on the faculty and board of directors for The Renovare Institute.
Jason Kanz, PhD, is a neuropsychologist in clinical practice in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and attended Dr. Crabb’s School for Spiritual Direction and the Next Step School for Spiritual Direction in 2013. He co-authored and edited the tribute to Larry Crabb contained in the current issue of Christian Psychology. He now serves as the journal’s newly appointed book review editor.
Gary W. Moon, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, and was the executive director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College from 2011 to 2018, and continues in leadership. He served as the founding director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation; and as a founding co-editor of the Conversations Journal (together with Larry Crabb and David Benner), and is the author of several books, including a recent biography of Dallas Willard.
Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. He is a leader in the biblical counseling movement, speaks around the world, and has written many books for laypersons addressing issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, shame, anger, relationships, and the role of the brain in psychospiritual problems.