There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

counsel of a different sort

This has been making the rounds in recent weeks. Perhaps you’ve seen it. It’s a MadTV skit featuring the side-splitting dead-pan, Bob Newhart, as a counselor. In light of our previous series on biblical change and counsel, it’s an opportunity to laugh but also to consider a feature of conventional wisdom when it comes to change–albeit in a satirical, straw-man-argument fashion.

Justin Taylor even ran this little skit by none other than David Powlison, a colleague of Paul Tripp’s (the author of Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand). Here’s Powlison’s musings on what’s portrayed.

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