Research Fellow: Psychology & Spiritual Formation

Eric L. Johnson

Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Eric L. Johnson (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Before joining SBTS, Dr. Johnson taught courses in psychology, theology, and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for nine years. He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the necessity of theology in counseling and psychological research. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and in 1998 he was editor for a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, entitled “Psychology within the Christian Tradition.” He authored articles for the Baker Encylopedia of Psychology and Counseling and has co-edited and contributed to two books: Christianity and Psychology: Four Views and God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God. He has also written Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.


Contributions by Eric L. Johnson

Eric L. Johnson

Loving Yourself

June 9, 2017

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How Does Studying Love Help Us Love?

June 9, 2017

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Resources for Growth in Love

June 9, 2017

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Eric L. Johnson

How Can Love Arise from Unloving Circumstances?

June 9, 2017

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How Our Faith Informs Love: Distinctly Christian Components of Love

June 9, 2017

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Love in Response to Brokenness

June 9, 2017

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Love in Human Perspective (Full Interview)

June 9, 2017

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Eric L. Johnson

Friendship Among Siblings: Embracing the Uniqueness of Familial Bond

December 5, 2016

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No Waiting Game: Advent Reflections on Time, Patience, and Suffering

December 1, 2016

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Biblical Politics: Thinking and Acting with Love & Humility

November 4, 2016

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Eric L. Johnson

Both Great and Low: Remembering the Humility of Abraham Lincoln

October 24, 2016

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Christian Political Agenda: Practical & Theological Reasons to Stay Engaged in Politics

October 20, 2016

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Lower Than Angels

October 3, 2016

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The Vice of Closed-Mindedness: And How to Become Open-Minded

September 15, 2016

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Weeping for a Night: Suffering and the Nature of Grief

August 8, 2016

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Eric L. Johnson

Lust, Greed, Sloth, Fear: A Spiritual Psychology of Sin

June 20, 2016

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Live Out of Love, Not Fear

May 2, 2016

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Eric L. Johnson

Christena Cleveland – From Hostility to Humility to Healing

March 9, 2015

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Redemptive Transformation [CCT Conversation Johnson/Tisdale]

September 26, 2014

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Eric L. Johnson

For Those Who Feel Forsaken // Dust No. 25

April 18, 2014

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Can Psychology Be Christian? – CCT Conversations – Eric Johnson and Siang-Yang Tan

December 17, 2013

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Eric L. Johnson

Freefalling to Fly: Flourishing in Mind and Spirit – Panel Discussion

November 28, 2013

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Eric L. Johnson

Christian Psychology: Flourishing in Prayer and Meditation

October 28, 2013

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Eric L. Johnson

Self-Examination

October 9, 2013

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