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Eric Johnson

Eric L. Johnson is Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been teaching Christian counselling there for 16 years. Before that he taught psychology and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for 10 years. He edited Psychology and Christianity: Five Views and was a co-editor of Evidence-Based Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy. He has written over 50 articles in psychology and theology, as well as, Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal and God and Soul Care: The Therapeutic Resources of the Christian Faith. Until recently he was the director of the Society for Christian Psychology, and he serves on the board of the Institute for Christian Psychology. Eric and his wife, Rebekah, have two grown children and two grandsons. He and his wife enjoy traveling, hiking, and biking, and they are members at Sojourn Community Church, where he does pastoral care part-time.


2020 Forum Sessions


The Value of Negative Emotions and How to Address Them

Humans are wired to favor happiness over unhappiness. Yet, they were created with the ability to experience a number of negative emotions: sadness, anger, anxiety/fear, shame, and guilt. The purpose of these emotions in a fallen world will be discussed, along with some basic guidelines for how to deal with them Christianly.


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