According to Johnson, Christianity at is heart is a therapeutic faith – a theocentric form of soul care. God’s therapeutic agenda begins in the perfect triune communion of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created human beings to flourish by participating in his glory. But human beings are now alienated from God and subject to different forms of psychopathology–sin, suffering, and biopsychosocial damage. So God intervened in Jesus Christ to manifest even greater glory. Jesus has overcome the soul-disordering consequences of sin and now is bringing about a new creation by the Holy Spirit and faith. Discover how the church as the body of Christ is where God’s therapy is put into action– where people can learn to flourish in communion with God and each other as God originally intended.
Dr. Johnson is known for his emphasis on union with Christ as the greatest healing for the human soul, as emphasized primarily in Scripture and also in the works of Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, Kuyper, Owen, and many others. He also recognizes that common grace allows for quality science and research to further our understanding of the mind and body.