This week Conversatio Divina focuses on our recurring theme of Clinical Theology. As Dallas Willard has said, all theology should be Clinical Theology. By this he is not only referring to the fact the word for salvation, sozo, carries the meaning, “healing,” but also all the possibilities for the healing of all of the aspects of the person he describes in Renovation of the Heart.
Under this banner—Clinical Theology—we have asked two of four friends to write essays. Ross Tatum, MD, has written concerning “Attachment and Desire.” And Michael Ronsisvalle, PhD, offers a very practical strategy for not letting our bad habits define us. Each provides a wonderful bridge linking the best of modern mental health ideas with the wisdom of Dallas Willard.