J. Lanier Burns
Dr. Burns is actively involved in administration in Christian and secular organizations. He also devotes time to writing, conferences, and pastoral leadership. He has been involved in post-doctoral research at Harvard and Oxford Universities. For over forty years he has served as president of the Asian Christian Academy in Hosur, India. He has participated in numerous neuroscientific activities for about fifteen years. His research interests include Trinitarianism, anthropology, sin, eschatology, the relationship of science and religion, and issues in social justice. He spends his spare time with his family and enjoying sports. He and Kathy have four children and 11 grandchildren.
J. Lanier Burns’s Books
J. Lanier Burns’s Publication Articles
- “The Future of Hope: Christian Tradition amid Modernity and Postmodernity.” Cultural Encounters (Fall). 2005.
- Review of “The God of Hope and the End of the World.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:642). 2004. 241-242.
- Review of “Genesis 1-11.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 116-117.
- Review of “Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 113-114.
- Review of “Five Views on Apologetics.” Bibliotheca Sacra (160:638). 2003. 247-249.
- Review of “God, Israel, and the Gentiles: Rhetoric and Situation in Romans 9-11.” Bibliotheca Sacra (160:638). 2003. 251-252.
- Review of “Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave Ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and Abolitionist.” Bibliotheca Sacra (160:637). 2003. 125-126.
- Review of “The Trinity: an Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity.” Bibliotheca Sacra (159:636). 2002. 481-483.
- Review of “Three Views on Creation and Evolution.” Bibliotheca Sacra (159:634). 2002. 238-239.
- Review of “What Is Justice? Classic and Contemporary Readings.” Bibliotheca Sacra (158:632). 2001. 485-485.
- Review of “Are Miraculous Gifts for Today: Four Views.” Bibliotheca Sacra (157:628). 2000. 490-491.
- Review of “Streams of Confusion: 13 Great Ideas That Are Contaminating Our Thought and Culture.” Bibliotheca Sacra (157:628). 2000. 492-492.
- Review of “Eschatology in Bible and Theology: Evangelical Essays at the Dawn of a New Millennium.” Bibliotheca Sacra (157:627). 2000. 371-372.
- “Our Value As People Is Not Defined by Our Role in Church and Society.” Moody Monthy (Fall). 1999.
- Review of “Surprised by the Voice of God: How God Speaks Today through Prophecies, Dreams, and Visions.” Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 373-374.
- “Cultural Lies the Church Believes: Our Value Is Vested in the Role We Play.” Moody Monthy (Winter). 1997.
- Review of “The Jesus I Never Knew.” Bibliotheca Sacra (153). 1996. 500-500.
- “Hermeneutical Issues and Principles in Hebrews as Exemplified in the Second Chapter.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (39:4). 1996. 587-607.
- Review of “Basic Christian Ethics.” Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 487-487.
- Review of “Progressive Dispensationalism: an Up-to-date Handbook of Contemporary Dispensational Theology.” Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 101-102.
- Review of “Finding God.” Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 105-106.
- Review of “Twentieth-century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age.” Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 489-491.
- Review of “Paul and Perseverance: Staying in and Falling Away.” Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 123-123.
- Review of “This Present Darkness.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 240-242.
- Review of “Biblical Interpretation and the Church: Text and Context.” Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 176-176.
- Review of “Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.” Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 74-75.
- Review of “The Grandeur of God: A Theological and Devotional Study of the Divine Attributes.” Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 78-79.
- “A Model for Prayer.” Kindred Spirit (8:1). 1984. 16-18.
- “Reemphasis on the Purpose of the Sign Gifts.” Bibliotheca Sacra (132). 1975. 242-249.
J. Lanier Burns’s Contributions
2023 Commencement Chapel: Memories of Ministry – Dr. Lanier Burns
Dr. Lanier Burns shares from Acts 20:16-24 in this commencement chapel titled; Memories of Ministry.
1968 and 2020: Mirror Images
Dr. Lanier Burns, research professor of Theological Studies, highlights the similarities between his arrival at DTS…
Pride and Humility at War: A Biblical Perspective
Pride, as a desirable attitude of successful living, is easier to think about because it is…
Q&A with Dr. J. Lanier Burns: The Priesthood of all Believers and Its Impact on the Church
Sometime between 1517 and 1521, Martin Luther found himself at the center of a growing conflict…
Faith in Sight
Dr. Lanier Burns, Research Professor of Theological Studies & Senior Professor of Systematic Theology at DTS,…
The Lamb and the Lion
Dr. Lanier Burns, Research Professor of Theological Studies and Senior Professor of Systematic Theology, speaks on…
What the New Pope Means for the Future of the Church
Evangelical and Lutheran scholars address the character and theology of the first pope from South America,…
Knowing the Bible and Knowing Christ
Dr. Lanier Burns, Research Professor of Theological Studies; Senior Professor of Systematic Theology, DTS, shares his…
The Goal of Godly Living
Research professor of Theological Studies and senior professor of Systematic Theology, Dr. Lanier Burns shares that…
Perspective Is More Important than Performance
Dr. Burns, senior professor of Systematic Theology, explains that one's biblically-shaped perspective is more important that…
The Wisdom of the Weeping Prophet
Dr. Lanier Burns, senior professor of systematic theology at DTS, shares that Jeremiah's wisdom for a…