The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to
glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders
for the proclamation of His Word and the
building up of the body of Christ worldwide.
BA, Davidson College, 1965; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972; ThD, 1979; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 1993; Post-doctoral research, Harvard University, Fall 2001; Oxford University Round Table, 2008–2011
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 eighteen 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.
In the Spring of 2007, Dr. Burns contributed to the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University. During this round table, Dr. Burns spoke on theology's interface with neuroscience.