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 twenty five years and is a long-time member of the Society for Neuroscience. His research interests include Catholic Theology, 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 his wife, Kathy, have four children and 11 grandchildren.

Educational Background

  • BA, Davidson College, 1965
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972
  • ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979
  • PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 1993
  • Post-doctoral research, Harvard University, 2001