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Meet Dr. Warren Johnson

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Any who believe in me, even though they die, they will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?'” John 11:25-26

Dr. R. Warren Johnson serves as a Professor of Religion in the ETBU School of Christian Studies, having joined the ETBU faculty in 2005. He completed his graduate studies (Master of Divinity [1994] and Ph.D. [1998]) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; his doctoral research focused on a sociological study of the New Testament Epistle to the Hebrews. Prior to his arrival at ETBU he served as a pastor and he was a member of the faculty of Charleston Southern University, a Baptist institution in South Carolina. His publications include Going Outside the Camp (based on his Ph.D. dissertation), contributions to Essays on Revelation (“Urban Persons” and “Confronting the Beast”), and various articles in Bible dictionaries. Additionally, on ten occasions Dr. Johnson has presented the results of his research at professional conferences, and he maintains membership in three professional societies (the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Institute for Biblical Research). Multiple visits to the regions in which the earliest church arose have influenced his research and his teaching. His teaching responsibilities include courses in New Testament studies and in Koine (New Testament) Greek. Current research interests address the character of the earliest church (in conjunction with his graduate teaching responsibility for the course New Testament Ecclesiology) and examinations of ancient manuscripts of the New Testament (including transcribing of medieval manuscripts of the Pauline Epistles). Dr. Johnson’s scholarly attention to the New Testament is motivated both by his fascination with the biblical text and by his personal commitment to the message of the gospel. He seeks to communicate that fascination and commitment in his professional work and in his service in the local church.