Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson served as the third annual Thomas H. Lake Lecturer on April 6, 2006. His lecture was entitled "The Life of Faith and the Faithful Use of Possessions."
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Before becoming a Biblical scholar, Dr. Johnson was a Benedictine monk and priest. Today, he remains a lay person in the Roman Catholic community. After completing a Master of Divinity degree at St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies in Indiana University, he earned a Ph.D. at Yale University. Dr. Johnson taught in the field of New Testament studies at Yale Divinity School and Indiana University before taking his present position. In addition, he has written a large introduction to the New Testament writings called The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation, now in its second edition,which is widely used in both colleges and seminaries.