BIOGRAPHY OF IAN JOHNSON

 

   

Ian Johnson was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and obtained bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Linguistics from Wichita State University in 1976.  After undergraduate school, Ian spent an inordinately long period of his life in graduate schools in Iowa and Kansas, earning master's degrees in Biochemistry and History and a Juris Doctor degree.  Ian has been employed as a paralegal at a small law firm in Topeka, Kansas since 1991.

Ian was raised in a Congregational church in Wichita.  However, he came to salvation by faith in Jesus Christ in a Disciples of Christ (Christian) church in Wichita on December 26, 1971, and remained a member of that church from then until he left Wichita for graduate school in Iowa.  Since then, he has been associated with churches in several somewhat discordant denominationsóRegular Baptist, Wesleyan, and independent Charismatic.  Ian was part-time assistant pastor of a small Charismatic church in Topeka from 1994 to 1996, and became senior pastor by default from 1996 to 1998 when illness forced the senior pastor who was mentoring him to resign. He learned from this experience that, while he has the gift of teaching, he is not called to a pastoral ministry.  Ian has served in various non-pastoral roles in the same medium-sized Assemblies of God church since 1998.

Ian has not formally studied Theology, but studied several issues in Church History as a part of his History graduate studies.  Theology and Christian unity have been a consistent and compelling focus of his life.

LINKS TO IAN JOHNSON'S WRITINGS

Published Book Ian Johnson and Lauston Stephens, Our Oneness in Christ (Baltimore: PublishAmerica 2006),  ISBN 1-4241-6035-9.

Future Books for Publication:  HELP WANTED!  Christian Author Seeks "Qualified" Joint Authors for new Works.

Web Site, first posted in 1995, seeking Christian unity: Christian-oneness.org.

Web Site Regarding Logical Errors and Other Poor Reasoning Commonly Used as Excuses for Division in the Church Common Divisive Fallacies.

Web Site Seeking a Common Ground on the Issue of Tongues:  A Conciliatory Approach to Speaking in Tongues.

My Blog.