Todd E. Johnson joined Fuller in 2005 and is the William K. and Delores S. Brehm Associate Professor of Worship, Theology, and the Arts. As a faculty member for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies, he is the lead professor in the PhD concentration in Christian Worship (formerly Worship and Culture). He has recently been named the Theological Director of the Brehm Center.
Johnson has a wide range of experience in education, ministry, and social services. Before coming to Fuller, he served on the faculties of North Park Theological Seminary and Loyola University, Chicago. Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, he has 20 years of experience in church and campus ministry and has been involved in inner-city youth work and community projects in Chicago and the surrounding area.
Johnson is the coauthor of Living Worship: A Multimedia Resource for Students and Leaders (2010), coeditor of Common Worship in Theological Education (2010), the editor of The Conviction of Things Not Seen: Worship and Ministry in the 21st Century (2002), and coauthor of Performing the Sacred: Theology and Theatre in Dialogue (2009), as part of the Engaging Culture series edited by Fuller professors Robert Johnston and William Dyrness. Johnson is also the recipient of grants to develop pedagogical resources for teaching theology and worship, including interactive software and web apps.
Johnson is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, the Academy of Homiletics, the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, and he serves as an editorial board member for Questions Liturgique.
- CH507: Christian Worship: History and Theology
- CH534/834: Liturgical History
- SP523/823: Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry
- ST578/878: The Shape of Liturgical Theology
- TC517: Theological Method for Worship and the Arts
- TC518: Calling: The History, Theology, and Experience of Christian Vocation
- TC547: Drama and the Christian Faith
- TC548/848: Ritual Studies
- TC551: Theology and Theater
- TC565/865: Worship and Culture
- TH577/877: Sacraments and Sacramentality
- TH579/879: Mystical Theology
- WS500: Christian Worship: Leadership and Practice
- WS513/813: Ancient-Future Worship
- WS516/816: The Word in Worship
- WS518: Worship Ministry and the Lord's Day
- WS519: Worship Ministry and the Seasons of Life
- WS741: Worship in Theory and Practice
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Liturgical and sacramental theology, liturgical history, patristics, homiletics, theology and art, ritual studies, spirituality and mysticism