John Wesley Honors College

Athens and Jerusalem Seminar

Learning from My Father coverOur guest for the fall semester’s Athens & Jerusalem Seminar is David Lawther Johnson, who will share from his book Learning from My Father: Lessons on Life and Faith. The public conversation about this text will be moderated by Kim Parker, assistant dean for mentoring at Indiana Wesleyan University. Johnson, a longtime business leader and lawyer, is president and CEO of BioCrossroads, a collaborative enterprise supporting initiatives in science and biotechnology in the state of Indiana. He is also an honors graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

About the book:

“As a freshman at Harvard, David Johnson felt displaced, homesick, and overwhelmed by new intellectual challenges. So he began exchanging letters with his father, a Presbyterian pastor. Years later, David rediscovered those letters and realized how much candid, fatherly advice they contained — and how their wisdom had shaped his life.

Based on excerpts from these letters, Learning from My Father reflects movingly on life and death, faith and doubt, as seen through the eyes of a father and a son.”

The Athens and Jerusalem Seminar takes place on Monday, October 28, 2013 in the Globe Theatre at 4:00 p.m.