Faculty | Christian Apologetics, M.A.


William Lane Craig

  • Research Professor of Philosophy

  • D.Theol., Ludwig-Maximilliéns-Universität München, Germany
  • Ph.D., University of Birmingham England
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., Wheaton College

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Jan and their two teenage children Charity and John. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton...

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Research Interests

  • Natural theology
  • Coherence of the doctrine of God
  • Philosophy of time
  • Science and religion
  • Historical Jesus and the resurrection of Jesus

J.P. Moreland

  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of California, Riverside
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S., University of Missouri

J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California where he has taught for 25 years.He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to ninety-five books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen’s), Consciousness and the Existence of God (Routledge) and Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology...

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Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Metaphysics

Craig J. Hazen

  • Department Director
  • Director, M.A. in Christian Apologetics
  • Director, M.A. in Science and Religion

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics and Director of M.A. Program in Science and Religion at Biola University.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and...

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R. Scott Smith

  • Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., California State University, Hayward

Dr. Scott Smith is keenly interested in our abilities to have knowledge of reality, particularly in the areas of ethics and religion. He also is very interested in the needed ontology to have knowledge. He addresses “constructivism,” the fact-value split, and issues with our being able to have knowledge on the basis of naturalism, postmodernism, and nominalism. He also has written on the...

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Kevin Alan Lewis

  • Associate Professor of Theology and Law

  • J.D., Whittier Law School
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Dr. Lewis specializes in the topics of systematic and polemical theology, theology and law integration, jurisprudence, and Christian apologetics. He is the Founder and Director of the Evangelical Legal Society, an organization dedicated to the task of restoring the theological foundations of law and justice in society and providing Christians with the resources necessary to do law, justice, and...

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Research Interests

  • Jurisprudence
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Polemical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Law
  • Public Policy
  • Occult Practices
  • Legal Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Church & State Issues (Theology & Law)
  • Religious Cults
  • Systematic Theology

Clay Jones

  • Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics

  • D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.Div., American Christian Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

Formerly hosted Contend for Truth, a call-in nationally syndicated talk radio program. On his program he debated many people over eight years including John Cobb, Jr.; a professor of Buddhism; Jamal Badawi, Islamic Information Institute; a Muslim cleric; Lee Holzinger, Church of Scientology; Mormons; Jehovah’s Witness Greg Stafford; Dallas Blanchard, RCRC; Peta representatives; a...

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Sean McDowell

  • Assistant Professor

  • PH.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Theology Talbot
  • M.A. Philosophy Talbot
  • B.A. Biola University

Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for reaching the younger generation with the Gospel message. He connects with youth in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. He recently joined Biola University’s Master of Arts Program in Christian Apologetics as an assistant...

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Regular Visiting Lecturers

Fred Sanders

  • Professor, Torrey Honors Institute

  • Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Murray State University

Fred Sanders is a systematic theologian who studies and teaches across the entire range of classic Christian doctrine, but with a special focus on the doctrine of the Trinity. He has taught in the Torrey Honors Institute since 1999, and is an amateur historian of Biola's institutional history. He and his wife Susan live in La Mirada with their two children, Freddy and Phoebe. They are...

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