Faculty | M.A. in Christian Apologetics

Faculty

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, Calif. He lives in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife Jan and their two teenage children Charity and John. At age 16, while a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971),...

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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. He received a B. S. in physical chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of California at Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Southern California. He has authored, edited,...

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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.

Craig 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

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 emergent...

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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

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

Clay Jones is associate professor of Christian apologetics in the MA in Christian Apologetics program. He 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...

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Sean McDowell

  • Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Theology, Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A. Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Biola University

Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences 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. Sean is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics...

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Regular Visiting Lecturers

Fred Sanders

  • Professor

  • 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 members...

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