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Faculty | M.A. in Science and Religion


John Bloom

  • Professor of Physics
  • Director, Science and Religion Program

  • Ph.D., Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA
  • B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

I am very interested in the integration of Christianity with the sciences. I am able to share this with both undergraduate and graduate students as a physics professor and as the academic director for Biola's Master of Arts – Science and Religion program. I live in La Mirada with my family, but some of my students think I live in my office.


  • Physics I and II
  • Astronomy
  • Science and Origins
  • Christianity and the Natural Sciences
  • Scientific Apologetics
  • Intelligent Design Seminar
  • Modern Physics, Cosmology and Design

Research Interests

  • Science and religion
  • Energy

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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 spoken and debated...

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Metaphysics

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William Lane Craig

  • Visiting Scholar in 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 a visiting scholar in 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),...

Research Interests

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

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Scott Smith

  • Professor of Christian Apologetics

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., California State University, Hayward

As one of his central concerns, Scott challenges the common mindset in academia and the west that we cannot know things as they really are; instead, we only work with our interpretations. This pervasive view affects not only ethics and religion, but most every discipline. Yet, Scott has written extensively against this "constructivist" view, arguing instead that we can have knowledge in ethics,...

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Craig Hazen

  • Director, Christian Apologetics Program
  • Professor of Christian Apologetics

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

Craig Hazen is the founder and director of the master's program with a concentration in Christian apologetics and director of the master's program with a concentration in science and religion at Biola University. He is the editor of Philosophia Christi, a philosophy journal. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America; the acclaimed apologetics novel Five...

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Adjunct Faculty

Mihretu Guta

  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D., Durham University, UK,
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Biola University
  • M.A. in Science and Religion, Biola University
  • BTh in Academic Theology, Evangelical Theological College, Ethiopia​

Mihretu P. Guta completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Durham University (UK) under the supervision of Professor E.J. Lowe and Professor Sophie Gibb. Guta was a recipient of the merit based Prestigious Durham Doctoral Studentship Award for three years. While doing his Ph.D., Guta also served as an Academic Tutor in philosophy at Durham University. After completing his Ph.D., he worked as a...

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Cornelius Hunter

    Jonathan Morrow

      Titus Kennedy

      • Adjunct Professor of Archaeology

      Guest Lecturers

      William Dembski

        Faz Rana

          Paul Nelson

            Mike Keas

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