DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



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


Clay Jones holds a doctor of ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is an associate professor in the Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics Program at Talbot Seminary. Formerly, Clay hosted Contend for Truth, a nationally syndicated call-in, talk-radio program where he debated professors, radio talk show hosts, cultists, religious leaders, and representatives from animal rights, abortion rights, gay rights, and atheist organizations. Clay was the CEO of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law and Graduate Schools) and was on the pastoral staff of two large churches. Clay is the Chairman of the Board of the university apologetics ministry Ratio Christi, is a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal and specializes in issues related to why God allows evil. You can read his blog at, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at ClayBJones. Clay has authored Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life’s Toughest Questions and the forthcoming Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What to Do About It.


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society

Publications (Selected)


  • Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life's Toughest Questions (Harvest House, 2017)

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Theodicy” Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).
  • “Evil” Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).
  • “Suffering” Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Journal Articles

  • “Sci-fi Lessons about Free Will” Christian Research Journal, (September, 2012)
  • “The Bibliographical Test Updated” Christian Research Journal, (May, 2012)
  • “Original Sin: It’s Importance and Fairness” Christian Research Journal, (November, 2011).
  • “What Is the Unpardonable Sin?” Christian Research Journal, (September, 2011).
  • “Atlas Shrugged Movie Review” Christian Research Journal, (May, 2011).
  • “We Don’t Hate Sin so We Don’t Understand What Happened to the Canaanites: An Addendum to ‘Divine Genocide’ Arguments” Philosophia Christi, (Spring 2009).
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