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  • 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 Master of Arts (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 Scientology; Mormons; Jehovah’s Witness Greg Stafford; Dallas Blanchard, RCRC; Peta representatives; a euthanasia advocate; a secular humanist, Rep. Loretta Sanchez; KFI talk show host Bill Handle; Jimmy Creech, SoulForce; Bruce Ware; R. C. Sproul, Jr.; Robert Morey; R. Scott Clark; and a KJV only advocate. Jones was the executive director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School), has been on the pastoral staff of two large churches, has authored apologetic software as well as encyclopedia and journal articles, has written, Why Does God Allow Evil?, and speaks widely on that subject. He's on Twitter at @ClayBJones and his blog is


  • 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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