Faculty | M.A. in Science and Religion

Faculty

John A. Bloom

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering
  • Academic Director, MA in Science and Religion
  • Professor of Physics

  • 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 the Chair of the Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Department, and as the Academic Director for Biola's M.A. in Science and Religion program. I live in La Mirada with my family, but some of my students think I live in my office.

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Courses

  • Physics I and II
  • Physics of Sound
  • Astronomy
  • Christianity and the Natural Sciences
  • Scientific Apologetics
  • Advanced Seminar on Intelligent Design
  • Modern Physics, Cosmology and Design

Research Interests

  • Science and religion
  • Energy

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

William Lane Craig

  • Research Professor of Philosophy

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

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

Craig Hazen is the founder and director of the master's program in Christian apologetics and director of the master's program in science and religion at Biola University.

Craig 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 Sacred Crossings; and dozens of articles and...

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Adjunct Faculty

Mihretu Guta

  • Adjunct Professor

  • 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 PhD in Philosophy at Durham University (UK) under the supervision of Professor E.J. Lowe and Professor Sophie Gibb. After completing a Ph.D., Guta spent a year at Durham University as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Durham Emergence Project, set up with cooperation between physicists and philosophers (funded by the John Templeton Foundation).

His...

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Cornelius Hunter

    Jonathan Morrow

    • Apologetics Summer Lecturer

    Guest Lecturers

    William Dembski

      Fazale Rana

        Paul Nelson

          Mike Keas

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