Faculty | M.A. in Science and Religion

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

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, Ph.D., has research interest in a wide range of issues in the area of metaphysics and philosophy of mind. His other research interest areas include: philosophy of religion, philosophy of language/logic, epistemology, ethics, philosophical theology, the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and the philosophy of quantum physics.

After completing his Ph.D., Guta spent a year at...

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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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