Faculty | Master of Arts, Science and Religion

Faculty

John A. Bloom

  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering
  • Director, Science and Religion program
  • 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 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.

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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

  • 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 Research Professor of 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),...

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Research Interests

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

R. Scott Smith

  • Professor of 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

  • 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.

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...

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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 Ph.D. 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

  • Adjunct, Apologetics

Jonathan Morrow

  • Adjunct, Apologetics

Guest Lecturers

William Dembski

    Fazale Rana

      Paul Nelson

        Mike Keas

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