Dr. Mike Adams
Upon getting his doctorate in 1993, Dr. Mike Adams, then an atheist and a Democrat, was hired by UNC-Wilmington to teach in the criminal justice program. A few years later, Adams abandoned his atheism and also became a Republican. He also nearly abandoned teaching when he took a one-year leave of absence to study law at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998. After returning to teach at UNC-Wilmington, Mike Adams won the Faculty Member of the Year award (issued by the Office of the Dean of Students) for the second time in 2000. After his involvement in a well-publicized free speech controversy in the wake of the 911 terror attacks, Mike Adams became a vocal critic of the diversity movement in academia.
Dr. Adams has since made appearances on shows like Hannity and Colmes, The O'Reilly Factor, and Glenn Beck. He published his first book, Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel, in 2004. His second book, Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts "Womyn" On Campus, was published in 2008. In addition to lecturing on the First Amendment, Mike Adams is actively involved in legal challenges to campus censorship. Represented by the ADF, he won a landmark First Amendment case before the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. Decided in 2011, Adams v UNCW held that professors publishing columns and giving speeches have the full protection of the First Amendment when discussing matters of public concern. Hence, when professors report such activities as part of their annual review, tenure, or promotion materials, the university does not have license to discriminate on the basis of the professors' viewpoint.
Dr. Adams' latest book, Letters to a Young Progressive, was published in April 2013.
Dr. Michael Bauman
Dr. Michael (Mike) Bauman is professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Christian Studies at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. Michael is also the Resident-Scholar for Summit Semester, a Summit Ministries institute. Michael was once a member of the Editorial Department at Newsweek, a pastor in the Evangelical Free Church of America, and the President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He has published nearly 20 books and 50 articles and political editorials; his books include God and Man in the Twentieth Century, Man and Creation, and Are You Politically Correct?. Dr. Bauman's latest books are 90 Days in the Christian Classics, Christianity A to Z, and Pilgrim Theology. As a former World Champion in cycling, he is a contributing editor for Ultra Cycling magazine and co-editor of The Schwarz Report. You can learn more about Dr. Bauman at his webpage. Please peruse his contributions to our store.
Dr. Francis J. Beckwith
Dr. Francis (Frank) J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies, and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy, at Baylor University, where he also serves as Co-Director (with Trent Dougherty) of the Program on Philosophical Studies of Religion. He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an M.J.S. (Master of Juridical Studies) from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he won the CALI Award for Excellence in Reproductive Control Seminar. He has held visiting full-time academic appointments at Princeton University (2002-2003 James Madison Research Fellow) and the University of Notre Dame (2008- 2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow).
Among his many books are Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015); (with R. P. George and S. McWilliams) A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics (St. Augustine Press, 2013); Politics for Christians: Statecraft As Soulcraft (InterVarsity Press, 2010); Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007); (with C. Mosser and P. Owen) The New Mormon Challenge (Harper Collins, 2002); and (with G. Koukl) Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air (Baker, 1998). His articles have been published in a number of academic journals across a variety of disciplines including Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Synthese; International Philosophical Quarterly; Nevada Law Journal; Public Affairs Quarterly; Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy; American Journal of Jurisprudence; Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly; Journal of Medicine & Philosophy; Social Theory & Practice; Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society; Journal of Church & State; University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy; Journal of Social Philosophy; Journal of Libertarian Studies; Journal of Medical Ethics; Ratio Juris; Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture; The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology; and Philosophia Christi.
Dr. Beckwith and his wife Frankie currently reside in Woodway, Texas. You can learn more about him at his website. Please peruse his contributions to our store.
Dr. Paul Boling
Dr. Paul Boling is professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought at Bryan College. He has published book reviews in scholarly and popular journals; he is also active in several professional societies, as well as being a published musical composer. Dr. Boling is active in a discipling ministry and he speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats. He is currently working on two book projects, one on the subject of humor and one on worldviews. He holds a B.A. degree in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. degree in philosophy from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He and his wife Lauralee have five children and live in Dayton, Tennessee.
Dr. William Brown
Dr. William (Bill) Brown is President of Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds a M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. As a nationally recognized expert in worldview, Dr. Brown has authored three books, Making Sense of Your Faith, Where Have All the Dreamers Gone?, and Making Sense of Your World (co-authored with Gary Phillips), and has written more than 100 articles for journals, magazines, encyclopedias, and newspapers. He has also lectured internationally in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and South America. William and his wife Lynne are the parents of two children, April and Alex, and they reside in Cedarville, OH.
Dr. Michael Buratovich
Dr. Michael Buratovich is Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI, where he has served for the last five years. Dr. Buratovich holds a degree in Bacteriology and Microbiology from UC Davis, as well as a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from UC Irvine. While at SAU, he has overseen student research on pattern formation in the wing hinge of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the development of anthelmintic compounds for the third world. He is also an avid student of Scripture and History, and is a licensed lay preacher with the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Previously he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Sussex University in Brighton, UK. He is married to Carolyn and is the father of three adorable girls, Rachel, Anastasia, and Emily. Please peruse his contributions to our store.
Mr. Ricky Chelette
Ricky Chelette is Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries and the Minister of Pastoral Ministries at First Baptist Church in Arlington, TX. Ricky has been involved in ministry in the church for over 30 years. He has served as a pastor to youth, students, and single adults, as well as Minister of Education. Speaking around the world to thousands of teens and adults who struggle with their sexual identity or love those who do, Ricky brings vast experience and personal knowledge to this difficult and controversial subject. His logical, humorous and straight-forward approach makes sense of a very complex and often confusing topic. Ricky has a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law, a Master in Religious Education, has taught on the college and seminary level, and is an ordained minister.
Mr. Derwin Gray
Mr. Derwin Gray and his wife Vicki are the founders of One Heart at a Time, a apolo-evangelism and discipleship ministry. Mr. Gray is a graduate of the Billy Graham Institute of Emerging Evangelists and a Seminary Student at Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he is being mentored by world-renowned theologian, philosopher, and apologist Norman Geisler. Mr. Gray formerly played six seasons in the UFL with a contagious passion that led to two Pro Bowl nominations. For the last nine years, he has communicated the gospel of grace around America and abroad. Derwin's passion is Evangelism, Discipleship, and Relational Apologetics. He is a highly sought-after national communicator who speaks in a variety of settings, including Billy Graham Evangelistic Association events, Franklin Graham Festivals, National Apologetics Conferences, as well as conferences for pastors, men, and youth.
Mr. Mike Haley
Mr. Mike Haley is the Youth and Gender Specialist for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO. Having been involved in the homosexual community as a teen and young adult, Mike offers tremendous insight into this culture and how it affects today's youth. Mike speaks throughout the nation with Focus' "Love Won Out" conferences, providing accurate information on how today's Christian leaders and public school officials can effectively address homosexuality's toll on youth. Mike's latest book is Straight Answers: Exposing the Myths and Facts about Homosexuality. Mike and his wife Angie are the proud parents of two sons. Please peruse his contributions to our store.
Kay Hiramine was born into a first-generation Japanese-American, Buddhist home in southern California. At the age of 17, Kay received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. After graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles, he worked for Procter & Gamble in southern California. Kay was ranked one of the top national salesmen for Procter and Gamble's Food Division in 1988. He then worked for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate as an Industrial Sales and Leasing Agent in Glendale, California.
Kay also has a distinguished career in the faith-based world. He has started multiple nonprofits and has overseen global initiatives involving tens of millions of people in every country of the world. They have planted two churches: Vision Christian Fellowship in Pasadena, California and Vision for the Nations Fellowship in Colorado Springs, CO. Kay serves on a number of nonprofit boards, leveraging his private sector experience and applying best business practices and culture transformation applications for widows, orphans, and those being oppressed by poverty and other conditions. Kay also serves on the Oral Roberts University Board of Trustees, Reaching Unreached Nations Ministries, Big Tree International, Finishing the Task Committee, Call to All Strategy Group and Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism - Strategy Working Group.
Kay has started numerous successful private sector for-profit companies. On this solid financial foundation, he and his team have funded numerous humanitarian initiatives, NGOs and foundations globally. They have also started a philanthropic Venture Fund that funded developing world companies that creates jobs for the poor. This fund has financed over $40M in the span of 13 years globally.
Kay has an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) from the University of Geneva, Fordham University and the Royal College of Surgeons at the University of Belfast. He attained this globally recognized diploma in Geneva, Switzerland. Information on this program can be found at www.cihc.org. Kay has an honorary Doctorate (LL.D) in Philanthropy from Kathmandu International University, Jesus College for his global philanthropic and humanitarian activities.
Kay is the Catalyst of J127 Ministries. Since 1999, J127 has been operating as a Christian ministry umbrella over a number of ministries & Kingdom businesses committed to "serving widows and orphans globally and helping people remain unstained from the world." - James 1:27. J127 also works extensively with the persecuted church around the world. Kay is also President of Catalyst Global, Ltd. Through this Colorado based for-profit company, Kay netweaves relationships in both the private sector and faith based world.
Kay served from 2001-2013 as Founder, Chairman (Catalyst) & CEO for Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG), an organization he co-founded in 2001 that is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. HISG has worked with NGOs, international organizations, United Nations agencies, and U.S. and foreign governments in sustainable humanitarian & disaster response activities in more than 100 countries such as Brazil, North Korea, China, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sudan, Chad, and Ecuador. HISG has helped move over $125 million worth of humanitarian aid, trained over 10,000 people in disaster response, started over 2,500 small/medium and sustainable businesses, and trained over 4,000 people in community development practices since 2001. In 2007, Kay was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by President George Bush for “setting a positive example of compassion and citizenship for the American people.”
Kay is married to Julie Hiramine. Julie leads Generations of Virtue, a global ministry that equips parents to empower children and teens for purity. Kay and Julie have five daughters and reside in Colorado, New York and Singapore.
Dr. H. Wayne House
Dr. H. Wayne House is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Law, and Culture at Faith Evangelical College and Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He formerly was Professor of Constitutional Law at Trinity Law School, and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Seminary. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical and Hellenistic Greek from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master of Arts in Biblical and Patristic Greek from Abilene Christian University, a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies and Master of Theology in Biblical Studies from Western Seminary, a Doctor of Theology in Exegetical Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Regent University School of Law. He also holds a certificate in International Human Rights from the famed International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
Dr. House has authored or edited nearly forty books and author of more than one hundred journal/magazine articles and encyclopedia contributions. Among his many books are Nelson Study Bible (NT editor); The Battle for God; Charts of Apologetics and Christian Evidences; A Christian View of Law; Intelligent Design 101, and the forthcoming Dictionary of Heresies and Heretics of Early Christianity and House's Visual Study Bible. He is also General Editor of the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, 44 vols. (Logos).
Dr. House was founding president of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and is a past national president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He speaks and teaches on a variety of subjects such as apologetics, law, science, cultism, philosophy, theology, and biblical studies and also leads biblical study tours to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Italy. He has two children and six grandchildren. His website for tours is http://www.christianstudytours.org; and his personal website is http://www.hwhouse.com.
Dr. Whit Jones
Dr. Whit Jones is a professor of English at Bryan College, teaching Introduction to Literary Criticism (Theory), Shakespeare, Southern Literature, Lewis and Tolkien: Imaginative Apologists, the English (British) literature survey, and World Literature I, along with freshman and sophomore composition and literature. He has published reviews, articles, and literary dictionary entries and given a number of conference papers as a member of both Christian and secular professional societies. His dissertation on Southern novelist Walker Percy won the William Dougald MacMillan Award for the best English-Department dissertation of the year in 1997 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. He is currently finishing the rewriting of the dissertation as a book to be published by Louisiana State University Press, a major U.S. press for scholarly works on Southern literature. He is also under contract with a Christian home-school textbook publishing company, Apologia, to write high school texts for courses in American, British, and world literature and an introduction to literature course. He has served as an elder in his church and taught Sunday School classes on the Christian imagination, marriage, and parenting. His wife Amy has her Master’s degree in Special Education and home-schools their four children, the oldest of whom will be attending Bryan in the fall. The Joneses live in Dayton, Tennessee.
Mr. Scott Klusendorf
Scott Klusendorf is president of the Life Training Institute, and travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and properly articulated. A passionate and engaging platform speaker, Scott has appeared on nationally syndicated programs like “Focus on the Family” with James Dobson, Billy Graham’s “Hour of Decision,” “The Bible Answer Man” with Hank Hanegraaff, “For Faith and Family” with Dr. Richard Land, "Faith Under Fire" with Lee Strobel" and “American Family Radio” with Tim Wildmon.
Nationally, he’s participated in numerous debates at the collegiate and university levels. Scott is a graduate (with honors) of UCLA. Scott has taught pro-life apologetics at Biola University's "Defending the Faith Lecture Series," Trinity International University Law School, and Orange Coast College. He’s lectured to student groups at over 70 colleges and universities, including Stanford, USC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Marymount Law School, West Virginia Medical School, MIT, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cal-Tech, and University of North Carolina.
Mr. Brett Kunkle
Brett Kunkle is the Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason. He has more than 21 years of experience working with junior high, high school, and college students. Brett has spoken to thousands of students and adults across the country at churches, conferences and on college campuses. Brett was a contributor to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and wrote the Ambassador’s Guide to Mormonism. In addition, he has developed a groundbreaking approach to mission trips, creating a one-of-a-kind training experience that immerses participants in real-life apologetics, theology, and evangelism in Berkeley, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Brett received his Masters in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology.
Dr. Robert Linden
Dr. Robert (Bob) Linden is a former Production Manager for Agilent Technologies, as well as President of his own firm, Peak Management Consulting and Training. Dr. Linden holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Experimental/Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and Oklahoma State University and has an honorary J.D. from American Christian College. He retired from an Air Force personnel and teaching career in 1984 as a Lieutenant Colonel. While in the Air Force, Dr. Linden taught at the Academic Instructor's School and the Air Force Academy. Dr. Linden has taught Organization Management for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis College. He has spoken throughout the world on a number of topics, including leadership and attitudes. He has extensive involvement with the Navigators and has worked with Dallas Theological Seminary on a Leadership Training Institute.
Ms. Jennifer Marshall
As director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, Jennifer Marshall oversees research in areas that determine the character of our culture: education, marriage, family, religion and civil society. Marshall heads the think tank’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, where researchers examine the role that religion, family and community play in society and public policy. She also oversees FamilyFacts.org, an online source of easy-to-share charts, briefs, videos and reports on the latest social science research on family and religious practice.
In 2010, National Journal named Marshall one of 20 “power players” in Washington for her work on school choice and other education reforms. Before joining Heritage in 2003, Marshall worked on cultural policy issues at Empower America, a free-market think tank. Before that, she was senior director of family studies at the Family Research Council and taught at an American school in Lyon, France. Marshall collaborates with Heritage colleagues to explore how moral values and civil society relate to issues such as limited government, a strong national economy and foreign policy. Marshall contributes a regular column on issues of faith and family to the McClatchy-Tribune news wire, placing her perspective in dozens of the nation’s best newspapers and affiliated websites. She is the author of “Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century”. Marshall holds a master’s degree in statecraft and world politics from the Washington-based Institute of World Politics and a bachelor’s degree in French from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., where she also earned teacher’s certification. She currently resides in Arlington, VA.
Dr. Sean McDowell
Popular speaker at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences nationwide. Sean has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, Campus Crusade for Christ, Youth Specialties, Fellow of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean is the national spokesman and a conference speaker for Wheatstone Academy (www.wheatstoneacademy.com), an organization committed to training young people with a biblical worldview.
Sean has also appeared as a guest on radio shows such as The Hugh Hewitt Show, Focus on the Family, Point of View, the Frank Pastore Show, the Michael Reagan Show, Converse with Scholars, Stand to Reason, and more.
Dr. Tom Metallo
Dr. Tom Metallo is a Professor in the Jesse Helms School of Government at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where he teaches courses on a Biblical View of Politics, Western Intellectual History, and International Relations. Dr. Metallo has an A.B. in Political Science, History, and Mathematics from Indiana Wesleyan University, a M.A. in Public Policy at Regent University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He has had extensive involvement in missions in South American, and is an expert on the nature, role, and vision of Marxism.
Dr. Terry Moffitt
Dr. Terry Moffitt is an internationally known speaker who has traveled and spoken on every continent, been a Christian educator for more than 25 years, founded The TCMI Group, a multi-faceted consulting organization specializing in nonprofits, and also teaches Education Law in the graduate school at Columbia International University. He has been featured in such prominent media venues as The BBC, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, Nightline, NBC’s The Today Show, American Family Radio, CBN and TBN; and has also been interviewed for articles in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Palestinian Chronicle, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Times. Terry played basketball, and received his undergraduate degree in Education, from The University of North Carolina; his M.Ed from The University of North Carolina-Greensboro and his Th.D from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He has written two books, Soft Targets in a Hard World: Christian Schools, Security and Terrorism and Was it Something I Said? How to be an Uncompromising Christian in a Compromising World. Terry lives in High Point, North Carolina with his wife Cindy and their neurotic little dog Scottie.
Dr. J.P. Moreland
Dr. J.P. Moreland is a Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. Dr. Moreland has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of California-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California. He has been involved in planting churches, debated on over 200 college campuses around the country, and has served with Campus Crusade for Christ for over 10 years, as well as authoring and co-authoring numerous books, including Does God Exist?, Christianity and the Nature of Science, Jesus under Fire, Love Your God With All Your Mind, and Scaling the Secular City. He has also published over 40 articles in journals including Philosophy and Phenomenalogical Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australian Journal of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, and Faith and Philosophy. He, his wife Hope, and daughters Allison and Ashley live in Yorba Linda, CA. Please peruse his contributions to our store.
Mr. Jonathan Morrow
Jonathan Morrow is the founder of Think Christianly. He is the author of Welcome to College: A Christ-follower’s Guide for the Journey, Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture, and Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (with Sean McDowell), and contributed the chapter “Introducing Spiritual Formation” to Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ. Jonathan contributed several articles to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and has written for Leadership Journal Online (of Christianity Today). He graduated with an M.Div. and an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology and served as the equipping pastor for 6 years at Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Jonathan is currently the Director of Creative Strategies at IMPACT 360. His books have been featured on shows like Family Life Today, Stand to Reason, Breakpoint, WAY-FM (Mornings with Brant), Frank Pastore, The Janet Mefferd Show, and Apologetics 315. He and his wife have been married for 12 years and have three children.
Dr. Jeff Myers
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational young leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.” Through his appearances on Fox News and other media programs, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and teaches leadership courses through CollegePlus and Belhaven University. Jeff and his family live in Colorado.
Dr. David A. Noebel
Dr. David A. Noebel, the recently retired founder and president of Summit Ministries, has been a college professor, college president and candidate for the U.S. Congress. He is an author, editor, public speaker, ordained minister, and is recognized as an expert on worldview analysis and the decline of morality and spirituality in Western Civilization. He was educated at the Milwaukee Bible College (now Grace Bible College), Hope College, B.A., and the University of Tulsa M.A. He studied philosophy in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1962 he founded Summit Ministries, a Christian leadership training organization designed as an educational Christian ministry. He believes that countless Christian youth have fallen victim to the popular ideas of our modern world, and that most have adopted these ideas into their own worldview, while still others go on to renounce their Christian faith altogether. In 1991, he wrote Understanding the Times: The Religious Worldviews of Our Day and the Search for Truth, a textbook interpreting current intellectual movements, including biblical Christianity, secular humanism, Marxism-Leninism, the New Age Movement, Islam, and postmodernism. It is widely used among Christian schools, churches and colleges, either in its unabridged or abridged formats. David and his wife Alice live in Prescott, AZ. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Check out his blog: http://thunderontheright.wordpress.com.
Dr. Gary Phillips
Dr. W. Gary Phillips is pastor of Signal Mountain Bible Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His degrees are from Vanderbilt University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Grace Theological Seminary (Th.D.). He was Chairman of Biblical Studies at Bryan College, where he taught for twenty-four years, and was named by the trustees "Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies." He has received six teaching awards, has published articles and books (including Making Sense of Your World with W. E. Brown, nominated for Christianity Today’s “Reader’s Choice” book of the year), and has served as an officer in both the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Most recently he contributed several articles for The Encyclopedia of Theology (Baker) and wrote a commentary entitled Judges and Ruth (Broadman & Holman, 2004). In 1985 Dr. Phillips planted a church on Signal Mountain where he served part-time for sixteen years while teaching at Bryan, and in 2001 became its full-time pastor. He and his wife Betsy have three grown children.
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.
Nabeel has given lectures at universities and seminaries throughout North America, including New York University, Rutgers, the University of North Carolina, the University of Ottawa, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Biola University. He has participated in 16 moderated, public debates around North America and Europe. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith and the early history and teachings of Islam. Nabeel is an apologist with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
Dr. Nabeel holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA from Duke University in Religion.
Dr. Scott Rae
DR. Scott Rae is the Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Department at Biola University. Dr. Rae's primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 10 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics; and Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics. His work has appeared in The Linacre Quarterly, Religion and Liberty, Journal of Markets and Morality, Southern California Journal of Law and Women's Studies, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Ethics and Medicine. He is a consultant for ethics for four Southern California hospitals. He is a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum.
Dr. Mark Schmidt
Dr. Mark Schmidt is Professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Schmidt has a B.S. from Dallas Bible College, a M.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas, a M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington. His interests are in Intellectual History, Comparative Literature, and Biblical Studies. Mark has taught English, History, and Philosophy at various schools. He has edited three books: Constructing a Life Philosophy: Opposing Viewpoints, Human Nature: Opposing Viewpoints, and The 1970s: American Decades. He and his wife, Linda, have six children and enjoy camping and hiking near their home in Lynchburg, VA.
Mr. Eric Smith
Eric Smith has held many roles since joining Summit’s staff in 2000. He launched and led Summit Semester from 2006 to 2010. He currently serves as Summit’s Vice President of Programs and teaches the Bible at Summit’s Colorado Student Conferences and Summit Semester. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary and a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University (OH).
On a personal note, Eric loves to run the mountain trails around Manitou Springs and has competed in the Pikes Peak Ascent four times. He and his wife Sara, along with their with their six children Elsie, Alden, Liam, Evelyn, Adele and Samuel live in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Warren Cole Smith has over 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Warren is the associate publisher of WORLD Magazine, the nation’s largest Christian news magazine. He has also served as the publisher and editor of the Evangelical Press News Service, a “wire service” for approximately 100 Christian newspapers with a combined print-run of more than 1-million each month. Before launching a career in Christian journalism, Warren spent over seven years as the Marketing Director for a major division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a “Big Five” accounting firm. Warren honed his story-telling skills by writing outdoor and adventure stories — both fiction and non-fiction — for such magazines as Alaska, High Country, High Adventure, and Sports Afield. His essays, reviews, interviews, and articles have also been included in various books, including Public Relations, one of the most widely used college journalism textbooks in the world. Professional and civic honors include selection to Outstanding Young Men In America and Who’s Who Among American Executives. In 1997 The Business Journal of Charlotte chose him as one of Charlotte’s “40 Under 40,” an annual list of the city’s business and civic leaders under the age of 40. His monthly editorial column won the Evangelical Press Association’s top prize as “Column of the Year” in 2006. A series of articles he did on AIDS in India won the Evangelical Press Association’s top prize for feature reporting in 2004. During his time as publisher and editor of “The Charlotte World,” that paper won more awards from the Evangelical Press Association than any other paper, including twice being named “Newspaper of the Year.” Smith’s column was named “Column Of The Year” by the EPA and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers. Warren has been an active supporter of the Boy Scouts for more than 30 years. He is an Eagle Scout, and he served for seven years on the staff at Philmont Scout Ranch. He served two terms as president of the Philmont Staff Association, and he has contributed to or edited four books about Philmont. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English, both from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Missy have been married for 26 years, and they have four children. His oldest is a graduate of Grove City College. He has a son at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Warren and Missy and their two younger children live in Charlotte, N.C. He speaks often at churches, conferences, and other Christian and political events. These speeches have included presentations at the national conferences of the Gospel Music Association and the Evangelical Press Association, in addition to hundreds of speeches at local and regional events.
Dr. Del Tackett
Dr. Del Tackett is an Executive Vice President of Focus on the Family, and is the Chairman of Academic Affairs, Director of Distance Learning, and an Adjunct Professor of Religion and Society at New Geneva Theological Seminary. He received his B.S. in Computer Science with post-graduate studies in Artificial Intelligence at Kansas State University, a M.S. in Software Engineering from Auburn University, as well as an honorary J.D. from American Christian College. Del is a former White House staff member of the Senior Bush Administration as Director of Technical Planning in the National Security Council. Del is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel with over 20 years active service duty. You can learn more about Dr. Tackett at his website. Please peruse his contributions to our store.
Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is director of the Freedom of Conscience Initiative.
Since joining ADF in 2004, Tedesco has litigated cases protecting religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life. He was recently co-counsel in Reed v. Town of Gilbert at the U.S. Supreme Court, where he successfully defended the free speech rights of a small church against government discrimination. Tedesco currently specializes in protecting the freedom of conscience of individuals being unjustly forced to compromise their beliefs or else face heavy fines and punishment.
Tedesco earned his J.D. in 2004 from the Regent University School of Law, where he was a recipient of West’s Academic Achievement Award. He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state bar of Arizona; the Supreme Court and U.S. District Court of Arizona; the U.S. District Court of Colorado; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th Circuits.
Dr. Frank S. Turek
Dr. Frank S. Turek is President of Cross Examined, an organization which exists to help stem the mass exodus of Christian youth from the faith. Dr. Turek has a M.A. in Public Administration from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He co-wrote two award-winning books: Legislating Morality, and I Don't have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. Frank is a sought-after speaker who has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Faith under Fire, Politically Incorrect, Focus on the Family, and The Bible Answerman.
Dr. Turek is an eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, having served as a Naval Aviator in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf. In addition to his work defending Christianity and moral truths, Frank also helps businesses and organizations improve their leadership and sales results.
He and his wife Stephanie reside near Charlotte, North Carolina and are blessed with three incredible boys. You can learn more about Dr. Turek at his website.
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Dr. Kenneth Turner
Dr. Ken Turner is Professor of Bible at Bryan College. After majoring in Physics & Math Education at Arizona State University, he attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his M.Div and Ph.D. in Old Testament Theology. He has published a book and several scholarly articles, and is currently editing a book on Deuteronomy, writing a commentary on Habakkuk, and developing homeschool & church curricula on creation-evolution issues. Dr. Turner is married to Raegan and has 4 children.
J. Warner Wallace
J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case-maker and author. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an "evidentialist." His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. He eventually earned a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
J. Warner's books, Cold-Case Christianity and God's Crime Scene, provide readers with principles of cold case investigations and utilize these principles to examine the reliability of the gospel eyewitness accounts and the case for theism. J. Warner's professional investigative work has received national recognition; his cases have been featured repeatedly on NBC's Dateline, and he's been awarded the Police and Fire Medal of Valor "Sustained Superiority" Award. Relying on over two decades of investigative experience, J. Warner provides his readers with the tools they will need to investigate the claims of Christianity and make a convincing case for the truth of the Christian worldview.
If C.S. Lewis and MTV made a baby it would be AXIS. We leverage technology. We are insanely visual. We learn students' names. We encourage underage thinking. We move students from apathy to action. Axis creatively teaches a post-literate generation via the medium of current popular culture. In the midst of today's often confusing marketplace of ideas, we interview different worldviews and narratives by peering through the lens of media and asking the question "Does the Gospel of Jesus stand firm when compared to other counterfeit gospels presented in the world?" Our speaking teams are intentionally relational and exist to awaken the next generation and resource their parents to follow Jesus. We translate at the intersection of ideas, media, and generations.
Mr. Samuel Youngs
Samuel Youngs is Instructor of Critical Thought, Bible, and Worldview at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. He took his B.A. from the University of South Florida where he majored in Religious Studies and Literature, and his M.A. in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Starting in September 2013, he will commence Ph.D. studies through the University of London, focusing in philosophical theology. Sam and his wife Anna share deep interests in literature, the arts, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, and building edifying relationships with colleagues and students. Their daughter, Ziraleet, was born in April 2013, and the three of them live in Chattanooga, TN. Sam has taught numerous courses on world religion, the critical study of the Bible, controversial topics in Christian theology, and cultural engagement. He has published reviews and articles in American Theological Inquiry, Journal of Religious History, Philosophia Christi, Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, Journal of Comparative Theology, and Review in Religion and Theology. For the upcoming apologetics volume True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism (Kregel, 2013), Sam contributed a chapter on meaning, purpose, and ethics.