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William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. He earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England, before taking a doctorate in theology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. Prior to his appointment at Talbot he spent seven years at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the Katholike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He has authored or edited over thirty books, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science.
J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to thirty-five books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen's), Consciousness and the Existence of God (Routledge) and Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Blackwell). He has also published over 70 articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, MetaPhilosophy, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, and Faith and Philosophy.
Craig J. Hazen is a Professor of Comparative Religion and Christian Apologetics at Biola University and Director of the Christian Apologetics Program. He is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He has authored or contributed to a range of scholarly works including To Everyone an Answer, Apologetics Study Bible, and the break-out new novel, Five Sacred Crossings. Hazen holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, a degree in Biological Sciences, and has studied International Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. At Biola he was named the winner of the Fischer Award for Faculty Excellence, the highest faculty honor. Prof. Hazen has lectured all over North America and Europe on the evidence for the Resurrection, religion and science, and Christianity among world religions. He has also lectured in the White House and on Capitol Hill. He is a former co-host of a national radio talk program and a regular on-camera expert for broadcast television.
Clay is Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. He holds a D.Min from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as an M.Div and a B.A. in Philosophy. He is the former host of Contend for Truth, a nationally syndicated call-in talk radio program. Clay debated many people over eight years on this program 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. Dr. Jones was the executive director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School). He has been on the pastoral staff of two large churches and has authored apologetics software as well as encyclopedia and journal articles. Dr. Jones is currently writing a book titled Why God Allows Evil and speaks widely on that subject.
Sean McDowell is a high school teacher, speaker, and author. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot School of Theology with a double Master's degree in Philosophy and Theology. McDowell is the author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World. Sean is also the general editor of Apologetics for a New Generation and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Visit his website at http://www.seanmcdowell.org/.