Originally birthed as a school project, ten years later Apologetics.com stands as a ministry whose heart's desire is to spread a passionate defense of the truth claims of Christianity!
Consider this place a home – a home where you will meet, debate with, learn from, and interact with real life "staff apologists". Find yourselves in the company of family by requesting a speaker or attending one of our regional conferences. Dialogue and discover truths as we engage in the everyday cultural waves of thought and the intellectual waters of philosophical inquiry by plugging in to our discussion boards or calling in to our weekly live radio shows. And finally, grow and partner with our group by donating to our non-profit organization and sending us your feedback on all that we do.
We at Apologetics.com thank you for taking the time to journey with us on this road called life, where we look and labor for glimpses of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful – which ultimately lead us to the Creator of all that which is Good, True, and Beautiful!
Apologetics.com exists to remove intellectual impediments to Christian faith, thereby enhancing believers' confidence in, and weakening skeptics' objections to, the gospel message.
The ministry of Apologetics.com has become an important part of the movement in Christian thought, philosophy, and apologetics in Southern California. They have a first-rank interactive website and a radio program through which they are proclaiming and defending the great truths of the Christian faith with "reverence and respect." They are making an impact!
Craig J. Hazen
Editor of Philosophia Christi
Director, Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics
Associate Professor of Comparative Religion and Apologetics, Biola University
Apologetics.com aspires to provide first-rate Christian apologetics resources and training to the public through our website, radio broadcasts, publications, and related activities.
Apologetics.com recognizes the 66 books of the Protestant canon of the Bible as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. However, we also recognize the following post-biblical creeds and confessions as valuable and faithful though not infallible, expressions of Christian orthodoxy.
Other early church creeds and conciliar statements relevant to Christian orthodoxy may be profitably consulted, but we do not include them as part of our doctrinal standards. We also recognize the following modern, international, and interdenominational statements as paradigmatic expressions of evangelicalism.
- The World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith (1951)
- The Lausanne Covenant (1974)
- The Manila Manifesto (1989)
Other modern confessions, statements of faith, and definitions relevant to evangelicalism may be profitably consulted, but we do not include them as part of our doctrinal standards.
I heartedly endorse Apologetics.com. It is a quick, convenient and yet deep resource for anyone interested in defending the truth of Christianity. It is changing the way people respond to non-believers.
Hugh Hewitt, J.D.
Emmy Award Winning Co-Host of the "Life and Times" on PBS
Professor of Law, Chapman University
Standard of Excellence
Apologetics.com seeks to provide the best answers to the most challenging objections to Christian faith in a manner that is most effective with inquirers and most glorifying to God.
Apologetics.com presents a balanced understanding of complex issues in a clear and articulate fashion. I highly recommend them.
Kenneth D. Boa, Ph.D., D. Phil.
President of Reflections Ministries, Atlanta Georgia
Our staff is made up of a network of friends who volunteer their resources in order to advance God's kingdom by faithfully carrying out Apologetics.com's mission.
Lindsay Brooks is the Apologetics.com discussion board moderator and co-host of the Apologetics.com Radio Show.
A graduate of Musician’s Institute, he is a former songwriter/producer for legendary Motown music publisher, Jobete, and has done music for several major motion pictures. His passions for Theology, Church History and Philosophy have been focused through his love of music, resulting in a robust music ministry at several churches in the Los Angeles area.
Lindsay’s desire to share insights into the Christian aesthetic in light of new challenges—such as post-modernism and relativism—was a driving force behind establishing the Apologetics.com Life of the Mind Conference series. A profound love of the Gospel has led him to actively pursue alternative evangelization modes. Lindsay is a frequent public speaker on the subject of Christian Apologetics and has developed a workshop on the co-linguistics of music and its application to Christian liturgy.
He is Daddy to Tinisha and Gabrielle who are plotting to take over the world.
Harry Edwards has been married for almost fifteen years to Minerva. They have two young boys, Chase & Jonathan, who love to play with Legos and run around the house pretending to be super heroes. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Apologetics.com, Inc., an organization dedicated to defending the truth claims of Christianity on the internet, radio and other related activities.
Harry Edwards received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and a Masters of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University where he currently works full time managing the campus bookstore. He is an active member at Ocean View Baptist Church where he teaches in the adult Sunday school and leads and plays the drums for the praise and worship band. In his spare time, Harry enjoys doing things with his family, i.e., tennis, backpacking and mentoring others to realize their full potential in the service of our Lord.
Jack Gibson has been married to his wife Marilyn since 1997. He has four degrees from Biola University: B.A. in Biblical Studies and History, M.Div. in Pastoral Studies, M.A. in Christian Apologetics, and Th.M. in New Testament. He also has a doctorate in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has taught Bible at Christian high schools for nine years and at Hope International University and Lancaster Bible College for five years. He also teaches several adult Bible courses at Riverview Evangelical Free Church in Bonsall, CA.
… now we are six. Paul is married to Michele; they have four children. He earned the master’s in Christian apologetics at Biola and two others, in fine arts and English, from Chapman University — thereby becoming a living caution to the danger of over-education. He’s taught in many areas, from critical thinking to creative writing, which suggests how he ‘does’ apologetics, as the youth say these days. He’s a writer in Orange County. His fascinations include love, vision, story, and baseball, and consequently he has projects in many stages of incompletion on those very ideas. Paul’s trying to be quieter these days, and you shouldn’t unduly charm co-workers, so please try not to read his blog posts aloud.
Candace is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Baylor University of Waco, TX with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/ Professional Writing in 2004. She has been attending Talbot Seminary of La Mirada, CA for several years, where she is currently completing her Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Care and Counseling. She currently serves as an assistant hospital chaplain in Fountain Valley when she is not working as a substitute teacher with the Garden Grove School District. When she is not studying, she enjoys attending lectures, writing short stories and poetry, singing in her church choir, leading a Bible study, discipling women, and participating in "street apologetics" in her beloved community of Huntington Beach. Her ultimate goal upon graduation from theological seminary is to serve God and her country as a military chaplain in the California Army National Guard, for which she is currently in the process of training. She has two cats (Keli and Kobi) who play a big role in her daily spiritual formation.
Jeremy David Livermore received his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He has several years of evangelistic & international missions experience working with various organizations such as Campus Crusade, Africa Renewal Ministries, Engineering Ministries International, Engineers Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, Euroteam Designs, & Lifewater. Jeremy has participated in missions in Uganda, Australia, Mexico, Liberia, Chile, and Latvia.
Jeremy received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has been working as a structural engineer designing mid-rise buildings for a global architecture & engineering firm. He received his professional license in 2007. Jeremy has recently travelled to Liberia to design a college for a post-war community in need with EMI. Most recently, he travelled to Chile to participate in emergency disaster relief efforts after the 8.8 quake or 2010 where he provided structural engineering assessments within the Tsunami zone. When not serving with apologetics.com or foreign missions, Jeremy enjoys reading philosophical theology on the beach, creating art, and playing football, baseball, and basketball leagues.
Mike McCoy currently serves as Staff Apologist and Director of Research for Apologetics.com, Inc. He holds a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) in Theology from Covington Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University where his areas of emphasis were cults and Islamic studies. Mike has a passion for teaching and equipping others to defend the truth claims of Christianity. A caring heart for those in distress has lead him to become a licensed and ordained Crisis Response Chaplain for police, fire and sheriff departments, where he continues his training and education. Mike is currently pursuing a second Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counselling from Covington Theological Seminary. He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and daughter (born 1997, in Russia), and the family enjoys music, outdoor activities and appreciating the beauties of God’s creation of the Pacific Northwest.
Christopher Neiswonger is a long time host of the Apologetics.com Radio Show. His interest in Apologetics was born of his own deeply personal questions about the nature of God and the content of the Bible. It seems that the most important question a human being can ask is, “How can we know?” Christopher received his Juris Doctor from Trinity Law School, an MA in Communication and Culture from Trinity Graduate School and is currently pursuing an MBA in International Development (he works for one of the world’s largest advocacy, relief, and development NGOs). He has twice received the highest honours from the Los Angeles Music Awards and twice been nominated for Dove awards by the Gospel Music Association. He is married with five children and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Richard S. Park is married to his wonderful wife Christine. They currently reside in Oxford, England where Richard is pursuing a doctoral degree in theology. Richard completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. History) and two masters, one from Biola University (M.A. Education) and another from Talbot School of Theology (M.A. Philosophy). A former university lecturer in philosophy and theology, Richard currently serves as a conference speaker and board member at Apologetics.com and as director of ApologeticsUK.com. Richard has been a frequent seminar and keynote speaker at conferences around the world, addressing topics such as religion and civility, religion and politics, and Muslim-Christian relations.
Bruce has been married to Cathy for over ten years; they have two young sons. Bruce and Cathy are both occasional contributors to the radio show. Bruce was an early staff member of Apologetics.com, and was a regular radio show host and panelist from 2000 to 2002. His interests revolve around the problem of evil, the possibility of theological language, medieval theology, arguments for the existence of God, classical metaphysics, divine attributes, and post-modernity and religion. Bruce is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. His area of academic specialization is in the thought of Thomas Aquinas.
Bruce holds memberships with the Evangelical Philosophical Society, Society of Christian Philosophers, and the American Academy of Religion. His wife, Cathy, holds a membership with the Society of Biblical Literature. Bruce has a published peer reviewed journal article, has book contributions pending, and has written book reviews for academic journals. He has presented papers at numerous conferences, including the annual meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
Andy Steiger has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and a Masters Degree in Apologetics at Biola University. Although he is originally from Portland, Oregon he has been living and serving in Vancouver, British Columbia. He first came to Canada to complete his B.A. in Biblical Studies. Upon completion he worked for 7 years as a Youth and College Pastor. He met his wife Nancy in college. They have 2 boys Tristan and William. Andy and Nancy love serving in missions and in the church. They love ministry, adventure and people. As newlyweds, they traveled the world for over a year with just a backpack and $30 a day. Thus far in their married life they have traveled and served in over 30 countries. Not only did they learn a lot about each other through those adventures but about people and God. In fact, Andy feels that much of his education in apologetics has been learned through ministry and travel. That all said, the most important thing in Andy's life is his relationship with Jesus Christ. At age 17 he stopped fighting his belief in God and began to seek out who this God is. A short time later, he found Jesus Christ and has enjoyed the adventure of following Jesus ever since. Andy is the director of Apologetics Canada (a ministry of apologetics.com) based in Vancouver, BC Canada. www.apologeticscanada.ca.
Steve graduated from Biola university with a bachelors degree in communications and a masters degree in philosophy. He currently is a host for the apologetic.com radio show, and enjoys speaking to high-schoolers and collegians about the deeper questions in life. His apologetic method is eclectic, and his philosophical interests include philosophical theology, philosophy of mind, and free will and determinism issues. He currently resides in Bellflower, California.
Sam Welbaum's interest in apologetics started early in life when his Mom told him that "You have to know both sides of an issue in order to understand it." He took it to heart and made the "Compact Guide to World Religions" is silent reading book in 6th grade (unless it was Fridays, in which case it was either X-Men or Batman). His interest continued through High School when he got involved in counter cult ministries and started working at the Christian Research Institute. From there he went on to study Philosophy and Christian Studies at California Baptist University. He presently holds an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and is working on PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University.
In addition to serving with Apologetics.com, Sam is presently the Youth Pastor at Shoreline Baptist Church in Fountain Valley, California and a prep school teacher. In the past he has had the pleasure of teaching both philosophy and Koine Greek at the college level, and looks forward to teaching at that level again soon. In his spare time Sam likes to play board games, discover new hot sauces, watch a comedy or two....and still read Batman and X-Men comic books.