Meet the Speakers
William Lane Craig
Dr. Craig is the Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and the Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He earned doctorates from the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D.), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol.). He has authored or edited over thirty books.
Dr. Wielenberg is the Professor of Philosophy at DePauw University. He earned his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) (Ph.D.), and spent a year studying at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored three books in ethics and the philosophy of religion.
Harold C. Felder
H.C. Felder is a former atheist and NASA Software Engineer. After becoming a believer and being exposed to the truth of Christianity, he has dedicated his life to sharing that truth with others. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, and both a Master and Doctorate degree in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. H.C. has articles published in a scholarly journal on the topic of “Racism and the Bible.” He is also the author of “The African American Guide to the Bible” which deals with the inspiration of Scripture, the Black presence in the Bible, the Bible and racism, and the unity of man. H.C. is also the founder of Giving An Answer ministry (www.GivingAnAnswer.org), which focuses on giving evidence for the Christian faith. He speaks at churches and at various apologetics conferences.
Dianna Williams holds an Hon. B.Sc. with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Apologetics and Philosophy. Dianna’s passion is to help equip college and university students to defend their faith while on the secular campus or in the marketplace; as a member of T.E.A.M. (the missions arm of SES) she travels both nationally and internationally to speak at universities, churches, women’s conferences, and community events. Dianna is also a member of the speaking team for the International Society of Women in Apologetics (ISWA).
Prem is a Christian apologist who has been a software developer for the past 22 years. He was in India but grew up across India, Nigeria, and the United States. He was raised in a Christian background but became an evolutionist and an agnostic in his pre-teen years when his interest in science led him to ask questions that his church could not answer. In 1989, Prem came to Christ in New York City and got involved with street evangelism and young adult discipleship. Since 1998, Prem has taught New Testament and Apologetics at churches and colleges, across the United States. In 2007, Prem was the plenary speaker for the ‘Jesus Week’ kickoff at Columbia University, and in 2011 co-taught Systematic Theology at his church with his professor, the noted Christian apologist Dr. Norman Geisler. Additionally, he has addressed members of the faculty of the Philosophy Department at Potchefstroom University in South Africa, and has also taught in India, Norway, and Qatar. Prem holds an undergraduate degree with a double major in Physics and Computer Science, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He attends Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC, where he has taught Adult classes and leads an Adult Life Group focused on Apologetics & New Testament. He also served as the International Director for Ratio Christi, a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. He resides in Charlotte with his wife Annie, and two children.
Adam Tucker is the Director of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) where he facilitates the school’s missions outreach arm T.E.A.M. Adam also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from SES. He is both a Certified Apologetics Instructor and an Interfaith Evangelism Specialist with the North American Mission Board, and served for five years as the Ratio Christi chapter director at UNC Greensboro. He has written articles for the Christian Apologetics Journal as well as the Christian Research Journal. Adam has been married to his beautiful wife Ginna for nearly 14 years, and they have three completely awesome little boys.
David Fisher, MD, MPH is board-certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his residency in family medicine and clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Fisher authored the guide How to Keep Mom (And Yourself) Out of a Nursing Home – Seven Keys to Keeping Your Independence. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife and six children. He blogs at doctorfisher.com and tweets @DoctorFisher.
Dr. Bixler is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist and North Carolina Certified Health Services ProviderHis doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s degree in theology were earned from the Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology. His wife, Robbin, and he moved to North Carolina in 2012 to live closer to two daughters and three grandchildren who live in the Triangle area. They have been married for over forty years. He is a member of the Virginia Psychological Association, North Carolina Psychological Association, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition, Dr. Bixler has a special interest in treating sex addiction behavior. He has received training from Dr. Patrick Carnes, one of the foremost experts on sex addiction in the U.S. He is committed to helping those in the tentacle-grips of this compulsion.
Bruce A. Little is Senior Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he has been on faculty since 2001 and is a visiting professor at Ostrog University in Ostrog, Ukraine. In addition, he gives lectures on philosophical issues in various venues internationally including many national universities in Eastern Europe. Dr. Little is often invited by Christian organizations to speak on apologetics and specifically on the problem of evil. He is the author or editor of eight books, numerous articles, and contributor to three books.
Dr. Jamie Dew is the Vice President for Undergraduate Studies and Distance Learning at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is also the Associate Professor of History of Ideas and Philosophy. He earned his PhD in Theological Studies from Southeastern in 2008, and is working on a second PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham in England. He is the author of Science and Theology: An Assessment of Alister McGrath’s Critical Realist Perspective (Wipf & Stock, 2010), co-author of How Do We Know? An Introduction to Epistemology (IVP, 2014), and co-editor of God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain (IVP, 2013).
Ken Keathley is senior professor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he also directs the L Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture. Dr Keathley specializes in the doctrine of creation and he has co-authored 40 Questions on Creation and Evolution and co-edited Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and Biologos.
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