Featured Speakers

The Smart Faith Conference features some of the brightest minds in christian thinking

2014 Spring Conference – Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

  DR. JP MORELAND, Biola University
Dr. Moreland is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has four degrees: a B.S. in 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-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. Read Dr. Moreland’s full bio and learn more about his ministry at www.jpmoreland.com
  DR. CRAIG HAZEN, Biola University
Dr. Craig Hazen is the founder and Director of the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola, Director of the M.A. Program in Science and Religion, and professor of Comparative Religion and Apologetics. He has a Ph.D., M.A., from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi.  Learn more about Dr. Hazen at www.biola.edu
  DR. CLAY JONES, Biola University
Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, at Biola University. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.Div.; B.A., philosophy.  Dr. Jones formerly hosted “Contend for Truth”, a call-in nationally syndicated talk radio program. He was the executive director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School). You can read more of Dr. Jones bio and articles he has authored at www.clayjones.net
  SEAN MCDOWELL, Biola University
Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for reaching the younger generation with the Gospel message. He recently joined Biola University’s Master of Arts Program in Christian Apologetics as an assistant professor. Concurrently, he serves as Head of the Bible Department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools where he teaches an honors Bible class.  Visit www.seanmcdowell.org to read Sean’s full bio and peruse his blog, articles, and more.
  DR. KENT DELHOUSAYE, Bethany Bible Church
Kent Delhousaye is the Senior Pastor at Bethany Bible Church and an Adjunct Professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism from Arizona State University, a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Communication from Phoenix Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Philosophical Theology from the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. To learn more about Kent’s ministry, you can visit his website at www.kentdelhousaye.com
 
SHAWN WHITE, President, Smart Faith
White has earned a BA in Religious Studies from Southern Evangelical Bible College in Charlotte, NC. He is currently enrolled in the MA program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University located in La Mirada, CA.  In 2012, Shawn founded Smart Faith in Phoenix, AZ, an apologetic ministry focused on “training believers to be confident, courageous, and culturally aware.” Each year Smart Faith puts on a major conference during which leading apologists from across the country come to Phoenix to present in the areas of science, history, philosophy, the arts, and how those relate to the Christian faith. Shawn is interested in defending the resurrection because on that topic all of Christianity rises or falls. He believes there is good historical evidence to support the resurrection, and that the best explanation of those facts is that God rose Jesus from the dead.  By day, Shawn is a computer software developer. He and his wife, Davina, also are active in serving with their home congregation at Canyon church of Christ in Phoenix, AZ.