As a philosopher and theologian, I have a great passion to help people understand the reasonableness and relevance of Christianity’s truth claims. Through my writing and speaking as senior research scholar at Reasons to Believe (RTB), I strive to encourage believers to develop a logically defensible faith and challenge skeptics to engage Christianity at a philosophical worldview level.
My journey to faith in Christ began in my teenage years when I wrestled with a deep sense of emptiness and restlessness. My older brother’s suicide spurred my earnest efforts to seek answers to life’s “big questions.” Eventually, I began reading the Bible and attending church—but it was my sister’s gift of Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis that led me to truly understand the Christian Gospel and to finally believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of the world. From then on, I pursued an intellectually satisfying and a deeply personal faith.
In my work at RTB, I focus on showing how Christianity’s great doctrinal truths (the Trinity, the Incarnation, the Atonement, etc.) are uniquely compatible with reason.
7 Truths That Changed the World: explores some of Christianity’s most transformational ideas and offers a biblical, historical, and philosophical look at how the world changed when Christ and his followers came on the scene.
A World of Difference: tests the validity of five major worldviews–Christianity, naturalism, Islam, postmodernism, and the pantheistic monism of Eastern religions.
Without a Doubt: provides clear, solid answers to 20 of the toughest questions about the Christian faith.
Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men: search for truth to answers about extraterrestrial life from a Christian perspective (coauthored with astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross and national security expert Dr. Mark Clark).
My weekly podcast, Straight Thinking, is dedicated to encouraging Christians to utilize sound reasoning in their apologetics. Subscription to Straight Thinking is available for free through RTB’s web site, as well as iTunes. You can also hear me and my fellow RTB scholars offer unscripted answers to listener questions on the I Didn’t Know That! podcast.
An avid speaker and debater, I have appeared on numerous radio programs such as Voice America Radio, Newsmakers, The Frank Pastore Show, Stand to Reason, White Horse Inn, Talk New York, and Issues Etc. I’ve also lectured on Christian apologetics and thinking at a number of churches and universities, including:
- Willow Creek Community Church
- Houston Second Baptist Church
- Fullerton Evangelical Free Church
- Christ’s Church of the Valley
- Northshore Christian Church
- Calvary Chapel, Murrieta
- Texas A&M University
- Biola University
- Azusa Pacific University
- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Regent College
- St. John’s College
- Legana Christian Church, Australia
- Christian Neuroscience Society
If you’re interested in booking me to speak at your event, please contact Ken Hultgren at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (626) 335-1480 ext. 167, or go to reasons.org/whats-new/events and fill out the online request form. To schedule an interview, please email Kristi at email@example.com.
I currently lecture for the Master of Arts program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University. I also teach adult classes at Christ Reformed Church in Southern California.