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Recent Book Publications

Walking Through Twilight: A Wife's Illness-A Philosopher's Lament. IVP Press, 2017.
ISBN: 978-0830845187

Philosophy in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic. IVP Academic, 2016.
ISBN: 978-0830840939

Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith. IVP Press, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0830839353

In Defense of Natural Theology. Coedited with James Sennett. IVP Press, 2005.
ISBN: 978-0830827671

On Pascal. Wadsworth, 2003.
ISBN: 978-0534583910

On Jesus. Wadsworth, 2002.
ISBN: 978-0534583941

Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of PostmodernismIVP Academic, 2000.
ISBN: 978-0830822287

The Soul in CyberspaceBaker Book House, 1997.
ISBN: 978-0801057601

Unmasking the New AgeIVP Academic, 1986.
ISBN: 978-0877845683

Full Publication List

Books Authored

  • Walking Through Twilight: A Wife's Illness-A Philosopher's Lament. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017.
  • Philosophy in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016.
  • Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011.
  • On Pascal. Wadsworth, 2003. Wadsworth Philosophers Series. Translated into Chinese (2004).
  • On Jesus. Wadsworth, 2003. Wadsworth Philosophers Series.
  • Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. Translated into Indonesian (2003).
  • The Soul in Cyberspace. Baker Book House, 1997; reprint Wipf and Stock, 1999. Translated into Croatian in 2003 (hardback). Translated into Chinese (2004).
  • Jesus in an Age of Controversy. Harvest House, 1996; reprint Wipf and Stock, 2002. Revised and updated version of Revealing the New Age Jesus. Published also in the United Kingdom by Kingsway Publications, 1998. Translated into Indonesian, 2008.
  • Deceived by the Light. Harvest House, 1995; Wipf and Stock, 2002.
  • Christianity That Counts: Being a Christian in a Non-Christian World. Baker Book House, 1994.
  • Revealing the New Age Jesus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1990. Translated into Polish, Chinese, and Romanian.
  • Confronting the New Age. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988. Translated into German and Czech.
  • Unmasking the New Age. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1986. Translated into Danish, Norwegian, and French.

Books Co-Edited

  • In Defense of Natural Theology: A Post-Humean Assessment. Coedited with James Sennett. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
  • Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World. Consulting editor. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

Book Entries

  • Several entries in The Worldview Study Bible (forthcoming).
  • “Christianity as a Knowledge Tradition,” in Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland. Moody Publishers, 2014.
  • “Frente al Desafia del Postmodernismo,” in Desafios Filsoficos Y Culturales A La Fe Cristiana (Andamio, 2013). Spanish translation of “Facing the Challenge of Postmodernism,” To Everyone An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview. Francis Beckwith, William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, eds. InterVarsity Press, 2004.
  • “Is Religion Dangerous?” in Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists, edited by Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow (Kregel Publications, 2010).
  • “Why I am Pro-Life,” in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Human Sexuality, 11th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2009).
  • "Postmodernism," "Baha'i Faith," "Annotated Bibliography," The Apologetics Study Bible. Broadman, Holman, 2007.
  • "Metaphysical Implications of Cosmological Arguments," In Defense of Natural Theology, James Sennett and Douglas Groothuis, eds. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
  • "Truth Defined and Defended," Reclaiming the Center: Evangelical Accommodation in a Post-Theological Era, Justin Taylor, Millard Erickson, Paul Kjoss Helseth, eds. Crossway Publishers, 2005.
  • "Facing the Challenge of Postmodernism," To Everyone An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview. Francis Beckwith, William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, eds. InterVarsity Press, 2004.
  • "Blaise Pascal," Great Thinkers A-Z, Julian Bagini, Jeremy Stangroom, eds. Continuum, 2004.
  • "Afterword" for Meltdown: Making Sense of a Culture in Crisis, Marcus Honeysett. Kregel Publications, 2004.
  • Excerpt from The Soul in Cyberspace published as a chapter in Opposing Viewpoints: The Internet, Helen Cothran, ed., Greenhaven Press, 2001.
  • "Losing Our Souls in Cyberspace" (interview), Computers and Ethics in the Cyberage, D. Micah Hester, Paul J. Ford, eds. Prentice-Hall, 2000.
  • "The Challenge of the New Age Counterfeit," Unseen Powers: Realities of Our Relation to the Spiritual Realm. Beacon Press of Kansas City, 1999. Adapted from Confronting the New Age.
  • "El Jesús De La Nueva Era," La Nueva Era: Una Perspectiva Christian. Andiamio, 1997. Translation of "The Shamanized Jesus" from Christianity Today.
  • "Near-Death Experiences May Not Be Glimpses of the Afterlife," Death and Dying: Opposing Viewpoints. Greenhaven Press, 1997. Adapted from "To Heaven and Back?" in Christianity Today.
  • "Are Theistic Arguments Religiously Useless? A Pascalian Objection Examined," The Gospel and Contemporary Perspectives. Kregel Publications, 1997. Originally published in Trinity Journal (new series) 15 (1994).
  • "Politics: Building an International Platform," In The New Age Rage, Karen Hoyt, J. Isamu Yamamoto, eds. Fleming Revell, 1987.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles

  • “Multiple Choice Tests, Machine Grading, and the Decline of Knowledge,” Academic Questions, Spring 2018 (forthcoming).
  • With Sarah C. Geis, “Examining Contemplative Prayer,” Bibliotheca Sacra 172, (January-March 2015): 12-23.
  • “Duke Ellington and Biblical Equality,” Priscilla Papers, 28, no 2 (2014).
  • “Learning to Lament,” The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Volume 10, No. 2 (Fall 2013).
  • “A Critique of Pascal’s Wager Argument Against Natural Theology," Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, 6, no. 1 (2013).
  • "Who Designed the Designer? A Dialogue on Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion," Think: The Journal of The Royal Philosophical Society, Issue 21 (Spring 2009).
  • "Sankara's Two Level Theory of Truth: Nondualism on Trial," Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, 1, no.1 (2008). Invited essay for the first issue of the journal.
  • "Intelligent Design and the State University: Accepting the Challenge." Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Volume 60, No. 4 (December 2008).
  • "Why Truth Matters Most," The Journal of The Evangelical Theological Society 47, no. 3 (September 2004).
  • "Pascal Speaks from the Grave," Think: The Journal of The Royal Philosophical Society, no. 8 (Autumn 2004).
  • "On Not Abolishing Faith Schools: A Response to Michael Hand and H. Siegel," Theory and Research in Education 2, no. 2 (July 2004).
  • "An Unwarranted Farewell To Pascal's Wager," Philosophia Christi (series 2) 4, no. 2 (2002).
  • "Are All Bets Off? A Defense of Pascal's Wager," Philosophia Christi (series 2) 3, no. 2 (2001).
  • "The Biblical View of Truth Challenges Postmodernist Truth Decay," Themelios 26, no. 1 (Autumn 2000).
  • "Postmodernism and Truth," Philosophia Christi (series 2) 2, no. 2 (2000).
  • "Do Theistic Proofs Prove the Wrong God?" Christian Scholars Review XXIX:2 (Winter 1999).
  • "The Postmodernist Challenge to Theology," Themelios 25, no. 1 (November 1999).
  • "Postmodernism on Race and Gender: An Evangelical Critique," Asbury Theological Journal (Fall 1999).
  • "Cyberspace, Critical Thinking, and the Return to Eloquent Realities," Inquiry 18, no. 4 (Summer 1999). Lead article of a theme issue.
  • "Thomas Nagel's 'Last Word' on the Metaphysics and Rationality of Morality," Philosophia Christi (series 2) 1, no. 1 (1999).
  • "Christian Scholarship and the Philosophical Analysis of Cyberspace Technologies," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41, no. 4 (December 1998).
  • "Deposed Royalty: Pascal's Anthropological Argument," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41, no. 2 (June 1998).
  • "Pascal's Biblical Omission Argument Against Natural Theology," Asbury Theological Journal 52, no 2 (Fall 1997).
  • "Proofs, Pride, and Incarnation: Is Natural Theology Theologically Taboo?" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 38, no. 1 (March 1995).
  • "Was Moses Rational After All?" Philosophia Christi 17 (1994).
  • "Are Theistic Arguments Religiously Useless? A Pascalian Objection Examined," Trinity Journal (new series) 15 (1994).
  • "Wagering Belief: Examining Two Objections to Pascal's Wager," Religious Studies 30 (1994).
  • "Bacon and Pascal on Mastery Over Nature," Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1994).
  • "Obstinacy in Religious Belief," Sophia 32, no. 2 (July 1993).
  • "Questioning Hume's Theory of Meaning," Kenesis 18, no. 2 (Winter 1992).
  • "Kant's Rejection of Divine Preformation Epistemology," Bulletin of the Evangelical Philosophical Society 15 (1992).

General Articles

  • "Francis Schaeffer: Pastor, Evangelist, Apologist, Prophet," Christian Research Journal 39, no. 4 (2016).
  • “Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters: Taking Risks in Christian Witness,” Christian Research Journal, 2014.
  • “A Christian Assessment of Hacktivism,” The Christian Research Journal, 37:1 (2014).
  • “Football, Baseball, and the Culture of Violence,” Evangelical Philosophical Society Blog, 2011. http://www.epsociety.org/userfiles/DiscussionOnAustinSports.pdf.
  • “Faith, Risk, and Rationality: The Prudential Incentives to Christian Faith,” Areopagus Journal, Winter, 2011.
  • “Understanding Social Media,” Christian Research Journal, 33, no. 3 (2010).
  • “Banning Laptops from the Classroom,” The Teaching Professor, March, 2010.
  • “Addressing the Problem of Evil,” Christian Research Journal, 32, no.4 (2009).
  • "Objections to Christianity," Christian Research Journal, Volume 32, 1 (2009).
  • “Blaise Pascal: An Apologist You Should Now,” Areopagus Journal, January/February, 2008.
  • "Swinging in Class," The Philosophers Magazine. 3rd Quarter, 2007. Article on pedagogy.
  • "Apologetic Nonstarters: Arguments to Avoid in Defending Christianity," Christian Research Journal 30, no. 4 (2007).
  • "Dangerous Meditations," Christianity Today, November 2004.
  • "Postmodernist Fallacies: A Response to [Merold] Westphal," The Christian Century, 26 July 2003.
  • "The Contemporary Jesus," Radix, Summer 2003.
  • "Jesus the Philosopher," Books and Culture, January/February 2003. Featured on Chronicle of Higher Education's web page: Arts and Letters Daily.
  • "What Would Jesus Think?" Chronicle of Higher Education, 2 October 2002.
  • "It Takes More Than a Digital Village," Books and Culture, May/June 1997. Adapted from The Soul in Cyberspace.
  • "Nietzsche and Postmodernist Nihilism," Religious and Theological Studies Fellowship Bulletin, Number 10, January/February, 1996.
  • "To Heaven and Back?" Christianity Today, 3 April 1995, 39-42. Adapted from Deceived by the Light. Reprinted in Vital Signs.
  • "Understanding Diversity in the World's Religions," National Forum: Phi Kappa Phi Journal, Summer 1994.
  • "The Shamanized Jesus," Christianity Today, 29 April 1992.
  • "Apologetics, Truth, and Humility," Christian Research Journal, Spring 1992.
  • "Confronting the Challenge of Ethical Relativism," Christian Research Journal, Summer 1991. Reprinted in Epiphany Journal.
  • "Evidence That Demands a Sermon," Christianity Today, 9 March 1991.
  • "Gnosticism and the Gnostic Jesus," Christian Research Journal, Fall 1990. Edited and abridged from Revealing the New Age Jesus.
  • "Ancient Assistance Against the New Age," Christian History, Issue 26 (1990).
  • "Confronting the New Age," Christianity Today, 13 January 1989. Adapted from Confronting the New Age.
  • "Myth and the Power of Joseph Campbell," Genesis, Summer 1988. Reprinted in Spiritual Counterfeits Journal, Radix, Christian Research Journal, Artifex, and Epiphany Journal. Made into a Mars Hill monograph.
  • "Information and Wisdom," The Reformed Journal, February 1984.
  • "Revolutionizing Our Worldview," The Reformed Journal, November 1982. Reprinted in Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation.

Newspaper Articles

  • “Liturgy for the Low Church, Patheos, December, 2017.
  • “Paper-space,” Chronicle of Higher Education, October, 2014, on line edition.
  • “Violence of Football Too Hard to Justify,” Denver Post opinion, October 21, 2014, on line edition.
  • "Unlike the Gospels, These Latest Tales Don't Have Deep Roots," Rocky Mountain News, May 20, 2006.
  • "A Few Tips on Restoring Civility" Rocky Mountain News, August 5, 2005.
  • "Design Critics Often Employ Straw Men," Rocky Mountain News, December 19, 2005.
  • "Schiavo Case Puts Human Dignity on Trial," Rocky Mountain News, March 8, 2005.
  • "Concept of Same-Sex Marriage Finds No Support in Scriptures," Rocky Mountain News, December 19, 2003.
  • "Religion Will Outlive its Would-Be Undertakers," Rocky Mountain News, December 25, 1999.
  • "Repentance: A Missing Value," Rocky Mountain News, March 8, 1998.
  • "Cult Only Skirted the Edges of Christianity," Rocky Mountain News, April 4, 1997.
  • "A Call for Discretion in Cyberspace," Denver Post, September 3, 1997.
  • "Some Scientists Closed-Minded on Creation," Rocky Mountain News, June 7, 1996.
  • "Pro-lifers Face Defining Moment," Rocky Mountain News, December 7, 1994.
  • "Hypocritical Attack on Censorship," The Seattle Times, October 1, 1987.

Dictionary & Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Christian,” “Religion,” “Monotheism,” “Truth,” “Ken Wilber,” “Technoshamanism,” “Monism,” etc. Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, forthcoming.
  • Ten entries in The Dictionary of Christianity and Science. 2017.
  • "The Existence of God," "Christian Mind," "Culture," "Electronic Media," "Atheism," "Evil," "Religious Diversity." In Everyday Dictionary of Theology. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2010.
  • "Technology," "Blaise Pascal," "Gnosticism," "Point of Contact," "Theistic Proofs," "Cyberspace," New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics. InterVarsity Press, 2006.
  • "Religion and Technology," "New Age Spirituality," Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World. InterVarsity Press, 2002.
  • "Blaise Pascal," Paternoster Dictionary of Historical Theology. Paternoster Press, 2000.
  • "Blaise Pascal," The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia, Gary Ferguson, ed. Garland Publishing, 2000.
  • "The New Age Movement," "Walter Martin," "Francis Schaeffer," Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Baker, 2000.
  • "Meaning," "Blaise Pascal," The Encyclopedia of Empiricism. Greenwood Press, 1997.
  • "The New Age Movement," New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology. InterVarsity Press, U.K., 1994.
  • "The New Age Movement," The Concise Dictionary of Christianity in America. InterVarsity, 1992.
  • "The New Age Movement," The Dictionary of Christianity in America. InterVarsity Press, 1990.

Monographs

  • Myth and the Power of Joseph Campbell. Berean Publications, 1990.
  • What the Bible Really Says About Sex: A Scholarly Response to the Sexual Education Council of the United States (SECUS). Focus on the Family, 1998. Co-authored with Professor Craig Blomberg.

Booklets

  • Are All Religions One? InterVarsity, 1996. Translated into Danish and Portuguese.
  • The New Age Jesus. InterVarsity, 1992. Translated into Korean and Spanish.
  • New Age, New Life. CBN Publishing, 1990.
  • The New Age Movement. InterVarsity, 1986. Translated into Polish and Korean.

Books Reviewed in Journals

  • God’s Mind in that Music, Jamie Howison, Church History and Religious Culture, 2016.
  • Abraham Kuyper: A Personal Introduction, Richard Mouw, Church History and Religious Culture. 2014.
  • Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Religion, Chad Meister, Paul Copan, eds., Philosophia Christi (series 2); 11, no. 1 (2009).
  • Resurrected? An Atheist and a Theist Debate, Gary R. Habermas, Anthony G. N. Flew, ed. John F. Ankerberg. Philosophia Christi (series 2); 8, No. 2 (2006).
  • Meltdown: Making Sense of a Culture in Crisis, Marcus Honeysett. Philosophia Christi, (series 2) 7, no. 2 (2005).
  • Conceiving the Christian College, Duane Litfin. Christian Scholar's Review XXXIV, No.4 (Summer 2005).
  • Doubts About Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design, Thomas Woodward. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 56, no. 1 (March 2004).
  • Law, Darwinism, and Public Education, Francis Beckwith. Philosophia Christi (series 2) 5, no. 1 (2003).
  • Religion Without God, Ray Billington. Themelios 28, no. 3 (Summer 2003). Review article.
  • Meltdown: Making Sense of a Culture in Crisis, Marcus Honeysett. Themelios 28, no. 3 (Summer 2003).
  • Warranted Christian Belief, Alvin Plantinga. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Spring 2002).
  • Reason for the Hope Within, Michael J. Murray, ed. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43, no. 4 (December 2000).
  • An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy, Roger Scruton. Philosophia Christi (series 2) 1, no. 1 (1999).
  • Philosophers Who Believe, Kelly James Clark, ed. Themelios 20, no. 3 (May 1995).
  • All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture, Kenneth Myers. Christian Scholar's Review 21, no. 4 (June 1992).
  • The Absence of Tyranny, Lloyd Billingsley. Science in Christian Perspective, September 1987.
  • A Sociable God, Ken Wilber. Christian Scholar's Review 15, no. 3 (1986).
  • Reincarnation: A Christian Appraisal, Mark Albrecht. Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, March 1984.
  • The Turning Point, Frijoff Capra. Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 35, No.4 4 (December 1983).

Other Books Reviewed

  • Mere Apologetics, Alister McGrath, Christian Research Journal, 2013.
  • The Making of an Atheist, James Spiegel, Areopagas 10:1 (2010).
  • Jesus: A Biography by a Believer, Paul Johnson. Denver Post, June 2010.
  • Philosophers without gods, Louise Anthony, ed., Christian Research Journal 31: no. 4 (2008).
  • The Twilight of Atheism, Alister McGrath; God and Philosophy and There is a God, Anthony Flew; and God? A Debate Between an Atheist and a Christian, William Lane Craig and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Books and Culture, August, 2008.
  • God is not Great, Christopher Hitchens, Christian Research Journal 31: no. 3 (2008).
  • The Case for Civility, Os Guinness, Denver Post, May 18, 2008.
  • The God Delusion. Richard Dawkins. Christian Research Journal 30: no. 6 (2007). Review essay.
  • There is a God, Anthony Flew. The Denver Post, December 22, 2007.
  • In The Shadow of the AntiChrist: Nietzsche's Critique of Christianity. Stephen Williams. The Philosophers Magazine. 3rd quarter (2007).
  • Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris. Christian Research Journal 30: no. 2 (2007), Review essay.
  • The Gospel of Judas, Denver Post. August, 2006.
  • What Jesus Meant, Garry Wills. Rocky Mountain News, January 2006.
  • Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality, Leigh Schmidt. Rocky Mountain News, November, 2005.
  • True to Life, Michael Lynch. The Denver Post, February 13, 2005.
  • After Theory, Terry Eagleton. The Philosophers Magazine. Spring 2004.
  • The Resurrection of God Incarnate, Richard Swinburne, and Humble Apologetics, John Stackhouse. Books and Culture, July/August 2003.
  • The Question of God, Armand Nicholi. The Denver Post, 23 June 2002.
  • God and the Philosophers, Thomas Morris, ed. Rocky Mountain News, 11 June 1995.
  • Fire From Heaven, Harvey Cox. Rocky Mountain News, 1994.
  • Reasonable Faith, Winfried Corduan. Christianity Today, 24 October 1994.
  • Reasoned Faith, Eleanore Stump, ed. First Things, March 1994.
  • Truth in Religion, Mortimer Adler. First Things, June/July 1991.
  • The Pagan Temptation, Thomas Molnar. Chronicles, September 1988.

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