Douglas Groothuis, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
MDiv with an Apologetics and Ethics Concentration
Are you called to work in a ministry with both pastoral and evangelistic demands? Do you want depth and breadth to your biblical, theological, and pastoral training with a special emphasis on outreach? The Master of Divinity with a concentration in apologetics and ethics helps prepare students for ministry in a pluralistic world. Students will be equipped to understand the Christian worldview and defend it in a rational, compelling, and culturally engaged manner.
This concentration helps you minister to people who struggle with honest questions about the truth and tenets of the Christian faith. By investigating and comparing the sources and tests of truth, you will develop a coherent Christian worldview by which to live and minister authentically. At the same time, you will examine contradictory assumptions in alternative philosophies, religions, and cults.
How Can I Use This Degree?
- Hold pastoral positions involving evangelism, apologetics, and outreach
- Enrich preaching, teaching, and other forms of ministry
- Minister in evangelism and apologetics-focused parachurch organizations, especially those requiring ordination
- Lead campus ministry
- Pursue doctoral study leading to advanced research and teaching
- Write for publication
Dr. Douglas R. Groothuis is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary. His book, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith, was awarded the Award of Merit in the Apologetics/ Evangelism category from Christianity Today in 2012 and answers the troubling questions that people are actually asking. In addition, he has written for scholarly journals such as Religious Studies, Sophia, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi, and Asbury Theological Journal.