Monday, March 29, 2010

Apologist Interview: Craig Hazen of Biola University

Today's interview is with Dr. Craig Hazen of Biola University. He is the founder and director of the M.A. program in apologetics at Biola and the editor of Philosophia Christi (of the Evangelical Philosophical Society). He talks about his background and influences, Philosophia Christi, his book Five Sacred Crossings, the Biola apologetics program, their certificate program, advice to apologists, and more.

Full Interview MP3 Audio here. (34 minutes)

Giveaway for FREE Apologetics Products
The Graduate Program in Christian Apologetics is giving away two copies of Hazen’s Five Sacred Crossings to two people. To be entered in this contest, leave a comment on this post. Each person will only be counted once, even if multiple comments are left. Giveaway ends on April 2 at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be chosen at random using random.org and notified by email.

10% off anything in the Biola apologetics product catalog Apologetics Resources.

Buy Craig Hazen’s apologetics novel, Five Sacred Crossings @ $10 each Special Discount

Only $75! Biola’s Certificate in Christian Apologetics. $20 discount. Special Discount

Biola’s apologetics program will honor such rates until the end of April for all readers and friends of Apologetics 315. If you want to receive the 10% discount off of anything in the apologetics product catalog that is not clickable above, please order by phone (562-906-4570) or email.

Enjoy.

30 comments :

William Dicks said...

Hi there,

Does this count as a comment for the book contest? LOL!

Anyhow, in a world that is increasingly becoming post-christian, and anti-christian, it certainly is becoming more and more important for "ordinary" Christians to become well-versed in apologetics!

Blessings,
William Dicks

David said...

Very interesting interview.

Brian said...

Yes, that counts as a comment.

David said...

Hope I win :)

Dan Rodger said...

Its a such a shame there isn't anywhere here in the uk where you can study for a MA in Apologetics...I would be there in a flash ;(

Brian said...

Dan, there is the distance learning option with Biola. Also check out the opportunities found this link.

Alfonso Alvarez said...

What book are you giving out anyway Brian? Have a good week ahead!

Brian said...

2 copies of Five Sacred Crossings (see above)

Alfonso Alvarez said...

Okay, I saw it.

becklegacy said...

I love apologetics315!! :)

Dax Bennington's Blog said...

Thanks for the great work your doing for the Lord, I have a friend in the MA Apologetics program now!

display name said...

Dan from the UK, you may not have a MA program in apologetics, but you don't need it. The Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics (www.theocca.org) has a one-year certificate program that will rival anything here in the States.

Tobias said...

Dr. Hazen rocks. :-)

emmzee said...

Dan, two distance options that you could investigate (in addition to the Oxford Center option noted above) are both from TRACS accredited schools (ATS is the "premium" accreditor of Christian seminaries in North America but TRACS is still entirely valid & legitimate accreditation):

Southern Evangelical Seminary
Master of Arts in apologetics (or philosopy)
http://ses.edu/Academic/DegreesSchools/MasterofArts/tabid/244/Default.aspx

Luther Rice University
Master of Arts in apologetics
http://www.lru.edu/Content.aspx?page=MA%20in%20Apologetics&tool=quicklinks

That said, although these degrees may be very interesting and teach you a lot, their practical utility would be limited, so make sure you understand exactly what you are getting and how the credential could (and could not) be used before you enroll.

Allen said...

Awesome giveaway!

Alex Albert said...

Lets give it a try...!

bossmanham said...

Can we still be entered for the contest?

fuller05 said...

Sound like a good book.

By the way, I use Apologetics 315 probably everyday, it's a great resource for me.

Brian said...

Awesome interview! I want the book!!

Chad said...

Great work all around on the blog Brian; keep it up!

Godspeed

Tim H. said...

Here's my comment.

Chargers said...

In! (woo-hoo!)

PS - Found 315 via STR blog. Thanks a TON for all the resources! (So stoked to know Nash's stuff is mp3'd - I listened to an awesome "tape" series just over a decade ago. My how much more convenient and cheaper getting worthy material into our ears has become w/podcasted mp3s!)

D.B. said...

Thanks for offering the free books. I have enjoyed many of your digests of all things apologetics. Thanks for all the hard work.

Julie Wanis said...

You guys are the greatest! Keep up all the good work :-)

dashworth said...

Nice giveaway, and thanks for the news and updates!

Mikel said...

Craig Hazen is an awesome guy. And no other program touches the M.A. in Apologetics at BIOLA. Where else can you get a class with JP Moreland, one with William Lane Craig, another with Craig Hawkins and attend a Defending the Faith Lecture Series with Gary Habermas, Alvin Plantinga and others greats all in the same semester?

Mikel said...

Great contest!

Shark Attack said...

I would like to do the MA in the future. I may start with the certificate program. Thanks for the interview and giveaway opportunity Brian.

Jerry

Brian said...

Please enter Johnny King in the draw, as blogger didn't allow his comment.

Brian said...

And the winners are.... Alfonso Alvarez & Chargers.
You will need to email me using the "contact" link at the top of the blog.

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