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Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross is an astronomer and founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and Christianity. Hugh earned a BS in physics from the University of British Columbia and an MS and PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto.

For several years, he continued his research on quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. While in college, he dedicated himself to faith in Christ following an in-depth study of Scripture that convinced him of the Bible’s factual accuracy.

Prompted by family, friends, and colleagues, Hugh founded Reasons to Believe in 1986, to bring scientific evidence for Christianity to light. Today, Hugh is the author of multiple books—including Improbable Planet, Navigating Genesis, and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is—and speaks on science-faith issues to audiences around the world.

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Jeff Zweerink

Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink is a senior research scholar and the executive director of online learning at Reasons to Believe (RTB). He earned a BS in physics and a PhD in astrophysics from Iowa State University, with a focus on gamma rays. Jeff was also involved in research projects such as the Solar Two Project and the Whipple Collaboration and is coauthor of over 30 academic papers.

Having once struggled with reconciling his love of science with his Christian faith, Jeff’s involvement in apologetics grows from his desire to help others bridge the perceived science-faith gap. Today, Jeff writes and speaks on the compatibility of faith and science and on evidence for a Creator from exoplanet research and the multiverse theory. He authored Is There Life Out There? and coauthored RTB’s Impact Events study guide series for students. Jeff also works on GAPS, a balloon experiment seeking to detect dark matter, at UCLA.

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Fazale Rana

Biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana is vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe. Fuz earned a BS in chemistry at West Virginia State University and a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry at Ohio University. He pursued postdoctoral studies in the biophysics of cell membranes at the Universities of Virginia and Georgia, has coauthored numerous papers for peer-reviewed journals, and holds two patents. Fuz converted to Christianity during graduate school. Though he initially embraced the evolutionary paradigm, Fuz eventually drew the conclusion that only a Creator’s involvement could explain the elegance of biochemical systems. Today, Fuz writes and speaks extensively about evidence for creation emerging from biochemistry, genetics, human origins, and synthetic biology. He is the author of multiple books, including Dinousaur Blood and the Age of the Earth and The Cell’s Design.

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J.P. Moreland

J.P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He received a BS in physical chemistry from the University of Missouri, a ThM in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an MA in philosophy from the University of California at Riverside, and a PhD in philosophy at the University of Southern California. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to 95 books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen’s), Consciousness and the Existence of God (Routledge), The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism, and Debating Christian Theism (Oxford.) He has also published close to 90 articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Meta Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, and Faith and Philosophy. Moreland was selected in 2016 by The Best Schools as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers.

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Tom Holladay

Tom Holladay is the senior teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Tom’s passion in ministry is to help people discover a love for the Bible and an understanding of God’s truth that changes the way they live. He also assists Rick Warren in teaching Purpose Driven Church conferences to Christian leaders all over the world. Books he has written include The Relationship Principles of Jesus, Love-Powered Parenting and Foundations: 11 Core Truths to Build Your Life On. He also teaches DriveTime Devotions, a daily ten-minute podcast. He and his wife, Chaundel, have three children and six grandchildren.

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Michael Guillen

Dr. Michael Guillen was born in East Los Angeles, earned his BS from UCLA, and the equivalent of three PhDs from Cornell University in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. For eight years he was an award-winning physics instructor at Harvard University. A three-time Emmy Award winner, he served as the science correspondent for ABC News for fourteen years, appearing regularly on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight.

Dr. Guillen is the host of the History Channel series Where Did It Come From?, a best-selling author, a columnist for Fox News and U.S. News and World Report, and producer of the award-winning family film Little Red Wagon. His books include Bridges to Infinity: The Human Side of Mathematics, Can a Smart Person Believe in God?, Amazing Truths: How Science and the Bible Agree, and his latest, a thriller novel, The Null Prophecy.

Dr. Guillen is the chairman and president of the Philanthropy Project, Spectacular Science Productions Inc., and Filmanthropy Media. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Laurel, their son, and a growing number of barnyard animals. You can keep up with his many adventures on and on Facebook, under Michael Guillen PhD.

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Paul Copan

Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. For six years, he served as president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He is author and editor of over thirty books, including works such as True for You, but Not for Me, When God Goes to Starbucks, Is God a Moral Monster?, Did God Really Command Genocide?, A Little Book for New Philosophers, and Dictionary of Christianity and Science. He has also contributed essays to over thirty books, both scholarly and popular, and authored a number of articles in professional journals. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University. Paul and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children, and they reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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