Richard Howe is a writer, public speaker, and debater at churches and university campuses in the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa on issues concerning Christian apologetics and philosophy. He is professor emeritus of philosophy and apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he teaches part-time. Richard is also a past president of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.
Richard has a BA in the Bible from Mississippi College, an MA in philosophy from the University of Mississippi, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Arkansas. Richard’s doctoral dissertation was titled “A Defense of Thomas Aquinas’s Second Way.”
Richard is coauthor with Dr. Norman L. Geisler of The Religion of the Force and is a contributor to several books, including I Am Put Here for the Defense of the Gospel: Dr. Norman L. Geisler; A Festschrift in His Honor, The Jesus Quest: The Danger from Within, The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics, Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith, and To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview.
Richard and his wife, Rebekah, enjoy international travel in their free time.
Talk Title: “What about Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?”
Description: Do people who have never heard the gospel still have a chance at redemption? This talk aims to examine of the problem of the unreached. Richard will cover various options, including universalism, pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. While he maintains that no one goes to heaven without knowingly trusting Jesus as Savior, Richard explains how this perspective works out for those who have never heard the specifics of the gospel.