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Travis is currently the Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, teaching in both Scarborough College and the School of Theology. He loves to challenge students to think hard and to do so with care. He’s convinced that pursuing truth and thinking well can be an act of worship as we love God with our minds.

After growing up in New Jersey, Travis decided to attend Alaska Bible College (B.A. in Education, 1999). Alaska was really cold, so he moved to Denver to thaw out a little, teaching High School classes in Bible and mathematics from 1999-2004. However, there is no ocean in Colorado, so he began his graduate work at Biola University (M.A. in Christian Apologetics, 2003) in southern California, with the intent to pursue graduate work in World Religions. Upon finding himself gripped more by the philosophical questions underlying the religious ones, Travis returned to Biola (this time Biola’s seminary, Talbot School of Theology) for their philosophy program (M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, 2006). Still having not completely solved any philosophical problems, Travis then pursued answers at the University of Iowa (M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2011). He now works on answers to these questions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is the author of Everyday Apologetics (Seminary Hill Press, 2015) and coauthor of Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel (B&H, forthcoming). He also contributes print articles for the Christian Research Journal.

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Opinion, Religion, Evidence | 4 years ago

Should Faith Have Its Reasons?

Not long ago, a cable TV show host, who is an outspoken atheist, had on his show a relatively well-known Christian pastor. In a discussion about morality and faith, which was overall friendly, the host asked the pastor why “faith”…

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