Doug Taylor

I am a Christian, a husband, a father. I completed my PhD (Theology, Apologetics, and a cognate in Church History) in Spring 2018 and have been teaching in adjunct roles since August 2018. Currently I serve as Assistant Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Luther Rice College and Seminary, and will have the privilege of being the Program Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Apologetics at the same time (https://www.lutherrice.edu/degree-programs/ma-in-apologetics.cms). 

I am an apologist at heart, believing it is not sufficient to simply Know What you believe. You must also Know Why you believe what you believe. Every religion in the world tries to answer three basic questions: How did we get here? What is the meaning of life? What happens to us when we die? Based on this, even atheism qualifies as being a religion. All emphasize what mankind must do in order to satisfy their deity figures, even if they elevate humans to the pinnacle of existence, but Christianity focuses on what has already been done by Jesus. The gospel message as presented by Christians is very simple, and revolves around three basic concepts: the deity of Jesus; the death of Jesus; and the bodily resurrection of Jesus.‚Äč

I enjoy the process of research and writing, and believe that scholarship is of no value if it is not shared. So, please feel free to take a look at the Scholarship tab on my website and, where available, you may download some of the papers I've delivered at conferences (for free). I hope these are of some value and help.