Keith Loftin

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Education:

  • Ph.D. Theology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (2013)
  • M.A., Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2009)
  • M.A., Humanities, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX (2008)
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL (2005)

Publications:

  • Books
    • God and Morality: Four Views, ed. R. Keith Loftin. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012. Contributions by Keith Yandell, Mark Linville, Evan Fales, & Michael Ruse. Release date is 18 November 2012.
  • Articles, Chapters, Entries, etc.
    • "Body and Soul: A Biblical Case for Dualism," Areopagus Journal 8/6 (Nov.-Dec. 2008): 9-13.
    • "Materialism," (1000 words), forthcoming in Baker Dictionary of Cults. H. Wayne House, ed., Oregon: Baker Books, 2011.
    • "Theism," (300 words), forthcoming in Baker Dictionary of Cults. H. Wayne House, ed., Oregon: Baker Books, 2011.
    • "Michael the Archangel," (300 words), forthcoming in Baker Dictionary of Cults. H. Wayne House, ed., Oregon: Baker Books, 2011.
    • "God and Morality: An Introduction," in God & Morality: Four Views. R. Keith Loftin, ed., Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012 (forthcoming).
  • Reviews
    • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate Between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan, ed. by Paul Copan (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1998). Areopagus Journal 5/4 (July-Aug. 2005): 30-31.
    • Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide To Sources and Methods, by Darrell Bock (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2002). Areopagus Journal 6/1 (Jan.-Feb. 2006): 29-30.
    • Love Your God With all Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul, by J. P. Moreland (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1997).Areopagus Journal 6/2 (Mar.-Apr. 2006): 30-31.
    • The Books the Church Suppressed: Fiction and Truth in The Da Vinci Code, by Michael Green (Oxford: Monarch Books, 2005). Areopagus Journal 6/5 (Sep.-Oct. 2006): 30-31.
    • C. S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea, by Victor Reppert (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003). Christian Scholars Review 37:3 (Spring 2008): 389-391.
    • Putting Jesus in His Place: the Case for the Deity of Christ, by Robert Bowman, Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2007).Areopagus Journal 8/1 (Jan.-Feb. 2008): 41-42.
    • Why Good Arguments often Fail, by James Sire (Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2006). Areopagus Journal 8/2 (March- April 2008): 41-42.
    • Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues, ed. by H. Wayne House (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2008). Areopagus Journal 8/3 (May-June 2008): 42-43.
    • When God Goes to Starbucks, by Paul Copan (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008). Areopagus Journal 8/4 (July-August 2008): 40-41.
    • Welcome to College: A Christ-follower's Guide for the Journey, by Jonathan Morrow (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2008). Areopagus Journal8/5 (Sep.-Oct. 2008): 35-36.
    • The Dawkins Delusion, by Alister McGrath (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007). Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics2/1 (2009): 136-139.
    • The Big Questions, by Jonathan Hill (Oxford: Lion, 2007). Areopagus Journal 9/2 (March-April 2009): 37-38.
    • Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, by Gregory Koukl (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009). Areopagus Journal 9/2 (March-April 2009): 41-42.
    • A Reasonable God: Engaging the New Face of Atheism, by Gregory Ganssle (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009). Areopagus Journal10/1 (Jan.-Feb. 2010): 37-38.
    • Naturalism, by Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008). Heythrop Journal 52/2 (March 2011): 305-306.
    • The Image in Mind: Theism, Naturalism, and the Imagination, by Charles Taliaferro and Jil Evans (New York: Continuum, 2011). Forthcoming inHeythrop Journal.

Presentations:

  • "J. P. Moreland's Substance Dualism and the Argument from Token-Reflexive Indexicals." Dallas Socratic Society (Dallas, TX), 13 March 2006.
  • "Van Inwagen's (Modal) 'Consequence Argument' and the Incompatibility of Freedom and Determinism." Dallas Socratic Society (Dallas, TX), 09 October 2006.
  • "John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism." Invited lecture at Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), 19 October 2006.
  • "The Self-refuting Nature of Darwinism." Louisiana State University Philosophy Conference (Baton Rouge, LA), 11 April 2008.
  • "The Resurrection of Jesus: Historical Evidence." McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA), 12 April 2008.
  • "Evolutionary Naturalism's Self-Referential Incoherence." Dallas Socratic Society (Dallas, TX), 09 June 2008.
  • "The Metaethical Alchemy of Michael Martin." Philosophy Club Colloquium Series, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), 11 November 2008.
  • "Truth and Religious Pluralism." Defending the Faith in the 21st Century conference, Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, AL), 30 January 2009.
  • "Is the Mind Just the Brain? Responding to Mind-Body Materialism." Defending the Faith in the 21st Century Conference, Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, AL), 31 January 2009.
  • "The Metaethical Alchemy of Michael Martin." Southeastern Scholastic Society, Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, AL), 21 March 2009.
  • "If God Knows the Future, Can I be Free?" Second Annual Defending the Faith in the 21st Century Conference, Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, AL), 30 January 2010.
  • "Aquinas and Duns Scotus on the Nature of Time and Eternity." Southeast Regional Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting, North Greenville University (Greer, SC), 19 March 2010.
  • "Augustine's View of God, Time, and Eternity in The Confessions." Invited lecture at Southeastern Bible College (Birmingham, AL), 30 March 2010.
  • "Should the 'Accidental Temporalist' View of God and Time be Peremptorily Rejected?" Dallas Socratic Society (Dallas, TX), 11 October 2010.
  • "Euthyphro, God, and Moral Ontology." North Central Texas College (Corinth, TX), 1 December 2010.
  • "Is 'Timeless Sans Creation, Temporal Subsequent to Creation' Incoherent?" Southeast Regional Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting (Atlanta, GA), 25 March 2011.
  • "Is 'Timeless Sans Creation, Temporal Subsequent to Creation' Incoherent?" Paideia Conference, Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), 2 April 2011.
  • "Plotting the Religious Landscape of America." Concordia University (Garland, TX), 21 July 2011.
  • "The Moral Logic for God." University of Texas-Dallas (Dallas, TX), 08 September 2011, sponsored by UT-D Reasonable Faith chapter.
  • "A Sober Assessment of Richard Dawkins's Case Against God's Existence." University of Texas-Dallas (Dallas, TX), 27 October 2011, sponsored by UT-D Reasonable Faith chapter.
  • "Evolutionary Naturalism's Self-Referential Incoherence." University of Texas-Dallas (Dallas, TX), 03 November 2011, sponsored by UT-D Reasonable Faith chapter.
  • "How to Think About David Hume's 'Of Miracles.'" Tarrant County College (Arlington, TX), 14 November 2011.
  • "On the Reliability of Scripture." University of Texas-Dallas (Dallas, TX), 19 January 2012, sponsored by UT-D Reasonable Faith chapter.
  • "Does the Existence of Evil Disprove God?" University of Texas-Dallas (Dallas, TX), 1 March 2012, sponsored by UT-D Reasonable Faith chapter.
  • "Divine Eternity and the Pre-existence of Christ." Southwest Regional Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), 9 March 2012.
  • "Divine Eternity and Creation Ex Nihilo." Southeast Regional Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forrest, NC), 23 March 2012.
  • "Divine Eternity and Creation Ex Nihilo." Paideia Conference, Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), 24 March 2012.
  • "How to Think About David Hume's 'Of Miracles.'" Tarrant County College (Arlington, TX), 11 April 2012.
  • "Understanding Worldviews." Apologetic staff training for Camp Pearl Ministries (Reeves, LA), 25 January 2008.
  • "Basics of Defending the Faith" and "Offensive Apologetics." Apologetic staff training for Camp Pearl Ministries (Reeves, LA), 22 February 2008.
  • "Jesus' Resurrection: An Apologetic." Apologetic training for college students at Lake Charles Bible Church (Lake Charles, LA), 23 March 2008.
  • "Getting out of Intellectual Neutral." Lake Charles Bible Church (Lake Charles, LA), 27 April 2008.
  • "Are There Really 'Millions of Paths' to God?" Faith Bible Church (Houston, TX), 25 June 2008.
  • "What to Say to Mormons When They Knock on Your Door." Dry Creek Bible Church (Dry Creek, LA), 6 July 2008.
  • "Loving God with all Your Mind." Iglesia Bautista de Gracia (Lima, Peru), 20 July 2008 (morning).
  • "The Role of Scripture in Spiritual Development." Iglesia Bautista de Gracia (Lima, Peru), 20 July 2008 (evening).
  • Apologetic series on Mormonism and Christianity at El Buen Pastor (Lima, Peru), 21 July—22 July 2008.
    • "Is Mormonism Christianity?" and "Is the Book of Mormon God's Word?" 21 July 2008.
    • "The Impossible God of Mormonism" and "Mormon vs. Christian Christology." 22 July 2008.
    • "Q & A on Mormonism." Evening of 22 July 2008.
  • "Apologetics in the Modern World." Pastors' conference at Iglesia Biblica Bautista Nuevo Amanecer (Lima, Peru), 21 July 2008.
  • "The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus." Pastors' conference at Iglesia Biblica Bautista Nuevo Amanecer (Lima, Peru), 22 July 2008.
  • "Christian Theism and Pantheism: Worldviews in Conflict, part 1." Public lecture given at Iglesia Bautista de Gracia (Lima, Peru), 23 July 2008.
  • "Christian Theism and Pantheism: Worldviews in Conflict, part 2." Public lecture given at Iglesia Bautista de Gracia (Lima, Peru), 24 July 2008.
  • "The Kalam Cosmological Argument." Lake Charles Bible Church (Lake Charles, LA), 30 November 2008.
  • "Apologetics and Christ's Resurrection." Chelsea Bible Church (Birmingham, AL), 11 January 2009.
  • "Christianity and the Mind/Body Problem." Chelsea Bible Church (Birmingham, AL), 19 April 2009.
  • "Dealing with Doubt." Chelsea Bible Church (Birmingham, AL), 06 May 2009.
  • "Getting out of Intellectual Neutral." Chelsea Bible Church (Birmingham, AL), 10 June 2009.
  • "God's Roadmap for History: the Story of Redemption." One-week long class taught at Camp Pearl(Reeves, LA), 30 June—3 July 2009.
  • "Apologetics: What's It All About?" Series presented at Camp Pearl (Reeves, LA), 30 June—3 July 2009.
  • "Apologetic Q & A" and "Basics of Defending the Faith." Two-night apologetics series at First Baptist Church Hoover (Hoover, AL), 14-15 August 2009.
  • Featured speaker for apologetics weekend at Grace Bible Church (Columbia, MO), 18-19 September 2009(various topics).
  • "Basics of Defending the Faith." Eastminster Presbyterian Church (Trussville, AL), 23 September 2009.
  • "Responding to Religious Pluralism." Vestavia Hills First United Methodist Church (Vestavia Hills, AL), 29 November 2009.
  • "The Historical Evidence for Jesus' Resurrection." Coffee Table Theology, event hosted by Safe Harbor Church (Alabaster, AL), 8 January 2010.
  • "Responding to Religious Pluralism." Chelsea Bible Church (Birmingham, AL), 24 January 2010.
  • "Does the Universe Indicate God's Existence?" Coffee Table Theology, event hosted by Safe Harbor Church (Alabaster, AL), 8 April 2010.

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Humanities, The College at Southwestern, Fall 2012—Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Southeastern Bible College, Spring 2009—Spring 2010
  • Staff Apologist, Apologetics Resource Center, September 2006—September 2010
  • Associate Editor for Areopagus Journal, September 2006—September 2010
  • Instructor in Apologetics, Center for Biblical Studies, Reeves, LA (FA 2007)
  • Interning Field Associate, Probe Ministries, Dallas, TX, May 2006—May 2007

Society Memberships:

  • Society of Christian Philosophers, 2005-Present
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society, 2005-Present
    • Chairman, Southeast Region, 2012-Present
  • Evangelical Theological Society, 2003-2009
  • Dallas Socratic Society, 2005-Present
  • Philosophy of Time Society, 2006-Present

Personal:

  • Spouse: Julie Greene Loftin

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