Dr. Douglas Geivett


Dr. Doug Geivett is a professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University in La Mirada, California. He has earned a B.S. in Religious Education from Multnomah College, a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from USC.

He has written or edited several books and spoken on issues related to the New Apostolic Reformation, Christian apologetics, and the Christian life to audiences all over the world. The titles of some of these books are Evil and the Evidence for God, Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History, A New Apostolic Reformation: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement, Super Apostles and his newly published book, Counterfeit Kingdom co-authored with Holly Pivec.

Geivett is the former president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He has served as minister to college students in the Pacific Northwest and in Southern California and continues to speak in churches and on university campuses on subjects related to apologetics and the Christian life. His research interests lie in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and epistemology (

2024 Conference Topics

Are We Losing Our Grip on Knowledge?

Case Studies in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Abuse of Scripture

Building a Case for Christian Belief

Modern Prophets Unmasked

2023 Conference Topics

Counterfeit Kingdom: The Dangers of New Revelation, New Prophets, and New Age Practices

I Believe in the Resurrection

Who is Afraid of Christian Nationalism?

Jesus' Overlooked Warnings

2022 Conference Topics

Building a Case for Christian Belief

Near-Death Experiences, For and Against

The Resurrection of Jesus: Why You Can Believe It

2019 Conference Topics

Building a Case for Christian Belief, Part 1 (abstract)

Jesus and the Art of Persuasion (abstract)

Building a Case for Christian Belief, Part 2 (abstract)

2018 Conference Topics

Apostolic Miracles Today: Are They for Real?

Why Evidence Matters (And Why It's Not Enough)

The Existence of God: Three Arguments You Can Use

"I Told You So:" The Role of Testimony in Christian Apologetics

2017 Conference Topics

The Character of Christ & the Case for Christianity

Don't Let Doubt Defeat You

Greater Works Than These: How the New Apostles and Prophets Distort the Teachings of Christ

Thinking About the Faith

2016 Conference Topics

Building a Case for Christian Belief

Are There Prophets and Apostles Today?

The Case Against the Resurrection

Give Me That Old Time Religion: The Church - Past, Present, Future

2015 Conference Topics

The New Apostolic Reformation: What Do You Need to Know

Does God Disclose Himself to Non-Believers?

Solving the Problem of Evil

God's Super-Apostles: Where They Fall Short

2013 Conference Topics

Can Man Live without God?

How We Got Our Bible and Why We Believe It Is God's Word

2012 Conference Topics

Is God Necessary for Morality?

2011 Conference Topics

The Miracle of the Christian Church

Earthquakes, Tsunamis and God: The Problem of Natural Evil

The Sinlessness of Jesus

Hell and the Love of God: A Critique of Universalism

2010 Conference Topics

Using Pascal's Wager

Spectator Evidence and the Elusive God

Building the Case for Christianity

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Christian Apologetics

2009 Conference Topics

Why Evidence Matters

Apologetics in Your Home

C.S. Lewis's Argument for the Deity of Jesus

Solving the Problem of Evil

2008 Conference Topics

Christian Engagement with a Culture in Pain

Film and the Problem of Emotional Pain

Film and the Problem of Animal Pain

Film and the Pain of Crucifixion

2007 Conference Topics

Why and How Richard Dawkins Must Be Answered

Dawkins Case Against the Existence of God

The Fate of Humanity if Dawkins Is Right

Why Naturalism is Bad for Science

2006 Conference Topics

The Invisible Christian

The Myth of Postmodern Christianity

Evil and the Ressurection

Three Reasons Why People Don't Believe in the Ressurection

2005 Conference Topics

Christian Apologetics: What Is It and How To Do It?

Shazam, Kabam, Kaboom! The Kalam Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Your Home - A Laboratory for Christian Apologetics

Is Pascal's Wager a Good Bet?

2004 Conference Topics

Why Evidence Still Matters

Deciphering "The Da Vinci Code"

A Prayer for Richard Dawkins

Dealing with Biblical Difficulties

2003 Conference Topics

Making the Case for Christianity

Suffering: Why Does God Allow It?

Have Miracles Happened?

What About Those Who Never Hear?

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