Monday, March 29, 2010

Apologist Interview: Craig Hazen of Biola University

Today’s interview is with Dr. Craig Hazen of Biola University. He is the founder and director of the M.A. program in apologetics at Biola and the editor of Philosophia Christi (of the Evangelical Philosophical Society). He talks about his background and influences, Philosophia Christi, his book Five Sacred Crossings, the Biola apologetics program, their certificate program, advice to apologists, and more.

Full Interview MP3 Audio here. (34 minutes)

Giveaway for FREE Apologetics Products
The Graduate Program in Christian Apologetics is giving away two copies of Hazen’s Five Sacred Crossings to two people. To be entered in this contest, leave a comment on this post. Each person will only be counted once, even if multiple comments are left. Giveaway ends on April 2 at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be chosen at random using and notified by email.

10% off anything in the Biola apologetics product catalog Apologetics Resources.

Buy Craig Hazen’s apologetics novel, Five Sacred Crossings @ $10 each Special Discount

Only $75! Biola’s Certificate in Christian Apologetics. $20 discount. Special Discount

Biola’s apologetics program will honor such rates until the end of April for all readers and friends of Apologetics 315. If you want to receive the 10% discount off of anything in the apologetics product catalog that is not clickable above, please order by phone (562-906-4570) or email.



  1. William Dicks March 29, 2010

    Hi there,

    Does this count as a comment for the book contest? LOL!

    Anyhow, in a world that is increasingly becoming post-christian, and anti-christian, it certainly is becoming more and more important for "ordinary" Christians to become well-versed in apologetics!

    William Dicks

  2. David March 29, 2010

    Very interesting interview.

  3. Brian March 29, 2010

    Yes, that counts as a comment.

  4. David March 29, 2010

    Hope I win 🙂

  5. Dan Rodger March 29, 2010

    Its a such a shame there isn't anywhere here in the uk where you can study for a MA in Apologetics…I would be there in a flash ;(

  6. Brian March 29, 2010

    Dan, there is the distance learning option with Biola. Also check out the opportunities found this link.

  7. Alfonso Alvarez March 29, 2010

    What book are you giving out anyway Brian? Have a good week ahead!

  8. Brian March 29, 2010

    2 copies of Five Sacred Crossings (see above)

  9. becklegacy March 29, 2010

    I love apologetics315!! 🙂

  10. Dax Bennington's Blog March 29, 2010

    Thanks for the great work your doing for the Lord, I have a friend in the MA Apologetics program now!

  11. display name March 29, 2010

    Dan from the UK, you may not have a MA program in apologetics, but you don't need it. The Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics ( has a one-year certificate program that will rival anything here in the States.

  12. Tobias March 29, 2010

    Dr. Hazen rocks. 🙂

  13. emmzee March 29, 2010

    Dan, two distance options that you could investigate (in addition to the Oxford Center option noted above) are both from TRACS accredited schools (ATS is the "premium" accreditor of Christian seminaries in North America but TRACS is still entirely valid & legitimate accreditation):

    Southern Evangelical Seminary
    Master of Arts in apologetics (or philosopy)

    Luther Rice University
    Master of Arts in apologetics

    That said, although these degrees may be very interesting and teach you a lot, their practical utility would be limited, so make sure you understand exactly what you are getting and how the credential could (and could not) be used before you enroll.

  14. Allen March 29, 2010

    Awesome giveaway!

  15. Alex Albert March 29, 2010

    Lets give it a try…!

  16. bossmanham March 29, 2010

    Can we still be entered for the contest?

  17. Alfonso Alvarez March 29, 2010

    Okay, I saw it.

  18. Brian March 29, 2010

    Awesome interview! I want the book!!

  19. fuller05 March 29, 2010

    Sound like a good book.

    By the way, I use Apologetics 315 probably everyday, it's a great resource for me.

  20. Chad March 30, 2010

    Great work all around on the blog Brian; keep it up!


  21. Tim H. March 30, 2010

    Here's my comment.

  22. Chargers March 30, 2010

    In! (woo-hoo!)

    PS – Found 315 via STR blog. Thanks a TON for all the resources! (So stoked to know Nash's stuff is mp3'd – I listened to an awesome "tape" series just over a decade ago. My how much more convenient and cheaper getting worthy material into our ears has become w/podcasted mp3s!)

  23. D.B. March 31, 2010

    Thanks for offering the free books. I have enjoyed many of your digests of all things apologetics. Thanks for all the hard work.

  24. Julie Wanis April 2, 2010

    You guys are the greatest! Keep up all the good work 🙂

  25. dashworth April 2, 2010

    Nice giveaway, and thanks for the news and updates!

  26. Mikel April 2, 2010

    Great contest!

  27. Mikel April 2, 2010

    Craig Hazen is an awesome guy. And no other program touches the M.A. in Apologetics at BIOLA. Where else can you get a class with JP Moreland, one with William Lane Craig, another with Craig Hawkins and attend a Defending the Faith Lecture Series with Gary Habermas, Alvin Plantinga and others greats all in the same semester?

  28. Shark Attack April 2, 2010

    I would like to do the MA in the future. I may start with the certificate program. Thanks for the interview and giveaway opportunity Brian.


  29. Brian April 3, 2010

    Please enter Johnny King in the draw, as blogger didn't allow his comment.

  30. Brian April 8, 2010

    And the winners are…. Alfonso Alvarez & Chargers.
    You will need to email me using the "contact" link at the top of the blog.