Oklahoma Wesleyan is excited to announce the partnership between Dr. William Lane Craig and the Master of Theology & Apologetics program launching this fall.
President Dr. Everett Piper expressed his admiration for the new partnership, applauding Dr. Craig’s outstanding resume.
“Craig is one of the world’s foremost Christian philosophers,” Piper said. “As we work to position Oklahoma Wesleyan as a leading voice in presenting and defending a biblical worldview, this partnership with Dr. Craig and his organization, Reasonable Faith, has untold potential.”
In addition to running the Reasonable Faith organization, Dr. Craig has been heavily involved with different dimensions of Christian literature, editing and authoring a combined total of over thirty books. He has also been involved with dozens of exceptional debates. Currently Dr. Craig is also a research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, Calif. After pursuing his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971), he attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), The University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D. Theol. 1984).
This new OKWU program involves innovative coursework and is designed to help students from all academic backgrounds learn how to contend their faith and understand contemporary Christian issues. The program is built around the Four Pillars of OKWU: The Primacy of Jesus Christ, The Priority of Scripture, The Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
“Specifically, students will learn the coherence of Christian doctrine and how to correct common misconceptions and answer with logic and facts as they face the toughest challenges to the Christian faith,” said Dr. Devon Smith, OKWU professor. “While the target of this program is to develop Christian theologians and apologists, the ultimate goal is to train and equip Christians to know why they believe what they believe. Our students will be challenged, but they will grow closer in fellowship and devotion to Christ.”
In addition to Dr. Craig’s new involvement, the Master of Theology & Apologetics program is also enriched by the connection to the Josh McDowell Institute of Apologetics already established at Oklahoma Wesleyan.