You can dismiss the support request pop up for 4 weeks (28 days) if you want to be reminded again. Or you can dismiss until our next donations drive (typically at the beginning of October). Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation. Thanks!
One Time
$5/month (US)
$10/month (US)
Support II via AmazonSmile Internet Infidels Needs Your Support!
dismiss for   28 days   1 year   info



Brief Biography of

John W. Loftus

 


Name: John W. Loftus

Degrees:

  • B.R.E. Great Lakes Christian College, 1977.
  • M.A. Theology/Philosophy, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1982.
  • M.Div. Theology/Philosophy, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1982.
  • Th.M. Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1985.
  • Entered but did not complete the Ph.D program, Theology/Ethics, Marquette University, 1986-1987.

Professional:

  • In the ministry for 14 years as an Associate Minister, Minister, and Senior Minister.
  • President of a local ministerial association.
  • President of a homeless shelter.
  • Taught apologetics, philosophy, critical thinking, and ethics courses as an Adjunct Professor at various Christian and secular colleges.

Publications:

  • Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (Prometheus Books, 2008).
  • Why I Became an Atheist: Personal Reflections and Additional Arguments (Trafford, 2008).
  • The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails (forthcoming).
  • Several articles in Christian magazines and journals when I was a Christian.

Personal: Happily married to the love of my life, who's also an atheist, and with whom I own a small business.

Hobbies: I'm an avid pool player who wrote a book on billiards titled "How to be The Captain of a Winning APA 8-Ball Team." In the American Poolplayers Association (APA) I'm a 7 in 8-Ball and a 9 in 9-Ball, their highest rankings. I have competed nationally in Las Vegas three times. Since 2004 I have written a monthly instructional column for the national billiard magazine, Inside Pool.

Homepage: Founded the Debunking Christianity blog.


Top