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Dr. Jason D. Crowder

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Dr. Jason D. Crowder was licensed to the ministry in January 1996, followed by ordination to the ministry in October 1998. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Mobile in December 1998, earning a BA in religion with minors in English and psychology. Dr. Crowder completed his MDiv in theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and later achieved his doctorate in theological studies, concentrating on philosophical theology and apologetics in 2011 from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Additionally, he has completed four years of post-doctorate studies in classical and medieval philosophy at the University of the Free State. He also has an MA by research in ancient Greek philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2024. Dr. Crowder is the author of Philosophy, Who Needs It? A Layman's Introduction to Philosophy. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He has taught various philosophy, religion, and theology courses at several institutions for nearly two decades. Furthermore, he has been serving the International Society of Christian Apologetics in some official capacity since 2017 and is a Charter Member of the Society (2006). He and his wife, Rebekah, reside in Richmond, TX (Houston metro).

Subject Areas/Current Research: Comparative and World Religions; Logic; Philosophy (with emphasis on Ancient Greek, Classical, and Medieval); Philosophy of Religion; Christian Apologetics; Reformed Epistemology; Philosophical Theology; Theology; Rhetoric and Polemics

Vice President

Dr. Win Corduan

Winfried Corduan is the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at Taylor University. He was born in Germany and moved to the United States with his family as a teenager. His degrees include a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Rice University. He has received several awards for his teaching and his contributions to scholarship, most recently the inaugural Defender's Award from the International Society of Christian Apologetics. His publications include many journal articles and a number of books including several Bible commentaries and studies in comparative religions, such as Mysticism: An Evangelical Option? (Zondervan, 1991, reprinted at Wipf & Stock) and Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions, 3rd ed. (InterVarsity Press, 2024). He and his wife, Domonique, live in Alexandria, Indiana.


Dr. Alana Argüello

Dr. Alana Argüello received her doctorate in apologetics with distinction honors from Veritas International University. She also graduated with distinction with a clinical master's in marriage and family therapy from Pacific Oaks College. Her undergraduate degree comes from Baylor University, where she majored in philosophy, minored in political science, and focused on East Asian studies. Alana has also traveled and studied in Asia. She has run retreats for women and presented publicly to large church groups, as well as taught collegiately for seven years. She currently works as a clinical counselor for youth and families. Alana is published in the ISCA academic journal and is a regular conference speaker. She is also a member of the International Cultic Studies Association. She is the grateful, happy wife of a retired special forces veteran, and resides in San Diego, CA.

Current Research: Eastern worldviews and practices; cultural anthropology; social psychology; coercion and control tactics used in cults and larger group think movements; causes for the rise in narcissism and its long-term implications for communities, causes and preventative measures of communal narcissism; cross-sectional analysis of worldviews and spiritual practices and their implications on patients with PTSD, anxiety and depression (comparative analysis of what is useful, placebo, or dangerous); ethical issues surrounding advances in clinical research and certain treatment modalities—raising the standard of care in informed consent.

Subject areas: East Asian studies, yoga, classical theism/biblical nature of God vs panentheism/transtheism; world religions, apostasy and sorcery, values and ethics, bioethics, intercultural communication, proof of the bodily resurrection, evolution theory and its impact on culture and the family; cultural movements and patterns; rhetoric, logic and First Principles *How all subjects relate to faith, the Gospel, the Commission, and the family.


Dan Guinn

Dan Guinn is a Covenant Theological Seminary student who has studied Francis Schaeffer’s works infrequently for 28 years, with more intensive study since 2011. While Dan accepted Christ as his savior at the young age of seven years old, in his teen years, he found himself led into problems in life due to his naivety of the world and its cultural abuses. This reality created tremendous problems, struggles, and depression. During this time, when he was looking for answers as to why the world was on the course it was on, a friend offered to disciple him. Yet, besides teaching him sound biblical theology, he also introduced him to Dr. Schaeffer’s works. Dan admits that he might not have survived this period without this transpiring.

In 2011, Dan founded the website francisschaefferstudies.org, a resource for studying the works of Francis and Edith Schaeffer built from the desire to help make Dr. Schaeffer’s thoughts and teachings more accessible for general inquiry. Dan has seen this personal ministry as a way to give back for the fruit that the works of Schaeffer have borne in his life through Christ, and yet also to help future generations, which is based on what Dan considers a biblical mandate: “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” (Heb. 13:7). Since that time, Dan has produced over 90 videos, written his first book and has taught multiple full-length classes on Dr. Schaeffer’s works.

Dan is also a technologist, a professional web developer/programmer/analyst, and a technical instructor by trade. He currently teaches the full stack of web development at a local community college and does professional web development for a security firm. He uses these skill sets in his work on Francis Schaeffer Studies. He and his family reside in Olathe, KS
(Kansas City Area).

Current Research: Dan is researching Dr. Schaeffer’s principles concerning the loss of biblical truth and the impact and development of various conflicting worldviews in our day stemming from his diagnosis of modern man adopting arbitrary absolutes. Such further involves researching the related areas of current culture, Technocracy, Transhumanism, and dystopian themes. This work is believed to follow up his first book, Truth Amidst Tension: The Practical Apologetic Methodology of Francis Schaeffer, first released in 2023.

Subject Areas: The writings of Francis and Edith Schaeffer; Francis and Edith Schaeffer History; Culture; Worldview; Apologetics; Philosophy; Cultural Arts and Humanities; Government; Dystopian Themes; Technocracy; and Transhumanism.

Journal Editor

Dr. Joshua A. Pagán

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Dr. Joshua A. Pagán is the founding instructor of The Institute for Intellectual Formation & Skeptical Inquiry (Fort Wayne, IN). Prior to his current profession, he served our nation as a member of the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (1995-2000). As an undergraduate, Josh studied philosophy at Purdue University; his graduate education was completed in theology at Concordia Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2008; Ph.D., summa cum laude, 2011). During his doctoral program, he researched problems at the intersection of science and religion at Princeton Theological Seminary (2009-11). In addition to his work at the Institute, he is also an adjunct professor and the Executive Director of Aboite Lutheran Church. He is a member of various professional societies and the author of several publications, including Paul and the Resurrection: Testing the Apostolic Testimony (2020). He and his wife, Lori, currently reside in Fort Wayne, IN. 

Subject Areas/Current Research: analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious epistemology, Christian apologetics, Islamic Studies, integrative approaches to science and theology

Supportive Roles

Program Chairman (Conference Coordinator): Dr. Alana Argüello

Digital Editor for Journal: Dr. Doug Potter

Webmaster: Dan Guinn

Webmaster Advisor: Tim Adkisson

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