TheoTech 2021 Speakers
Change of Date: Saturday, October 30.
Dr. Abner Chou
John MacArthur Fellow and Interim President at TMU. BA, Biblical Languages from TMU. MDiv, ThM, and ThD from TMS in Old Testament. Author of I Saw the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Vision (Wipf and Stock, 2013), What Happened in the Garden: The Reality and Ramifications of the Creation and Fall of Man (Kregel, 2016), and The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers (Kregel, 2018) which has also been translated into Spanish. He is the author of numerous other articles and book chapters and is currently editing two new books, one on Greek grammar and linguistics and the other on the Psalms.
Dr. John MacArthur
Chancellor of TMUS, former president for 35 years, and senior pastor-teacher at Grace Community Church for 52 years. The voice of the national and international radio and television ministry Grace To You, which airs over a thousand times daily in English and Spanish in 27 countries. Author or editor of over 150 books on Christian theology, ethics and living, and biblical exposition and doctrine that have been translated into over 2 dozen languages, including commentaries on every book of the New Testament, the MacArthur Study Bible, which has been translated into 5 languages with millions of copies in print, as well as The Battle for the Beginning (Thomas Nelson, 2012) and Before Abraham: Creation, Sin, and the Nature of God (Thomas Nelson, 2008).
Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley
PhD in Mathematics from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and co-author of Topology: A Categorical Approach (MIT Press, 2020). She has authored a number of academic papers at the intersection of mathematics, quantum physics, and machine intelligence and is the former co-host of the PBS YouTube channel Infinite Series. She currently works as a Research Scientist in math and machine intelligence at a major technology company. She is also the creator of the popular mathematics blog math3ma.com.
Dr. Joe Francis
Dean of the TMU School of Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Health and Chair of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences. PhD from Wayne State University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. A national thought leader in creation science and the recent author of Bioluminescent Sea Creatures and COVID-19, Coronavirus, and Creation Virology for Answers in Genesis, and has contributed chapters to AIG’s The Answers Book as well as the books Evidence for God (Baker, 2010) and What Happened in the Garden: The Reality and Ramifications of the Creation and the Fall of Man (Kregel, 2016). His research is centered around a search for beneficial viruses, new antibiotics, and the development of microscopy techniques for studying immune cells.
Dr. Joey Kim
Assistant Professor of Biological and Physical Sciences at TMU. PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, with a specialization in materials science. He has completed academic research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), leading centers globally in physical, chemical, molecular, and atomic research. He has published several articles in scientific journals on topics such as polymers, vapor deposition, and chemistry gradients.
Dr. John Lennox
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford (UK) and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He holds doctorates in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, where as a student he attended the last lectures of CS Lewis, and from Cardiff University, as well as a third doctorate by incorporation from the University of Oxford. He famously debated leading atheists Richard Dawkins in 2008 and 2009, Christopher Hitchens in 2008 and 2010, and Peter Singer in 2011. He is the author of over 70 mathematical papers and two research-level algebra texts as well as a dozen books, including most recently 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (Zondervan, 2020), Can Science Explain Everything? (Good Book, 2019), Have No Fear: Being Salt and Light Even When It’s Costly (10Publishing, 2018), and God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (Lion, 2009). He joins us by video from the UK.
Prof. Crater started his career in Colorado, working on satellite systems for the Air Force—first as an officer and later as a contractor. He then worked for several years for the state legislature of Colorado, and later briefly served the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Afterward, he moved to Indiana to work for the Navy in electronic warfare systems. He then moved again, this time to Los Angeles, where he continued to work for a time as a software engineer in defense and intelligence satellite systems. All along the way during his career, he pursued various interests through graduate academic work, including in the fields of computer science and theology. This opened up the opportunity to transition his career toward academia in his current role at TMU, while still maintaining productive connections to industry. In his free time, Prof. Crater enjoys reading, golfing, and skiing.
Music directed by Dr. Paul Plew
Dean of the School of Music and Director of Choral Activities at The Master’s University.