Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College

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Daniel Janosik

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Daniel Janosik

Director of Online Education, Director of Islamic Studies, Associate Professor of Apologetics (A.B., 1977; M.Div., 1988; M.A., 2004; Ph.D, 2011) Dissertation: John of Damascus, First Apologist to the Muslims

Dr. Janosik’s academic interests include: Scientific Apologetics; Apologetics to Islam; Church History; and Historical Theology.

As the Director of Islamic Studies, Dr. Janosik's goal is to develop materials and provide instruction that will encourage students to learn more about Islam so that they can minister to Muslims more effectively. And as the Director of Online Education, he seeks to provide a quality online program that extends SES's acadmics to the world.

In over 20 years of teaching university students, Dr. Janosik’s desire has been to challenge his students to think critically of themselves and of the material that they are studying so that they might show themselves approved of the Lord. He also wants them to understand the subject matter as accurately and proficiently as they can so that they will be able to assess the world around them and make decisions that are godly and wise. Therefore, in his own teaching he seeks to be thorough in his research, accurate in his summations and God-honoring in his words.

Education
  • Ph.D., 2011, Historical Theology, London School of Theology

  • M.A., 2004, Muslim Studies, Columbia International University

  • M.Div., 1988, Columbia International University

  • A.B., 1977, English (major) and Biology (minor), College of William and Mary

Book Chapters Authored
  • “What Really Happened to the Banu Qurayza?” in Muhammad and the People of the Book, Sahaja Cariomokam, 357-398 (Xlibris, 2010).

Articles
  • "The Development of the Trinity Through Controversy," Christian Apologetics Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2013)

  • "John of Damascus' Influence on Kalam," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no.2 (Fall 2012).

  • "The Fate of Culture in J.D. Unwin's Sex and Culture," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 2012).

  • “The Real Story Behind the Massacre of the Banu Qurayza," 97-114. Insights into Islam: Contemporary and Historical Studies on Islam and Christianity. Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths, no.3 (Melbourne School of Theology Press, 2012),

  • "Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?" Reach Out Columbia (Spring 2012).

  • "John of Damascus, First Apologist to the Muslims," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2011).

  • "John of Damascus’ Response to the Islamic View of Justification by works: A contribution of Early Islamic Theology," Global Journal of Classic Theology, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring 2011.

  • "Early Islam According to the Neo-Revisionists," Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths (Summer 2009).

  • "The Bible is Accurate and Trustworthy," Connection Magazine (Spring 2009).

  • "Explaining the Trinity to a Muslim," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2005).

Reviews
  • Book Review: "Christology in Dialogue with Muslims: A Critical Analysis of Christian Presentations of Christ for Muslims From the Ninth and Twentieth Centuries" by Mark Beaumont, November 2009.

  • Book Review: "A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide" by Mark Siljander, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2011, 89.

  • Book Review: "Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target" by John Lennox, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2013, 111.

Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Southern Evangelical Seminary (2011 - present).

  • Director of Online Education, Southern Evangelical Seminary (2011 - present).

  • Director of Islamic Studies, Southern Evangelical Seminary (2011- present).

  • Instructional Designer for Online Programs, Columbia Internaitional University (2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2011).

  • Interim Director of Online Development, Columbia International University, (2006 -2008).

  • Faculty Technology Specialist, Columbia International University (2001 - 2006).

  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia International University, (1985 - present).

  • Directory of Educational Technology, Ben Lippen School, (1998 - 2000).

  • Teacher, Ben Lippen School (1990 - 2001).

  • Director of the Academic Development Center, Columbia International University (1988 - 1990).

  • Teacher, Norfolk Christian Schools (1981 - 1985).

  • English Teacher, Japan, (1978 - 1980).

Conference Papers
  • "A New Paradigm for Apologetics," Scholars with a Dream Conference (RZIM), Atlanta, January 2014.

  • "Through the Eyes of John of Damascus: The Qur'an as a Polemical Assault on the Inerrancy of the New Testament," Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore, November 2013.

  • "Non-Muslim Sources of the Qur'an," Scholars with a Dream Conference (RZIM), Orlando, January 2013.

  • "Explaining the Trinity to a Musiim," Summit on Islam, Orlando, January 2013.

  •  “Mormons, Muslims, and Christians: What’s the Difference?” National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, October 2012.

  • “Early Islam through the Eyes of John of Damascus”National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, October 2012.

  • "The Origin of Written Arabic," Scholars with a Dream Conference (RZIM), Atlanta, January 2012.

  • "The Influence of John of Damascus on the Development of Early Islamic Theology," Evangelical Theological Society, San Francisco, November 2011.

  • “Origin of Religion,” National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, October 2011.

  • “Coffee Shop Apologetics: Principles from 1 Peter 3:15,” National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, October 2011.

  • “Three Gods or One: How to Explain the Trinity to a Muslim,” National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, October 2011.

  • “Fossil Man: Did We Come from Apes?” National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, October 2011.

  • "The Influence of John of Damascus on the Development of Early Islamic Theology," Scholars with a Dream Conference (RZIM), Birmingham, January 2011.

  • "John of Damascus’ Response to the Islamic View of Justification by works: A contribution of Early Islamic Theology," Evangelical Theological Society, November 2010.

  • "The Development of Early Islam According to the Neo-Revisionists," Scholars with a Dream Conference, January 2010.

  • "John of Damascus: First Apologist to the Muslims," Evangelical Theological Society, November 2008.

  • "John of Damascus: First Apologist to the Muslim," Melbourne School of Theology, July 2008.

  • "The Fate of Culture in J.D. Unwin’s Sex and Culture," Regional Christian Philosophical Society, April 2007.

  • "John of Damascus: First Apologist to the Muslims," Southeastern  Region, ETS, April 2006.

  • "John of Damascus: First Apologist to the Muslims, Scholars with a Dream Conference," Oxford, January 2006.

Ministry Experience
  • Professor in a Christian university (1985 - present)

  • Sunday School Teacher, First Presbyterian Church (2008 - 2012).

  • Sunday School Teacher, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (1990 - 2000).

  • Evangelism Explosion Apologetics Teacher, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (2000).

  • Youth Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Manning, S.C. (1990).

  • Youth Pastor, Eau Claire Presbyterian Church, (1987).

  • Missionary in Japan with TEAM (1978-1980).

  • Summer Counselor, Triple-R Ranch, Chesapeake, VA (Summer 1977).

Professional Memberships
  • Evangelical Theological Society, 2005-present.

  • Scholars with a Dream (SWAD), 2005-present.

  • IQSA, International Qur'anic Studies Association, 2014

  • ACCESS, 2005-present.

Personal
  •   Daniel is married to Ann, and they have one daughter named Anna.

Awards & Recognitions
  • ACCESS 2011 Hybrid Course of the year Award for Apologetics