Recently completing the defense of his doctoral dissertation titled, "An Analysis of the Neo-Darwinism/Intelligent Design Debate Based on an Eclectic Philosophy of Science Grounded in Thomistic Realism," J.T. Bridges' current academic interests include the following: The Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas, The Philosophy of Science, and important issues subsumed under The Philosophy of Religion, including The Problem of Evil.
The panel of readers for the defense of his doctoral defense included: Southern Evangelical Seminary Professor of Philosophy, Richard G. Howe; Southern Evangelical Seminary research professor, Intelligent Design scholar and Mathematician, William A. Dembski; University of Oxford professor and mathematician, John C. Lennox; and the Discovery Institute's Senior Fellow and philosopher, Jay W. Richards.
Curently, J.T. teaches philosophy full time at Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Ph.D., 2012, Philosophy of Religion, Southern Evangelical Seminary
M.A., 2005, Philosophy, Baylor University
M.Div., 2002, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S., 2000, Iowa State University
"Toward a Thomistic Epistemology of Science," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, (Fall 2012): 31-59.
"The Theological Virtues in St. Thomas Aquinas as a Demarcation for Responses to the Problem of Evil," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, (Fall 2011): 47-67.
"Intelligent Design: Its Nature, Limitations, and Future," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, (Spring 2009): 3-21.
"God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway?" in Christian Apologetics Journal vol. 10, no. 2, (Fall 2012): 140-141.
"More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation," in Christian Apologetics Journal, vol 8, no. 1, (Spring 2009): 101-102.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC, (2011 - present)
Instructor: Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC (2008 - 2011)
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Evangelical Theological Society
J.T. is married to Serena, and has three children: Alæthia, Zoë, and Trinity