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Doug Potter

Assistant Professor of Apologetics and Theology, Director of D.Min. Program, Registrar (B.S., 1991, M.A., 1992; M.A., 1998; D.Min., 2005)

A writer, teacher, and speaker on Christian theology and apologetics, Dr. Potter is committed to maximizing every opportunity to prepare the next generation of believers to know what they believe and most importantly, why it is true. He is the author of Developing a Christian Apologetics Educational Program (Wipf & Stock, 2010) and co-author (with Dr. Norman Geisler) of the Teacher’s Guide for Twelve points that Show Christianity is True (NGIM, 2015). He has written and published articles in the Christian Apologetics Journal, The Homeschool Digest, as well as the Christian Research Journal. Currently, Dr. Potter writes popular books on Theology and Christian Apologetics.

Education

  • D.Min., 2005, Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • M.A.., 1998, Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • M.A., 1992, Technology Education, Ball State University
  • B.S., 1991, Industrial Technology, Ohio Northern University

Books Authored

  • Detzler, Wayne A. & Douglas E. Potter. Cross-Cultural Apologetics. Create Space, 2011.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Doctrine of Salvation. Vol. 7, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Doctrine of Human Beings & Sin. Vol. 6, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2017.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. A Prolegomena to Evangelical Theology. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Bible: Its Origin, Nature, and Collection. Vol. 1, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Doctrine of Angles and Demons. Vol. 5, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Doctrine of Christ. Vol. 4, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Doctrine of Creation. Vol. 3, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. The Doctrine of God. Vol. 2, NGIM Guide to Bible Doctrine. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L & Douglas E. Potter. A Popular Survey of Biblical Doctrine. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman & Doug Potter. Teacher’s Guide for the Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True. NGIM, 2016.
  • Geisler, Norman L. & Douglas E. Potter. What in Cremation is Going on: A Guide to Post Mortem Decisions. Bastion Books, 2014.
  • Potter, Douglas E. Developing A Christian Apologetics Educational Program. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2010.

Books Edited

  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (Volume 18, 1998).
  • Walker, Gregory S. Jr & Douglas E. Potter, editors. Truth Prep: A Popular Guide for Preparing Today’s Youth to Know, Live Out & Defend the Faith (forthcoming).

Chapters

  • Potter, Douglas E. “What Is Scientism and Its Essential Flaw?” in The Harvest Handbook™of Apologetics. Edited by Joseph M. Holden. Eugen, OR: Harvest House, 2019.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “What About the Canaanites, Crusades, and Catastrophes, Is God A Moral Monster?” in The Harvest Handbook™of Apologetics. Edited by Joseph M. Holden. Eugen, OR: Harvest House, 2019.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?” in The Harvest Handbook™of Apologetics. Edited by Joseph M. Holden. Eugen, OR: Harvest House, 2019.

Articles

  • Geisler, Norman L. & Douglas E. Potter. “A Seismic Shift in the Inerrancy Debatecom (March 28, 2018).
  • Geisler, Norman L. & Douglas E. Potter. “From Ashes to Ashes: Is Burial the Only Christian Option?” Christian Research Journal, (Fall 1998): 29-35.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “The Religious Pluralism of John Hick: A Critical Response to His Philosophical Argument,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, 21-31.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “Christian Apologetic Education: A Perspective,” The Home School Digest, vol. 13, no. 2, (2002): 39-40.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “Conference Focuses on ‘Reaching the World for Christ’,” The Charlotte World, vol. 8, no. 4, (November 2001): 9.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “Southern Evangelical Seminary Dives Into Islam,” The Charlotte World, vol. 8, no. 51, (January 2001): 8.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “A Brief Argument Against Experiencing God,” Journal of the Irenaeus Foundation,(Spring 1999): 60-67.
  • Shaw, Donald K. & Douglas E. Potter. “Is The Young Men’s Christian Association ‘Christian’? Some Historical and Contemporary Research Examined.” Christian Apologetics Journal 2014 vol. 12, No. 1, 87-118.

Reviews

  • Potter, Douglas E. “Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?” Book Review in Christian Apologetics Journal (forthcoming).
  • Potter, Douglas E. “Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil” Book Review in Christian Apologetics Journal 2014  12, No. 1, 133-135.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “Introducing Apologetics,”Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, (2009): 95-100.
  • Potter, Douglas E. “The Limits of Scientific Truth: Why Science Can’t Answer Life’s Ultimate Questions,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, (2006): 115-116.
  • Potter, Douglas. “Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, (2005): 100-103.

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. (2015 – present).
  • Interim Assistant Academic Dean, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2012 – 2013).
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness, (2012 – present).
  • Assistant Professor, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2011 – present).
  • Director of D.Min Program, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2007 – present).
  • Part-time Instructor/Assistant Professor, Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC, (2004 – 2010).
  • Adjunct Professor, Queen City Bible College, (2003).
  • Director of Admissions, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2001 – 2009).
  • Registrar, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2001 – present).
  • Research Assistant to Norman Geisler (1995 – 1998; 2001 – 2002).

Ministry Experience

  • Editor, Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (2018-present)
  • Instructor, Fraley Memorial Baptist School of Theology, (2008 – 2010).
  • Instructor, Southern Evangelical Church, (2004).
  • Substitute Instructor in Systematic Theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (1999 – present).
  • Contracted Freelance Writer, Josh McDowell, (1999).

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • International Society of Christian Apologetics
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Grace Evangelical Society
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • International Technology Education Association
  • Council on Technology Teacher Education