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J.T. Bridges

Academic Dean, Associate Professor of Philosophy. (B.S., 2000; M.Div., 2002; M.A., 2005; Ph.D., 2012)

Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Dr. J.T. Bridges’ current academic interests include: the Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas; the Philosophy of Science; and important issues subsumed under The Philosophy of Religion.

The panel of readers for his doctoral defense included: Southern Evangelical Seminary Professor of Philosophy, Richard G. Howe; 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.

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  • Ph.D., 2012, Philosophy of Religion, Southern Evangelical Seminary (Dissertation: An Analysis of the Neo-Darwinism/Intelligent Design Debate Based on an Eclectic Philosophy of Science Grounded in Thomistic Realism)
  • M.A., 2005, Philosophy, Baylor University
  • M.Div., 2002, Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryConcentration: Languages
  • 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.

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC, (2011 – present).
  • Instructor, Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC (2008 – 2011).

Professional Memberships

  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society


  • J.T. is married to Serena, and has four children: Alæthia, Zoë, Trinity, and Charity.