ROBERT J. MARRIOTT, M.A., M.A. Ph.D.

                                                                 Curriculum Vitae

 

 

GENERAL BACKGROUND

 

Born:                                      1972, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Married:                                  2003, (Nancy, nee Ferguson)

Children:                                 Cody, b. 2008; Moriah, b. 2010

Health:                                    Excellent

Hobbies:                                 Exercise

Present Occupation:               Director: The Center For Christian Studies, Irvine, California.

                                                Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA 90639

                                                Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA 90639

EDUCATION

Emmaus Bible College                     Certificate in Biblical Studies, 1992

Liberty University                              B.S. in Sport Management, Minor Biblical Studies, 1996

Nipissing  University                         B. Education, 1998

Biola University                                 M.A.  Apologetics (Highest Honors), 2007

Talbot School of Theology                M.A. Philosophy of Religion (High Honors), 2008

Biola University                                 Ph.D. Intercultural Studies, 2014

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (1998).

Association of Christian Schools International Conference (2008-2012).

 

HONORS

 

Emmaus Bible College, Christian Service Award, (1992).

NCAA Big South Conference Academic Honor Role, (1996).

NCAA Division 1 conference champion, triple jump, (1996). 

Nipissing University: Valedictorian Nominee, Faculty of Education, (1998).

Kappa Tau Epsilon, the Talbot scholastic honor society. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Dissertation

 

  • “The Cost of Freedom: A Grounded Theory Study on the Impact of Deconversion From Christianity to Atheism,” Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Biola University.

 

Book Reviews

 

  • Evidences For the Christian Faith by Ralph Muncaster, in The Emmaus Journal (2004).

 

Contract Work

 

  • Instructor’s Resource and Guide for the Zondervan textbook, Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. (2015).

 

Course Development

 

  • Online course development for Emmaus Bible College: Apologetics, Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, (In Process).

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Association of Christian Schools International

 

Evangelical Philosophical Society

 

Kappa Tau Epsilon (Talbot School of Theology Honors Society)

 

 

MINISTRY – LOCAL CHURCH

 

Youth Pastor: Grove Park Chapel, Durham, NC (1992).

 

Youth Pastor: Riverside Bible Chapel, Sault, ON (1997 – 1999).

 

Pastor: Thessalon Bible Chapel, Thessalon, ON (2000 – 2003).

 

Youth Pastor: Lincoln Road Chapel, Waterloo, ON (2003 – 2005).

 

Director: The Link Jr. High drop in center, Waterloo, ON (2003 – 2005).

 

Head of the College Ministry: Redemption Hill, Whittier, CA (Present).

 

Leader of Adult Bible Class: Redemption Hill, Whittier, CA  (2012 – Present).

 

 

MINISTRY – PARA CHURCH

 

Campus Crusade For Christ: Eastern Europe track and field team (1991).

 

The Oasis Shelter: Hollywood, CA (1996 – 97).

 

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: Guest Lecturer (2003 – 2013).

 

Critical Concerns, Radio Program: Joy FM, Waterloo, ON (2003).

 

California Schools Project: (Speaking at local High Schools) (2005 – 2007).

 

Come to Him Ministry: Mentoring for those in recovery, (2008 – 2012).

 

Apologetics.com Radio Program, KKLA 99.5:  Host (2014 – Present).

 

The Center for Christian Study: Director (2013-2016).

 

 

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

1. Professor of Religious Studies: Missional University, 2016 – Present

 

Courses:

  • New Religions Worldviews & Culture

  • New Religions in Historical Perspective

  • New Religion Theologies and the Christian Tradition

  • Sharing Your Faith with New Religion Friends

 

 

2. Adjunct Professor: Biola University, Philosophy Department, 2016 – Present

 

Courses:​

  • Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

3. Adjunct Professor: Talbot Seminary, Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2012 – 2014.

 

Courses:

  • Church and Society


4. Adjunct Professor: Biola University, Graduate Program in Apologetics, 2008.

Courses:

  • Philosophy of Religion

 

 

5. Adjunct Professor: Talbot Seminary, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, 2008 – Present.

Courses:

  • Apologetics

 

6. Adjunct Professor: Kawartha Lakes Bible College, Peterborough, ON, 2005.

 

Courses:

  • Introduction to Philosophy

 

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Bible Department Head: Southlands International Christian School, 2008 – 2015.

 

Courses:

  • Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Introduction to the New Testament

  • Christian Foundations

  • Christian Living

  • Christian Beliefs

  • Christian Worldview

 

Long Term Substitute Teacher: Algoma District School Board, Sault, ON. 2000.

 

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant track and field coach, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (2000 – 2003).

 

Head track and field coach, Bawating Collegiate and Vocational School, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (1998 – 2000).

 

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

Numerous churches throughout Canada and the United States (1990 – 2016).

Mountain Top Bible Camp, Pilot Mt. NC (1991).

Aletheia Springs Christian Education Center, Farum, VA (1991).

East Iowa Bible Camp, Centerville, IA (1992).

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (1992).

Aush-Bik-Koong Bible Camp, Walford ON (1997 – 1999).

Galilean Bible Camp, Blind River, ON (1998).

Circle Square Ranch, Burlington, ON (2001).

Guelph Conference Grounds, Guelph, ON (2002).

Galilee Bible Camp, Ottawa, ON (2002).

Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Northern Saskatchewan (2002).

Conostoga Bible Camp, Kitchener, ON (2002).

Awana Scholarship Camp, Muskoka, ON (2002).

Dorion Bible Camp, Thunder Bay, ON (2003).

Camp Berea, New Found Lake, NH (2003, 2004, 2005).

National Conference of the Mennonite Church of Canada, Toronto, ON (2004).

Critical Concerns Series, Waterloo, ON (2004).

Higher Ground (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), Toronto, ON (2004 – 2005).

Lakeside Bible Camp, Whidbey Island, WA (2004, 2005, 2006, 2016).

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (2005).

Trent University, Peterborough, ON (2005).

Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (2005).

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (2005).

Koinonia Conference Grounds, Santa Barbra, CA (2005).

California Schools Project, Los Angeles, CA (2005 – 2007).

Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA (2005, 2008, 2013).

Sandy Creek Bible Camp, Washington on the Brazos, TX (2007 – 2009).

Camp Li-Lo-Li, Salamanca, NY (2008, 2009).

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, numerous events (2009 – 2013).

Verdugo Pines Bible Camp, CA (2009).

Forest Home Retreat Center, Valley of the Falls, CA (2010).

Global Leadership Development Institute, Costa Mesa, (2012 – 2015).

Cal State Fullerton (2014, 2015)

University of California at Irvine (2014, 2015)

Host and Guest on KKLA “Apologetics.com” radio program (2014 - 2016)

 

TELEVISION

12 episodes of the program “American Column” were filmed by the Christian Global Television Network, on the topic of deconversion from Christianity to atheism (2016).

  1. What is Deconversion?

  2. Deconversion: What Does the Bible Say?

  3. Why Do People Deconvert?

  4. Deconversion and the Misguided Faith in Science.

  5. Deconversion and Emotional Hurts

  6. Deconversion and the Conflict Between Faith and Science.

  7. Deconversion and the Rationality of Christianity.

  8. The Role of the Internet in Deconversion.

  9. The Five Stages of Deconversion.

  10.  The Context of Deconversion.

  11.  Covenantal Faith vs. Contractual Faith.

  12.  How to Make a Deconvert. 

 

RADIO

Host: “Reasonably Speaking: The Crossroads of Christianity and Canadian Culture.” Joy FM, Waterloo Ontario.

 

Host and Guest:  “The Apologetics.com Radio Show.” KKLA, Los Angeles.

 

Host: “Culturally Speaking: Communicating the Gospel in Contemporary Culture.” Hope Stream Radio

 

INTERNET

            www.johnmarriott.org

Copyright Dr. John Marriott 2016