ROBERT J. MARRIOTT, M.A., M.A. Ph.D.
Born: 1972, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Married: 2003, (Nancy, nee Ferguson)
Children: Cody, b. 2008; Moriah, b. 2010
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
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
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (1998).
Association of Christian Schools International Conference (2008-2012).
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.
“The Cost of Freedom: A Grounded Theory Study on the Impact of Deconversion From Christianity to Atheism,” Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Biola University.
Evidences For the Christian Faith by Ralph Muncaster, in The Emmaus Journal (2004).
Instructor’s Resource and Guide for the Zondervan textbook, Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. (2015).
Online course development for Emmaus Bible College: Apologetics, Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, (In Process).
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
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
Introduction to Philosophy
3. Adjunct Professor: Talbot Seminary, Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2012 – 2014.
Church and Society
4. Adjunct Professor: Biola University, Graduate Program in Apologetics, 2008.
Philosophy of Religion
5. Adjunct Professor: Talbot Seminary, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, 2008 – Present.
6. Adjunct Professor: Kawartha Lakes Bible College, Peterborough, ON, 2005.
Introduction to Philosophy
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Bible Department Head: Southlands International Christian School, 2008 – 2015.
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Long Term Substitute Teacher: Algoma District School Board, Sault, ON. 2000.
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).
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)
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).
What is Deconversion?
Deconversion: What Does the Bible Say?
Why Do People Deconvert?
Deconversion and the Misguided Faith in Science.
Deconversion and Emotional Hurts
Deconversion and the Conflict Between Faith and Science.
Deconversion and the Rationality of Christianity.
The Role of the Internet in Deconversion.
The Five Stages of Deconversion.
The Context of Deconversion.
Covenantal Faith vs. Contractual Faith.
How to Make a Deconvert.
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