Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Associate Dean of Academic Programming and Development
Ph.D., Theology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (2013); Th.M., Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX (2016); M.A., Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2009); M.A., Humanities, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX (2008); B.A., Biblical Studies, Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL (2005)
Dr. Loftin’s research interests are in philosophical theology, analytic theology, and the philosophy of religion. His books include God & Morality: Four Views (IVP, 2012), Work: Theological Foundations and Practical Implications (SCM, 2018), Christian Physicalism? Philosophical Theological Criticisms (Lexington Press, 2018), and Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel (B&H, 2018). He has earned three master’s degrees (philosophy, humanities, and theology), as well as a PhD in theology from the University of Aberdeen. In addition to teaching in Southwestern Seminary’s M.A. in philosophy, M.A. in Apologetics, and PhD in philosophy of religion programs, Dr. Loftin teaches regularly in Scarborough College, where he also serves as Assistant Dean. Outside of academics he loves spending time with his wife, Julie, and their young son.
Questions can be helpful. But questions themselves are *not* arguments.
"Mankind is so fallen that no man can be trusted with unchecked power of his fellows" (C.S. Lewis).
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority” (Acton).
"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain" (1 Cor 15:58)
Please take a minute to pray for the people of southwest Louisiana (including my family!) Another hurricane is exactly what they don't need right now