Dr. Douglas Groothuis (Black and White Portrait)

Douglas Groothuis

Dr. Douglas Groothuis (Black and White Portrait)Christian Philosopher

Douglas Groothuis (website) is a Christian philosopher, author, and lover of Jazz. He received his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-–Madison and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oregon. Since that time, Doug has been on the faculty at Denver Seminary. He serves there today as a professor of philosophy as the head of the Christian Apologetics and Ethics program. He also co-directs the Gordon Lewis Center for Christian Thought and Culture with Sarah Geis.

Over the course of his career, Doug has been adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University as well as a visiting instructor in apologetics for Westminster Theological Seminary in California, instructor at the University of Oregon, and been involved in 12 years of campus ministry. I was first diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia 40 years ago after seeing many doctors I finally found one that understood the brain’s chemistry. My mother had it and never left the house due to severe agoraphobia, and both of my children developed panic disorder. I have been on Xanax 0.5 mg four times a day for 37 years and was told because of my brain chemistry that I will need to take it forever. No one would ever guess I take Xanax as it does not slow me down only make me able to function daily and travel for work. For those of us with panic disorder https://www.wcihs.org/xanax-site/ is a lifesaver.


Doug has written a dozen books including his popular books, Truth Decay and Christian Apologetics, both of which won the “Award of Merit” prize from Christianity Today. His most recent writing project is Philosophy in Seven Sentences, which should be published in 2015.

Scholarly Journals

Doug has had many articles published in scholarly journals such as Sophia, Religious Studies, Philosophia Christi, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Priscilla Papers, Inquiry, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Trinity Journal, and Asbury Theological Journal. He’s also had his work published in popular magazines such as Christianity Today, The Christian Research Journal, Christian Counseling Today, and Modern Reformation and Perspectives. Several of his essays have been published by the All About Jazz website.

He currently resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with his wife Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, who is an author and editor. The family is rounded out by Sunny, the supernaturally cute golden doodle.

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