John Loftus

From Evangelical Minister to Atheist Author w/ John Loftus

During this podcast interview John Loftus takes us through his career and the current projects that he is working on. He explains in depth how he came to atheism from being ordained as a minister and how that has changed his life.

John Loftus earned a bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College in 1977. He later earned two master's degrees, M.A. and M.DiV., from Lincoln Christian University under the teaching of James D. Strauss and a Masters of Theology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He became ordained as a minister in the Church of Christ and taught apologetics for Great Lakes Christian College and Lincoln Christian University, as well as teaching philosophy and ethics for College of Lake County, Kellogg Community College and Trine University.

He is the author of "The Outsider Test for Faith," and the editor of two books, "The Christian Delusion," and "The End of Christianity." John also co-wrote a debate book with Dr. Randal Rauser, "God or Godless."

His self-published book, "Why I became an Atheist: Personal Reflections and Additional Arguments," contains chapters not to be found in his books or Blog. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, John carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The bulk of the book is his "cumulative case" against Christianity. Here he lays out the philosophical, scientific, and historical reasons that can be raised against Christian belief.

Outside of his books, John also founded and manages a blog entitled “Debunking Christianity”, where he shares original writings as well as developments on the various projects that he has in the works.