About the Course
This course is a 5-part video lecture series provided freely by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as an excerpt of a larger course on Apologetics. In this course, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones explains the logical, evidential, and existential problems of evil and suffering, and he offers a defense against the major belief systems that emerge as a response to the problem of evil. Jones also argues for apologetics with a joyful, gospel-centered attitude. Each lecture is an average of 25 minutes long.
About Timothy Paul Jones
Timothy Paul Jones is the Vice President for doctoral studies; Chair for the department of Apologetics, Ethics, and Philosophy; and he is the C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Family Ministry (2007) at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jones’ education includes a B.A. from Manhattan Christian College; an M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jones oversees doctoral studies while also teaching in the areas of apologetics and family ministry. Before coming to Southern, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. Jones has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The God Who Goes Before You; Perspectives on Family Ministry; and Christian History Made Easy. In 2016, the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association awarded Dr. Jones a Gold Medallion book of the year award for his book How We Got the Bible. Dr. Jones also serves as one of the teaching pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Collective.