Paul Chamberlain

Paul Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy;
Director of Institute of Christian Apologetics;
Program Chair of Master of Arts in Christian Studies;
Program Chair of Diploma in Christian Studies

What Drives Paul?

All Christians have been called to live out and express their faith to the people around them. Paul’s passion is to equip believers to communicate the message of God’s love to their friends and neighbours in a way that is accurate, credible, and relevant to their lives.

Personal Information

Paul is married to Gail and they have two sons: Tyler who is married to Rachel, and James. When he is not teaching, he enjoys swimming outdoors, camping, motorcycling, and other outdoor activities.


  • Trinity International University, 1980-1981 (including summers), M. Div.
  • Marquette University, 1986-1990, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Areas of specialization: Ethics, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion

Teaching and Ministry Experience:

  • Trinity Western University (undergraduate division), Associate Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics, 1990-2000.
  • Executive Director for Canada, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, October1999 – January 2001.
  • Elmbrook Christian Study Center, Waukesha, WI, (satellite campus of Trinity International University), Lecturer in Graduate Ethics and Apologetics (2 courses per year), 1988-1990
  • Pastoral ministry with churches in Canada and the United States.

Books Published

  • Why People Don’t Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2011.
  • How To Talk About Good and Bad Without Getting Ugly: The Art of Moral Persuasion. Downers Grove: Intervarsity press, 2005.
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway? Assessing Euthanasia and Other End-of-Life Issues. Norcross, Georgia: RZIM, 2002.
  • Final Wishes: A Cautionary Tale About Death, Dignity, and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2000.
  • Can We Be Good Without God?: A Conversation about Truth, Morality, Culture and a Few Other Things that Matter. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 1996.