Jim Beilby is Professor of Systematic and Philosophical Theology at Bethel University, where he has taught since 1999.
He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Thinking About Christian Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Do It (InterVarsity, 2011), Epistemology as Theology: An Evaluation of Alvin Plantinga’s Religious Epistemology (Ashgate, 2005), Naturalism Defeated: Essays on Alvin Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (Cornell, 2006), The Routledge Companion to Modern Theology (Routledge, 2013), and Historical Jesus: Five Views (InterVarsity, 2009).
The last of these, Historical Jesus: Five Views, won the 2011 Christianity Today Book of the year award in Biblical Studies. He as also published more than forty articles in journals such as Faith and Philosophy, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and Religious Studies.
On a slightly less academic note, he was a sportwriter covering the NBA for twelve years, he is a professional disc golfer, and he enjoys golf and carpentry. Raised in Minnesota, his happy place in on the North Shore of Lake Superior. He has been married to his wife Michelle for almost 20 years and they have four children.