Michael Willenborg


  • M. A. Apologetics, May 2011, Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • B. A. Philosophy, December 2008, University of Hawai‘i,  Thesis: “Freedom and Repentance”, Advisor: Arindam Chakrabarti

Awards and Scholarships:

  • September 2008                    Departmental Merit Scholarship
  • February 2008                       David L. Hall Philosophy Prize
  • January 2007                         UH Hemenway Scholarship

Papers delivered:

  • April 10-12, 2008 (SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference): “An Attempted Resolution of a Paradox Concerning Engagement  with Fiction”


  • February 26-27 2010 (Meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, Queens University): “A Cantorian Argument For Theism”


  • March 12-13, 2010 (Eastern Division of the Society of Christian Philosophers): “A Cantorian Argument For Theism”


  • March 19-20, 2010 (Southeastern Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical  Society): “Atonement, The Fall, and the Propriety of Vicarious Punishment”


  • November 17-19, 2010  (National Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society): “Proper Functionalism and Induction”


  • February 26-27, 2011   (Meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, Appalachian State University): “The End of Arguments From Evil and Various Other Atheologica”


  • March 3-5, 2011  (Mountain-Pacific Division of the Society of Christian Philosophers, George Fox University): “The End of Arguments From Evil and Various Other Atheologica”


  • July 2nd, 2011  (Philosophy of Religion Study Group, Tyndale Fellowship, University of Cambridge): “The End of Arguments From Evil and Various Other Atheologica”


TOPICS for speaking engagements:

Does God Know All of the future? – In recent years there has arisen a group of theologians and philosophers suggesting that, though God knows all that it is possible to know, it is not possible to know anyone’s future free actions.  Thus God, though omniscient, does not know the future exhaustively.  In this talk I will attempt to respond to the major biblical and philosophical arguments offered in support of this view, in addition to setting forth a defense of the claim that God does indeed know the future exhaustively.

A Christian view of faith and reason  – Are faith and reason opposed? Are they entirely separate? How should the Christian think with respect to them? These talk will address these issues and more.

The Problem of Evil  – Do the various facts about evil (its existence, magnitude, duration, and distribution) provide us with good reason to doubt the existence of God?

The significance of the resurrection – Many discussions of the resurrection focus on the wealth evidence attending this wondrous event. In this talk, I will address its significance with respect to the atonement, sanctification, and future hope.

The Documentary Hypothesis – An overview of the Documentary Hypothesis, and a critique of its philosophical presuppositions.

Hinduism and Buddhism – An overview of these two world religions, with an emphasis on how some of their key commitments can be seized upon in evangelism to both Hindus and Buddhist

Why Theology Proper is Important – An analysis of theology proper, and its place in the life of the Christian.

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