Dr. Mark Phillips
Trinity Classical Academy, Valencia, CA
Dr. Mark Phillips is a graduate of Oxford University, UK. He has a mission to equip students with knowledge and application of scientific apologia, producing young men and women who know science without yielding to scientism. He holds degrees in both science and theology (B.S., Th.M., Ph.D., G.D.Th.). He became a believer through the science of cosmology and genetic informational systems while doing biomedical research at Vanderbilt University as an animal surgeon and analytical biochemist. He took a 2-year sabbatical from the lab for a comedy tour after winning the National Steve Martin Comedy Contest. He also has a background in ministry in the local church and as an educational missionary in Christian scientific apologetic presentations, including formal classroom education in secondary schools and seminaries in the UK, Africa, India, China, Venezuela and Israel. Between semesters while studying at Oxford University in England, Dr. Phillips spoke at churches and the Oxford Union Debate Hall. After hearing one of his lectures, British IVP approached him to write an autobiography of his conversion to Christianity through the historic, textual, and scientific evidence. It was published in all the commonwealth nations. He completed a 3-part scientific apologetic blog series for The Master’s Seminary. He recently had the privilege of presenting strong arguments for the Christian faith in a series of lectures in Israel / Palestine.
Absolutely the MOST entertaining and insightful and informative speaker EVER!!!!
I highly recommend Dr. Phillips as a speaker!!!
Mark Phillips has a passion for the Lord’s glory, and it shows in his exposition of the cosmological evidence for His existence and sovereign act of creation. I came away from his engaging, Scripture-saturated, and historically well-informed talk inspired to do the same in my classroom!
The experience Dr. Phillips brought to his presentation was immensely helpful in understanding not just the WHAT, but the WHY of his talk. I came from his seminar encouraged to take the information he presented and integrate it more purposefully into our Science curriculum. He gave me not just ideas of things to replicate, but things to build from for our particular context. This was one of my favorite seminars, not just for Dr. Phillips’ expertise, but also for the excitement and personality he brought to the table!
What an absolute joy to hear Dr Phillip’s lecture at this year’s conference. His passion for the Creator and His creation is contagious. Dr Phillips helped us, the audience, draw the parallels between God’s Word and scientific laws, and encouraged us to take that approach— trust the Bible and keep digging for the confirming data; it will be there.
This was a great session! Dr. Phillips provided so much information and was very easy to follow. This was the most helpful session I attended this conference. I highly enjoyed this and cannot wait to share the information with my students!
This was my favorite session. I only wish I could hear him again.
This workshop was the highlight of my trip to the conference. Very engaging speaker and topic.
Dr. Phillips presented excellent, relevant information in an organized sequence that led to the biblical conclusions I expected and had hoped for. What I did not expect was to laugh or cry during the presentation, but I did each more than once! Dr. Phillips’ passion for the gospel and comedic ability made me recommend his lecture to all my coworkers, even those who don’t teach science.
Dr. Phillips was an incredible and engaging speaker! His thorough knowledge of science, the nature of God, and the connection between science and Scripture was only surpassed by his evident personal passion for the subject. His testimony of salvation brought me to tears and his enthusiasm for apologetics made me want to clap. Thank you for your incredible contribution to the classical world and beyond, Dr. Phillips!
Dr. Phillips has dedicated his life to prove God’s creation, and his love for every human and living creature on the beautiful earth he created. In addition, Dr. Phillips has also dedicated his life to prove that Jesus is The Christ; God’s son; and our savior.
Many Christians struggle with scientific knowledge and how it relates to their faith. Dr. Phillips has researched, studied, and even experienced how Christianity and science are interconnected.
If you have an opportunity to hear a presentation by Dr. Phillips; not only will you be enlightened, but you will be entertained as well by his wonderful sense of humor!
I very much enjoyed Dr. Phillips’s talk. The connections between faith and science have always fascinated me, and Dr. Phillips puts it all together into a cogent and entertaining presentation that truly empowers both teachers and students to answer the questions of the skeptic or the uninformed. It’s apologetics with facts, wonder, and humor.
As an online participant in this talk, I also found Dr. Phillips to be very approachable and quickly responsive to requests for materials. He was a truly engaged presenter indeed, and I would look forward to attending more talks of his in the future.