HBU adds Lee Strobel to growing list of nationally recognized apologetics faculty
Houston Baptist University has recruited atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 books, to join the faculty of the Department of Apologetics in the University’s School of Christian Thought.
Described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists,” Strobel became a Christian in 1981 after a nearly two-year investigation of the evidence for Jesus. Beginning in 1987, he served on the staffs of Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Ill., and Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., before shifting his focus to writing.
In 2005, Strobel shared the Christian Book of the Year award for a curriculum he co-authored with Garry Poole about the movie The Passion of the Christ. He also won Gold Medallions for his books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries distributed by Lionsgate.
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Strobel, who holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School, also is co-author of the Becoming a Contagious Christian course, which has trained more than a million Christians to naturally and effectively talk with others about Jesus. His articles have been published in a variety of magazines, and he has been interviewed on numerous national radio and TV programs.
“As one of the most well-known apologists of the last two decades, Lee Strobel has spoken to audiences both young and old, including tens of thousands of university students,” said Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr., HBU president. “He is an engaging advocate for the historical and truthful character of the Christian faith, and his personal testimony is compelling…
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