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Dr. Shawn Nelson has two degrees in apologetics and one in biblical studies. He is coauthor with Norm Geisler of Evidence of an Early New Testament Canon, a contributor to Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate (WIPF & Stock, 2016), and has authored work for the International Society of Christian Apologetics. He has a passion for defending a high-view of Scripture and is a founding contributor at


A recent doctoral graduate of Veritas International University, much of Shawn’s academic work on apologetics is available online at His recent doctoral work involved the creation of a novel apologetics assessment which helps people discover which apologetic method was most effective for convincing them Christianity is true.


Shawn has a passion for teaching laypeople, and is a teacher and coordinator for the Biblical Training Center,  a ministry providing lay training in areas like theology, apologetics, church history, hermeneutic, philosophy and evangelism.


Shawn is married, has two grown children, one grandchild, and resides in Solana Beach, CA.