Dr. Daniel Fincke: Dan Fincke has his PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University and he is certified as a philosophical counselor by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Over 11 years he taught 93 classes spread across 7 universities. Now using Google Hangout, he offers philosophical advice to people dealing with philosophical aspects of their personal problems and difficult choices they have to make. He also helps them work out their beliefs and values during and after leaving their religious faith. He also teaches online philosophy classes on Ethics, Nietzsche, and Philosophy for Atheists. This summer he will be teaching special classes on the philosophical aspects of the God debates, which both theists and atheists are invited to take. His atheism and ethics blog Camels With Hammers has been viewed nearly 3 million times.
Chris Heren: Chris has bachelor degrees in geology & integrated biology from the University of Illinois, an associates in philosophy from Illinois Central College, and a Masters in theological studies from Luther Seminary with a focus on the History of Christianity. He’s also working on his Master of Theology in systematics. After flirting with pseudo-Fundamentalism in college, he converted to Eastern Orthodoxy a few years ago. Chris blogs at http://cerebraldiaspora.blogspot.com/.
Craig Patton: Craig has been a Christian for 18 years. He occasionally attended church as a child, but considered himself an atheist until he was saved his Jr year of college on Spring Break in Panama City. Craig also believes in the inerrancy of God’s word when properly interpreted, and that God revealed himself so that individuals can relate directly with him, without the need of a priest or religious system.
Erick aka weaksquare: Erik joins us for the 2nd time as well. He was on our reasons for belief podcast. Erik loosely identifies as a philosophical skeptic and agnostic theist. He grew up in a heavily Christian culture in the Bible belt and became a Christian as a sophomore in High School. He has studied the claims and history of the Bible, and the formation of the canon pretty extensively. He maintains a weak belief because he believes the cost of non-belief is too high culturally.