Guest Speaker – Tom Woodward

Introducing Dr. Tom Woodward

President of C. S. Lewis Society & Campus/Church Speaker

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Tom Woodward, the author of Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design, is also coauthor with Dr. James Gills of The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA (2012).

A graduate of Princeton University, he received a Th.M. in Systematic Theology from Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of South Florida. His Ph.D. specialty was the Rhetoric of Science, and his research focus has been the history of the scientific debate over intelligent design and neo-Darwinism.

Dr. Woodward is Research Professor at Trinity College of Florida in Tampa, where he has taught theology, apologetics and the history of science for 26 years.   Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe (author of the bestseller “Darwin’s Black Box”) has described Dr. Woodward as the “premier historian of intelligent design.”  Woodward was invited by CNBC TV Network to engage Dr. Brian Alters of McGill University in an “evolution debate” moderated by Carl Quintanilla on the Squawk Box morning program. He has also engaged in four university campus debates: with renowned Darwinist Michael Ruse, with Dr. Donald Weinshank (Michigan State University); with Dr. John MacDonald (U. of Delaware); and with Italian evolutionist, Dr. Boncinelli (U. of La Sapienza, Rome).

The C. S. Lewis Society, founded at Princeton, was re-established by Dr. Woodward in 1988 at Trinity College. It hosted lectures, conferences and debates on 85 university campuses in the US and 37 foreign countries.  The diverse topics included “Evolution: A Theory in Crisis,” “C.S. Lewis and the Art of Being Shocked,” “DNA’s DNA,” and “Is God a Delusion?”. Presentations have been given at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and Cambridge University. He has spoken at Mclean Bible Church of Washington, D.C. Calvary Chapels of Ft. Lauderdale and Philadelphia, Westminster Chapel in London, Surfers’ Paradise Church in Australia, and Mision Mundial Church in Lima, Peru. He was featured on Chuck Colson’s “Breakpoint,” “Janet Parshall’s America” and Hank Hanegraaff’s “Bible Answer Man” program.

Woodward’s 2002 book Darwinism Under the Microscope, was co-edited with Dr. James Gills. He is the author of two books which trace the debate between Darwinism and intelligent design.  His first book, Doubts about Darwin (Baker 2003), won a national book award from Christianity Today in the “Christianity and Culture” category. His second book on the “design controversy,” Darwin Strikes Back (Baker 2006), was released in a Spanish translation (“Darwin Contraataca”) by Portavoz in 2008.

Woodward hosted a weekly radio program since 2006: “Darwin or Design.” In 2012 it took on a new name: The Universe Next Door. It is aired on WTBN in Tampa, and on several stations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and California. It is accessible on the internet at each Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Dr. Woodward’s interview on the Apologetics 315 Program is found below. Selected podcasts of his radio programs can be linked to at Link to (provided by WTBN Radio) for all recent programs.