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J.A. Pagán, M.Div., Ph.D. 

Dr. J.A. Pagán is the founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute for Intellectual Formation & Skeptical Inquiry. Prior to his current profession, he served our nation as a member of the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (1995-2000). J.A completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees at Concordia Theological Seminary (2008; 2011). During his doctoral dissertation research, he also studied problems at the intersection of science and religion at Princeton Theological Seminary (2009-11). In addition to his work at the Institute, he is also a graduate school professor, business consultant, and author (Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections). His areas of specialty include analytic religious epistemology, philosophical theology, worldview theory, integration of science and religion, and Islamic studies.


What is “intellectual formation”? In Rom. 12:2, the apostle Paul writes, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

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