The Authors

Dr. Hugh Ross

hugh RTB 02202016 0701a (2) copyAstronomer Hugh Ross is founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and Christianity. Hugh earned his BS in physics from the University of British Columbia and his MS and PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. He later continued research on quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech. While in college, Hugh dedicated himself to faith in Christ following an in-depth study of Scripture that convinced him of the Bible’s factual accuracy. Today, Hugh is the author of multiple books (such as Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, More Than a Theory, Navigating Genesis, and, most recently, A Matter of Days) and speaks on science-faith issues to audiences around the world.

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Dr. Fazale Rana

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Biochemist Fazale (Fuz) Rana serves as vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe. He earned a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry at Ohio University and conducted postdoctoral research of cell membranes at the Universities of Virginia and Georgia. He spent seven years as a senior scientist at Procter & Gamble and has coauthored articles published in several peer-reviewed journals. Fuz converted to Christianity during graduate school after he began questioning chemical evolution’s ability to account for the elegance of biochemical systems. Today, he is author of multiple books, including Creating Life in the Lab, The Cell’s Design, and Who Was Adam? and speaks on evidence for creation from biochemistry, genetics, and human origins.

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Dr. Jeff Zweerink


RTB 02202016 0781Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink is research scholar and executive director of online learning at Reasons to Believe. He earned a BS in physics and a PhD in astrophysics with a focus on gamma rays from Iowa State University. Before joining RTB in 2005, Jeff spent much time working on the STACEE and VERITAS gamma-ray telescopes and was involved in research projects such as the Solar Two Project and the Whipple Collaboration. A Christian from childhood, Jeff struggled to reconcile his love of science and his faith until a lecture by RTB founder Hugh Ross convinced Jeff that integration of science and faith is possible. Today, Jeff is coauthor of the Impact Events student devotionals and speaks on the evidence for creation from exoplanets and multiverse theory. He is also a research physicist at UCLA.

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Dr. Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts


RTB 02202016 0861Molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts writes and speaks about the harmony between science and the Christian faith. Following an extensive career in research science and teaching, AJ joined RTB as a visiting scholar in 2015 and, in 2016, became a permanent member of the RTB scholar team. As a research scholar at RTB, AJ is committed to seeking truth in science and Scripture and to sharing the great news of grace, hope, forgiveness, new life, and truth found in Jesus Christ. AJ completed her BS in chemistry (graduating with honors) at the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Tulsa in 1988 and her PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Today, AJ puts her passion for truth to work engaging in science-faith topics such as evolution and design, harmonizing science and Christianity, and a theological perspective on viruses.

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