Reasons to Believe

Dr. Hugh Ross
President & Founder

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. I also am eager to equip Christians to engage, rather than withdraw from or attack, educated non-Christians. One of the approaches I’ve developed, with the help of my RTB colleagues, is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive.

I enjoy constructively integrating all 66 books of the Bible with all the science disciplines as a way to discover and apply deeper truths. 1 Peter 3:15–16 sets my ministry goal, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience."

One of the approaches I’ve developed [...] is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive.

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Astronomer and best-selling author Hugh Ross travels the globe speaking on the compatibility of advancing scientific discoveries with a testable creation model. His organization, Reasons to Believe (RTB), is dedicated to demonstrating, via a variety of resources and events, that science and Christianity are allies, not enemies.

Intrigued by astronomy from childhood, Ross became the youngest ever director of observations for Vancouver's Royal Astronomy Society at age 16. He completed a BS in physics at the University of British Columbia and MS and PhD in astronomy at the University of Toronto. For postdoctoral studies, the National Research Council of Canada sent him to the California Institute of Technology, where he researched galaxies and quasars.

Surprised to discover how many people accept or reject the Bible without checking the evidence, Ross founded Reasons to Believe in 1986, to bring scientific evidence for Christianity to light. Today, he leads a team of scholars who keep tabs on the frontiers of research with the goal of demonstrating that sound reason and scientific findings - including the very latest discoveries - consistently support rather than erode, belief in the biblical God. Hugh shares this perspective through numerous books - including Navigating Genesis, Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job, and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is - as well as articles, videos, and podcasts.

He has spoken at hundreds of university campuses as well as at conferences and churches around the world, challenging people of all backgrounds to consider what they believe and why. In 2012, Ross, together with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion.

Hugh's media appearances include Fox News, The History Channel, The Dennis Prager Show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, among many others.

Outside of RTB, Hugh teaches as an adjunct faculty member at both A.W. Tozer Seminary and Southern Evangelical Seminary. He also serves as a minister of apologetics at Sierra Madre Congregational Church where he conducts a weekly apologetics class.

Hugh lives in Southern California with his wife, Kathy, and their two sons.

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