Scott Burson

Associate Professor, Philosophical Theology; Co-coordinator of Sports Ministries Program

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Theology and Ministry


 Curriculum Vitae


Scott Burson is in his 10th year as a faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University. Scott teaches courses in philosophy and theology, and serves as the co-coordinator for the sports ministry major. Prior to joining the School of Theology and Ministry, Scott was IWU's Assistant Vice President for Marketing for six years. Scott completed the Ph.D. at Brunel University (London). His Ph.D. thesis is entitled "Apologetics and the New Kind of Christian: An Arminian Analysis of Brian D. McLaren's Emergent Reconstruction of the Faith."


Scott is the author of Brian McLaren in Focus: A New Kind of Apologetics (Abilene Christian University Press, 2016). He is also the co-author (with Dr. Jerry L. Walls) of Holistic Apologetics: Advancing the Gospel with Moral, Emotional, Social, and Rational Intelligence (Baker Academic, 2018), and C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time (InterVarsity Press, 1998), which has been translated into Korean, Indonesian and Portuguese. Every other year, Scott teaches a popular Philosophy and Theology of C.S. Lewis class that includes a spring break trip to Oxford and London, England. Scott has published more than 40 articles in a wide variety of periodicals and is a member of the International Society of Theta Phi, an honor society for theological students, scholars in the field of religion, and outstanding religious leaders. His professional organizations also include the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Wesleyan Theological Society.


  • BA
    1985, University of Rio Grande (Ohio)
  • MA
    2000, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • PhD
    2014, Brunel University
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