James McGlothlin, Ph.D.



Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology

James McGlothlin completed his PhD at The Ohio State University under the preeminent philosopher of logic and mathematics Stewart Shapiro. His dissertation argued that the nature of logic depends upon aspects of God’s mind other than God’s will. In 2004, James completed his M.Div. at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, doing a thesis under the theologian Bruce Ware and the late philosopher Ronald Nash.

James began teaching at Bethlehem College & Seminary in 2015. Previously he taught philosophy, logic, and ethics courses at The Ohio State University, Shawnee State University, Ohio Dominican University, and Western Michigan University. He has also served as an elder at Northpointe Baptist Church in Lewis Center, Ohio where he pastored, taught Bible studies, preached, and was involved in children’s ministry.

James’s general research interests are within the field of philosophical theology. His particular interests include issues at the intersection of logic, language, and theology but he enjoys thinking and studying about a whole range of philosophical and theological topics. He is also an avid reader of fiction and occasionally posts book reviews at the science, fantasy, and horror fiction website Black Gate.

James has been happily married to his loving and supporting wife, Cindy, since 1994.


Academic Credentials

  • B.A. in Theology, Baptist College of Florida
  • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, The Ohio State University