Benjamin Wiker holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Vanderbilt University. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, he has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University (MN), and Thomas Aquinas College (CA), and Franciscan University of Steubenville.
He is the author of 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help (2008) and co-author of Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God (2008).
Dr. Wiker writes regularly for a variety of journals.
He is the co-author with Jonathan Witt of A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature (2006). He has also published Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists (InterVarsity Press, 2002), The Mystery of the Periodic Table (Bethlehem Books, 2003), and Architects of the Culture of Death (Ignatius, 2004).
He lives with his wife and seven children in Ohio.
Articles by Benjamin Wiker
Jonathan Witt, Ph.D., is a senior fellow and senior project manager with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He authored Intelligent Design Uncensored (IVP, 2010) with William Dembski, and A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature (IVP, 2006) with Benjamin Wiker, and contributed to Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision (DI Press, 2006).
His most recent book is The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot (Ignatius, 2014), written with Jay W. Richards.
Witt is also the lead writer and associate producer for Poverty, Inc., winner of the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award and recipient of over 50 international film festival honors.
He also scripted three other documentaries that aired widely on PBS and were translated into multiple languages for airing in countries around the globe: The Privileged Planet (written with Lad Allen), The Birth of Freedom, and The Call of the Entrepreneur.
Additionally, he scripted two Acton Media DVD curricula carried by Zondervan, including Effective Stewardship, and he served as the lead writer for The PovertyCure DVD Series and the PovertyCure initiative, which includes a content-rich website, more than a million Facebook followers, and a network of 400+ poverty-fighting organizations from around the world.
Witt also has provided editing or deep editing work for several successful books, including three New York Times bestsellers.
Before returning to work full time again with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, Witt served as the managing editor for the news and commentary site The Stream, and as a research fellow for the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Witt’s academic essays have appeared in such periodicals as Touchstone, Crisis Magazine, Philosophia Christi, The Princeton Theological Review, The Flannery O’Connor Bulletin, and Oxford’s Literature and Theology. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Science & Theology News, Breakpoint, The Stream, The American Spectator, The Imaginative Conservative and The Federalist.
Also, Witt has been interviewed by numerous regional and national radio programs, including Janet Parshall’s America, Janet Parshall’s In the Market, Hank Hanegraaff’s Bible Answer Man, Janet Mefferd of the Salem Radio Network, and Family News in Focus. He is a regular annual speaker for Discovery Institute’s summer seminar on science and culture and has spoken at universities on a range of topics connected to political and economic freedom, cultural renewal, and the arts.
Witt previously served as a tenured professor of literature and writing at Lubbock Christian University. He has a Ph.D., with honors, in English and Literary Theory from the University of Kansas.
Articles by Jonathan Witt
Other Books by the Authors
The Mystery of the Periodic Table by Benjamin Wiker and Jeanne Bendick
Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists by Benjamin Wiker
Architects of the Culture of Death by Donald De Marco and Benjamin D. Wiker
Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design And the Kitzmiller V. Dover Decision by David K. Dewolf, John G. West, Casey Luskin and Jonathan Witt