Jim Spiegel earned a B.S. in Biology at Belhaven University (1985). From there he turned his interests to Philosophy, earning two graduate degrees in the field—an M.A. at University of Southern Mississippi (1988) and a Ph.D. at Michigan State University (1993). After teaching for a year at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, he took a tenure-track position at Taylor University where he taught a range of courses in philosophy, including ethics, history of philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion. From there he moved on to become head of school at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Bloomington, Indiana. Currently, he is working at Hillsdale College as a Templeton Research Fellow.

Jim has authored numerous books and articles on issues in ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and popular culture, including the award-winning How to Be Good in a World Gone Bad. In addition to teaching and writing, Jim speaks regularly at professional conferences, colleges, and churches and is often interviewed for podcasts and radio programs.

Jim lives in Jonesville, Michigan with his wife and fellow author, Amy, and three of their four grown kids. Jim and Amy blog together at Wisdom and Folly.

James S. Spiegel