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 or edited 11 books and published over 100 articles and book chapters, mainly on issues in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and ethics. His work has appeared in such scholarly journals as Metaphilosophy, Philosophia, Faith and Philosophy, Science and Engineering Ethics, and International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and popular periodicals such as Christianity Today, Touchstone, The Conversation, and Books and Culture. 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 one of their four grown kids. Jim and Amy blog together at Wisdom and Folly.