Paul Spears is an educator who is intensely interested in how foundational philosophical commitments drive educational theories. In his work he investigates how educational history, philosophy and learning theories combine to construct educational praxis. Dr. Spears has led groups of Torrey Honors students to Mongolia to work with Campus Crusade for Christ. He has spoken all over the nation on apologetics, theology, and educational philosophy. He has written a chapter on philosophy for ACSI's Foundations of Christian Education, and recently co-authored a book on educational philosophy, Educating for Human Flourishing: A Christian Perspective, forthcoming through Intervarsity Press. Before teaching at Biola, Dr. Spears was a youth minister for five years, and he enjoys working in an institution where he is not only an academic, but is able to minister to his students.