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Shawn White

Shawn White

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My name is Shawn White. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Humanities at Faulkner University. I have my M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University (2015), and my B.A. in Religious Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary (2012). I also am the founder of Smart Faith, a parachurch apologetics ministry that organizes two apologetics conferences each year: The Smart Faith conference in the Spring caters to adult participants while the Deep Faith conference in the Fall is geared towards teen participants.

I came upon classical education late in life, while in my graduate studies. It has opened up an entirely new world for me wherein I thoroughly enjoy discovering the interconnectedness of things and how all these subjects point to God as both their aim and source. One of my favorite authors who understood this interconnectedness well is GK Chesterton. I appreciate his deep sense of wonder and joy about all of existence.

That being said, two of my favorite books in my library are GK Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare. Both these books get read at least once a year and sometimes more. Orthodoxy is Chesterton’s semi-autobiographical apologetics work about the path he travelled …

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Marionettes, Moral Excellence, and Characters Worth Imitating
Chapter in Disney and Moral Theology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2021)
Saving Mr. Banks: Reclaiming Our Childhood, Remember Who We Are
Chapter in Disney and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2019)
The Resurrection: Hoax or History?
Chapter in Evidence that Demands a Verdict (Thomas Nelson, 2017)
Is Christianity a Copycat Religion?
Chapter in Evidence that Demands a Verdict (Thomas Nelson, 2017)
Creation, Corruption, and Celebration on a Thursday
An Unexpected Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4 (Dec 2019)
Sunday's Divine Attributes
St. Austin Review, Volume 19, No. 5 (Sept/Oct 2019)
The Liberal Arts and a Sense of Wonder
The Cardinal Newman Society (online journal, 5/21/18)
The Meaning of Education According to Fr. Schall and G. K. Chesterton
The Cardinal Newman Society (online journal, 5/19/18)


Faulkner University - 2021
Humanities with a Philosophy concentration (in progress)
Biola University - 2015
Christian Apologetics
Southern Evangelical Seminary - 2012
Religious Studies