Steven L. Porter

Dr. Porter teaches theology, spiritual formation, and philosophical theology for the Institute for Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology and at Rosemead School of Psychology (both of Biola University). He is the author of _Restoring the Foundations of Epistemic Justification: A Direct Realist and Conceptualist Theory of Foundationalism_ and co-edited Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century: Prospects and Perils. In addition to various book chapters, he has contributed articles to the Journal of the Evangelical Theological SocietyJournal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Philosophia ChristiFaith and PhilosophyJournal of Psychology and Theology, Themelios, Christian Scholar’s Review, etc. Steve and his wife Alicia live with their son Luke and daughter Siena in Long Beach, CA.


Southern California




Steve was a graduate student in philosophy under Dallas at USC from 1997-2003 and stayed in close contact with him from that time on.  Steve arranged for Dallas to participate in numerous conferences and events connected with Biola University, and worked with him on the board of editorial consultants of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, of which Steve is the managing editor.


Spiritual Formation, Discipleship to Jesus, Suffering and Growth, Spirituality and Missions, Psychology and Spiritual Change, Spiritual Formation as Evidence for God’s Existence, etc.


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