Jim Cook, M.A.

About Jim

   Jim Cook is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Economics (minor in Mathematics) and holds M.A. degrees in Philosophy of Religion (honors) and Biblical Studies.  His MA theses were: “An Analysis and Critical Study of Alvin Plantinga’s Account of Reformed Epistemology” and “An Evaluation of Norman Geisler’s Philosophical Apologetic.”

   He and his wife, Phyllis, live in Louisville, Colorado and have one adult son.  Jim has served with Campus Crusade for Christ’s and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s faculty ministry leadership teams. For more than 35 years Jim has been helping Christian professors consider the intellectual and spiritual contributions they can make to their institutions.

   Jim serves Academic Connections in the capacity as Ministry and Research Fellow.  His academic research interests are in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and virtue ethics.  His ministry interests include forming and sustaining Christian faculty communities on secular campuses, the relationship between “Christ and culture” and ministry ethos.

   Jim has been involved in athletics almost all his life as a participant and coach.  He lettered and was captain of his high-school track team; subsequently, he won a scholarship and also lettered at the University of Missouri in track.  He coached a city league basketball team to the city championship and has also coached church league basketball.   He still loves to alpine ski and cycle.

   He founded Academic Connections in 2010 and serves as its Executive Director.

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Invited  Academic Presentations Abstracts 

Various  Papers

Personal Website

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Contact me at:  jimc@colorado.edu

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