Core Committee Members
Chairperson: Dr. Andrew Loke
Dr. Andrew Loke is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. He did his Bachelor in Medicine at National University of Singapore, worked for 7 years as a medical doctor, before completing his Masters in Philosophy at Biola University and his PhD in Theology at King’s College London under the supervision of Professor Alister McGrath. His PhD covered the disciplines of analytic philosophy of religion, systematic theology and historical-critical studies. He has published books with world-leading academic publishers in peer-reviewed monograph series in the fields of theology, philosophy of religion, historical-critical New Testament studies, and science and religion. These include God and Ultimate Origins (Springer Nature), The Teleological and Kalam Cosmological Arguments Revisited (Springer Nature, forthcoming), The Origins of Divine Christology (Cambridge University Press), A Kryptic Model of the Incarnation (Routledge), and Investigating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Routledge). In addition, he has published articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Religious Studies (Cambridge University Press) and Journal of Theological Studies (Oxford University Press),《神学大哉问》(天道),《星空背后的真理》(中信), 和《愈辯愈明：從哲學，科學，歷史辯證基督信仰》(天道). In addition, he has published articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies (Cambridge University Press) and Journal of Theological Studies (Oxford University Press). He has spoken at conferences, universities, seminaries and churches internationally.
Areas of expertise: philosophy of religion, science and religion, systematic theology, historical Jesus
Vice-Chairperson: Dr. Chan Man Ho
Dr. Chan, Man Ho graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2002. He obtained his Master degree in Physics, Doctoral degree in Physics, Master of Arts in Christian Studies, and Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012 respectively from the same university. He is currently completing his second PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He is now an Assistant Professor of Department of Science and Environmental Studies at Education University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKIEd, he was a Lecturer in CUHK (Physics Department) for four years. His research interests include Astrophysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, and dialogue in Science and Religion.
Areas of expertise: astrophysics, cosmology, christian theology, dialogue in science and religion.
Vice-Chairperson: Dr. Chan Kai Yan
Dr. Chan Kai Yan is Teaching Fellow at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was trained in analytic philosophy and his Ph.D. dissertation at The University of Hong Kong, a critical examination of Saul Kripke’s theory of reference, was in the area of Philosophy of Language. As a Christian, he is deeply committed to understanding the tenets and the rational basis of his Christian Faith, and to the advancement of Christian scholarship in the church and the world.
Areas of expertise: philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
Curriculum Development: Dr. Kwan Kai Man
Dr. Kai-man Kwan received his D. Phil. from the University of Oxford. He is a professor at the Department of Religion and Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Areas of expertise: religious experience, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, epistemology, political philosophy and social ethics.
Secretary: Mr. Brian Wong
Mr. Brian Wong Wai Kin has been a Christian since his conversion in secondary school. He has completed the MPhil program in philosophy in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in which he researched on contemporary philosophy of mind. After graduation, he has a growing interest in classical Western philosophy and medieval philosophy, in particular, that of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is now a graduate student studying philosophy in KU Leuven.
Area of expertise: philosophy of mind.
Committee member: Dr. Jonathan Johnson
Dr. Jonathan Johnson was born into a pastor’s home in the United States and is the third generation of ministers in his family. He currently pastors Island Baptist Church on Hong Kong island, and has lived in Asia with his wife and three children for several years, where he also works in aesthetic philosophy, sociology of religion, and apologetics. In addition to serving with HKCCA, Jonathan lectures at HKBU and assists in courses at HKU. His most recent publication is Citizens of Two Kingdoms: Civil Society and Christian Religion in Greater China (Brill: 2021) which he co-edited with Prof. S.H. Chan. Jonathan’s current research is in negative judgments in aesthetic philosophy, as well as the problem of evil in philosophy of religion.
Areas of expertise: practical and cultural apologetics, aesthetic philosophy, history of apologetics
Committee member: Dr. Mark Jeremiah Boone
Dr. Mark J. Boone is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. Previously he taught at Berry College in Rome, GA, and Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan. Mark earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies and Philosophy from Dallas Baptist University in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Baylor University in 2010. He is the author of The Conversion and Therapy of Desire: Augustine’s Theology of Desire in the Cassiciacum Dialogues and Reason, Authority, and the Healing of Desire in the Writings of Augustine as well as various articles on the history of philosophy and religious epistemology. Mark also manages an educational YouTube channel, TeacherOfPhilosophy.
Treasurer and Strategic Development: Mr. KY Wong
Mr. KY Wong is a Christian businessman who is passionate about Apologetics and sees the critical need for it in our day and age in reaching those who are sincere seekers and to equip the body of Christ to share the gospel in a manner relevant to our modern world. He is a board member of Faith Comes by Hearing ministry and has been involved in organizing apologetics events around Asia.
Internet and Social Media Assistant: Dr. Domenic Marbaniang
Dr. Domenic Marbaniang is lecturer in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also an ordained minister with Central India Outreach and serves with the Emmanuel Christian Church in Hong Kong.
Areas of expertise: contextual apologetics, systematic theology, epistemology of religion, history of secularism.
The Honourable Stephen Lam GBM, GBS
Stephen Lam (林瑞麟) was formerly Chief Secretary (政務司司長) of the Hong Kong Government in 2011-2012. Prior to this, he was Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (政制及內地事務局局長). In this portfolio, for almost ten years, he was responsible for elections, human rights and Hong Kong’s relations with Mainland China and Taiwan. After retiring from the Hong Kong Government in June 2012, Mr. Lam read theology at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford (牛津大學), and the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (牛津基督教護教學中心). He graduated with the Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies in June 2013. Currently, Mr. Lam undertakes speaking engagements regularly among churches, schools and other institutions, both in Hong Kong and overseas. On the basis of his public service experience, from time to time, Mr. Lam also speaks at forums among universities and NGOs on issues of leadership and governance. Since 2013, Stephen Lam has been accredited as a Mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in England (英國CEDR認可調解員). From time to time, he acts as mediator in resolving civil disputes in Hong Kong. Starting in 2014, Mr. Lam has been invited by the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to join their Asia team as an Adjunct Speaker (RZIM亞洲地區特約講員).
- Dr William Lane Craig
- Dr Paul Copan
- Evangelical Philosophical Society
Hong Kong Advisors
- Pastor Charles Chu – Duty Senior Pastor, Shatin Baptist Church
- Pastor Patrick So – Senior Pastor, Yan Fook Church
- Pastor Edmound Teo – Senior Pastor, International Christian Assembly
他的著作包括 ‘The Origin of Divine Christology’ (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), ‘Science and Christian Faith’ (Ethos, 2016), ‘A Kryptic Model of the Incarnation’ (Routledge, 2014)，《星空背后的真理》,和《愈辯愈明：從哲學，科學，歷史辯證基督信仰》，还有一些剑桥大学和牛津大学出版的国际知名学术期刊里的文章，内容讨论一些关键课题，如‘宇宙是否有创造者’，‘耶稣是否从死里复活’，等等。
Brian Wong Wai Kin中學時決志成為基督徒。在香港中文大學完成哲學碩士，研究當代心靈哲學。畢業後，致力研究古典西方哲學及中世紀哲學，尤其是有關聖托馬斯阿奎那的學說。現時於魯汶大學研究院就讀哲學。
KY Wong是基督徒商人，熱衷於護教學，深信護教學對這世代認真的慕道者有着關鍵的幫助，同時亦可裝備信徒適切地分享福音。他是RZIM and Faith Comes by Hearing ministry董事會成員，曾積極參與在多個亞洲區的護教學項目上。
Dr William Lane Craig
Dr Paul Copan
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Pastor Edmound Teo –基督教國際神召會（ICA）主任牧師