Dr Evans and Staff
Robert W. Evans, PhD, PhD is the President of Veritas Ministries International and the Director of the Veritas Institute for the Study of Bioethics and Public Values (www.veritasinstitute.com). As an author, academic, and speaker, he has traveled widely and has lectured extensively around the world. Dr. Evans speaks and writes regularly on issues that lie at the intersection between Christianity and culture, and he is internationally recognized for his expertise in employing the relationship between medicine and morality as a cultural apologetic to both commend and defend the Christian faith. He has earned a reputation as a clear and compelling communicator, and is unusually gifted in dealing with difficult questions posed by non-Christian audiences, which has made him highly effective in seminar series, medical school and university lectureships, and on both television and radio. He holds two earned PhD’s (Clinical Psychology and Systematic Theology) and took his education at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Harvard Medical School, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, among others. Dr. Evans was a post-doctoral Resident Graduate and Teaching Fellow in Moral Philosophy and Ethics (with an emphasis in bioethics) at Harvard University, and completed additional post-doctoral studies in theology and ethics at the University of Oxford where he subsequently returned as a Visiting Scholar. More recently, Dr. Evans was awarded a scholarship (Social Innovation Award) to attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he graduated from the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leadership. His ordination is held with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Kamrin J. Evans, JD is the Director of Legal Research and Public Policy. She is responsible for focused legal and public policy research on topical issues of concern to Veritas, and of apprising the ministry of pending legislation and court cases that intersect with the concerns of the Christian community. She is a graduate of UCLA (BA) and the University of Colorado School of Law (JD), and was previously employed as a Staff Attorney for the Lake County Court in North Shore Chicago, IL. She is married to Dr. Evans, and is the mother of their two children.
Kurt Lindberg, MD of Holland, MI is the Chair of the Veritas Advisory Board in Medicine. Dr. Lindberg assists with manuscript and medical journal article reviews, medical consultation on issues of interest and/or concern to the Christian community, and has been a contributor to Veritas publications. He received both the BS in Aerospace Engineering and the MD from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts where he also served as a Clinical Instructor for Harvard Medical School. In addition to his responsibilities as a board certified family physician, Dr. Lindberg serves as the medical director of the Holland community, was an item writer for the American Board of Family Medicine certification exam, has served on several Healthcare Ethics Committees, and now is one of twelve members of the Primary Care Leadership Committee for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan. Dr. Lindberg is an active alumnus and mentor of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, a prestigious honor that has recognized him as one of the nation’s most promising physicians.
Vincent Ling, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Veritas Advisory Board in Science and Technology. His responsibilities include coordinating and directing a team of scientists who have volunteered their time and skills to further the vision and work of Veritas. Dr. Ling also assists with manuscript and scientific journal article reviews, scientific consultation on issues of interest and/or concern to the Christian community, and has been a contributor to Veritas publications. He received the BA from UC Berkeley and the MS and PhD from the University of Illinois. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Biological Laboratories at Harvard University. He is employed as Senior Director of Search and Evaluation at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In his 30 years of biopharma experience, Dr. Ling has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed, scientific journals pertaining to biotechnology, human genomic research, molecular immunology, and mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation. He has several patents in the area of drug discovery, and has supported early stage opportunities in biotechnology.
About the Veritas Institute for the Study of Bioethics and Public Values
The Veritas Institute for the Study of Bioethics and Public Values (www.veritasinstitute.com) is an international leader in providing informed answers to the moral, ethical, and philosophical challenges that lie at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary culture. As a cultural apologetic ministry, our purpose is to examine and engage some of the most pressing issues of our day and to address them from the vantage point of Christian conviction. Our work is intended to meet the growing worldwide need for an informed and sensitive biblical-theological perspective on questions of moral and ethical choice in business, government, law, medicine, education and public policy.
Of particular concern to the Institute is the array of emerging bioethical issues that are increasingly challenging societies around the world, including assisted reproductive technologies, abortion, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, cloning, genetic engineering, stem cell research, the moral status of the human embryo, health care allocation and distribution, alternative medicine, and psychiatric care. Each year dozens of churches, seminaries, universities, medical schools, hospitals, conferences, camps, and organizations from around the world, representing a wide variety of denominations, interests, and academic affiliations, host a Veritas seminar series to explore the relationship between Christianity and culture.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Truths We Embrace
We Believe… that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and without error as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
We Believe…in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
We Believe…in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on the cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal impending return.
We Believe…that man was created by and for God; that by man’s disobedience, sin enter into the human experience and that every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by both nature and practice.
We Believe…that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and all who believe on Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God.
We believe…in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
We believe…in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God’s forgiveness in His Son.
Sponsoring Churches, Organizations and Foundations
How we thank God for these churches, organizations and foundations that have chosen to generously support the vision and work of Veritas Ministries International. Would you please join with them in helping us to extend the reach of Veritas Ministries around the globe?