About Tim Chaffey
Tim lives in northern Kentucky with his wife and two children. He is currently working as a writer and editor for Answers in Genesis.
He holds a B.S. and an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree (summa cum laude) specializing in Apologetics and Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Theology from Liberty.
He is the founder and director of Midwest Apologetics, a ministry dedicated to defending the word of God from the beginning to the end.
Tim specializes in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy (and the corresponding age of the earth battle.) He is especially interested in the theological nature of the debate. This interest led to the publishing of his first book, Old-Earth Creationism on Trial: The Verdict Is In (co-authored with Jason Lisle, Ph.D. in Astrophysics.)
In 2008, Tim published a booklet entitled God Means What He Says: A biblical Critique of the Framework Hypothesis. This booklet critiques those views which claim that Genesis 1 should be interpreted in a poetic or allegorical manner. This work was originally a Master's level thesis and is available from the Midwest Apologetics website and the Kindle edition is available from Amazon.
Tim is also a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in July 2006. He has been in full remission since September 2006. His second full-length book. God and Cancer, traces his battle with the disease, but focuses on providing insight and advice to others who are going through difficult times. The book concludes with an apologetic for the existence of God. This section demonstrates that suffering and evil do not provide evidence against the God of the Bible, but rather the Bible provides the only solution to this issue.
Tim is a popular speaker and often teaches on topics related to apologetics, theology, and worldviews in churches, camps and schools around the Midwest. He has been a guest on several radio programs and was recently involved in four forums in New England concerning the proper interpretation of Genesis 1.