I grew up in the north Georgia mountains, hiking, caving, water-skiing, snow skiing, and playing sports such as tennis and back-yard football and whiffle-ball with my neighborhood friends. Dalton was a great place to grow up and the Dalton school system was a great place to start my education.

Spiritual concerns and activities dominated my years from 16 years onward, as I attended three undergraduate schools and three graduate schools (see my CV for details), gathering the tools to help me get to the bottom of things, such as exegesis, hermeneutics, Greek, logic and research skills. Also I was introduced to many subjects relevant to my concerns, such as Philosophy, Apologetics, Psychology of Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Science, Biblical Studies and Church History.

After years of church work and even a stint training youth workers in Slovakia just after the fall of Communism, I began teaching at Kennesaw State University. I am now an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, teaching such courses as Introduction to Religion, Critical Thinking, Religion & Science, and Death & Dying.

I continue researching and writing because I have an irresistible compulsion to get to the bottom of important issues. And I have the personality and gifts that allow me to keep researching the same questions for years, with no loss of motivation, if that’s what it takes to reach a conclusion.

I’m also a long-term caregiver. Ever since my first wife, Laurene, was diagnosed with cancer, I’ve been caregiving for disabled or dying relatives for the past 25 years, which has been quite gratifying and meaningful.

After Laurene’s death, I married Cherie and we began the adventure of raising 7 boys in a blended family. It’s a great way to grow in wisdom and dependence upon God, but not so great a way to pursue a tranquil life. There’s never a dull moment!

Life has never been easy, but it’s been very rewarding!


Speaking and Interviews

With caregiving and Covid, I typically can’t travel to speaking opportunities, but can occasionally do online interviews and speaking. You may contact me at (put the letter “j” before stevemiller@gmail.com. Trying to limit spam!)