Joshua Chatraw was appointed the Billy Graham Chair for Evangelism and Cultural Engagement in 2023. His research, writing and speaking focuses on public theology, apologetics, evangelism and culture. He has written, co-written and edited eight books including The Augustine Way, Surprised by Doubt, Apologetics at the Cross, Cultural Engagement, The History of Apologetics, Telling a Better Story, Truth Matters and Truth in a Culture of Doubt. His writing has received numerous awards, including Christianity Today’s Evangelism and Apologetics Book of the Year, Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Apologetics and The Gospel Coalition’s Book of the Year in Apologetics and Evangelism. He has also contributed numerous essays and articles in both academic and popular publications. Chatraw serves as an inaugural fellow at The Timothy Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics and a fellow at The Center for Pastor Theologians.
Before joining the Beeson faculty, Chatraw served as the executive director of the Center for Public Christianity, lead teacher for New City Fellows and theologian-in-residence at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, all based in Raleigh, N.C. Before his time in Raleigh, Chatraw was the founding executive director of the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement and associate professor of theology and apologetics at Liberty University. He has also served as a pastor at Baptist churches in Virginia and Georgia. Josh and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Addison and Hudson.
- Ph.D in Biblical Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Bachelor's in Business, Georgia Southern University
- The Augustine Way, co-author with Mark D. Allen (Baker Academic, 2023)
- Surprised by Doubt, co-author with Jack Carson (Baker, 2023)
- Apologetics at the Cross, co-author with Mark D. Allen (Zondervan Academic, 2018)
- Cultural Engagement, co-author with Karen Swallow Prior (Zondervan, 2019)
- The History of Apologetics, co-editor with Benjamin K. Forrest and Alister E. McGrath (Zondervan, 2020)
- Telling a Better Story (Zondervan, 2020)
- Truth Matters, co-author with Andreas J. Kostenberger and Darrell L. Bock (B&H Academic, 2014)
- Truth in a Culture of Doubt, co-author with Andreas J. Kostenberger and Darrell L. Bock (B&H Academic, 2014)
- The Timothy Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics
- The Center for Pastor Theologians