Rich Knopp is the Executive Director of Room For Doubt and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics at Lincoln Christian University where he taught for 39 years. He produces content for the R4D website and mobile app; offers multimedia presentations for churches, conferences, conventions, colleges, and Christian camps; and provides online video-based educational resources. From 2000-2022, Rich was the Director of Worldview Eyes, a program funded by over $1,000,000 from the Lilly Endowment to help high school youth understand and live a Christian worldview. He also serves on the board for the Christian Campus Foundation, a campus ministry at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

He has delivered presentations at a variety of academic conferences, including The Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, National and Midwest meetings of the Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Society, the Wheaton Theology Conference, and the Center for Research in Science at Azusa Pacific University.

His multimedia presentations have been given in many church and parachurch events, including Christ in Youth conferences; state Christian teen conventions; Church Leader conferences; Christian camps in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Oregon; the Christian Camp Leaders conference; the Association of College Ministries; the Michigan Christian Convention; Lincoln Christian University; Manhattan Christian College; Maritime Christian College; St. Louis Christian College; the North American Christian Convention; and the International Conference on Missions. His presentations have been attended by over 80,000 youth and adults in 22 states, Canada, and China.

Dr. Knopp’s education was completed at St. Louis Christian College (BA in Christian Ministry), Lincoln Christian Seminary (MDiv in Philosophy & Theology), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (MA in Philosophy), and the University of Illinois at Champaign (PhD in Philosophy).

His most recent publication is Truth about God: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It? (2021). This small book addresses a number of big questions: What is truth? Why should Christians be committed to defending Christian truth? What challenges do we face in knowing truth about God? How can we know truth about God? How does doubt fit with faith? What truths can we know about God? Can we have confidence in our Christian beliefs even if we do not have 100 percent certainty about them?

Rich has published articles in four journals (including a popular piece on “Where Will We Go Without God?“), chapters on Christianity and science in two books (Taking Every Thought Captive and Theology in the Present Age), a chapter on Christian ethics in I Am Put Here for a Defense of the Gospel, and a chapter on philosophy of science in relation to the Stone-Campbell religious tradition in Restoration and Philosophy. He was a $10,000 award winner from the Templeton Foundation for developing an integrative seminary course on science and religion.

Rich and his wife, Paula, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He has traveled to Canada, England, Jamaica, France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, and China. In sports, he played second base for a high school AAA State Champion baseball team in North Carolina and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball at St. Louis Christian College where he held the all-time scoring record (2,225 pts.) for about 20 years.