Who Is Craig Parton?
Mr. Craig Parton, Esq. is a trial lawyer and partner with the oldest law firm in the Western United States located in Santa Barbara, California. He is former Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. Upon graduation from college, he spent seven years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, the last four of which were spent as national lecturer for Crusade. Mr. Parton traveled to over 100 universities and colleges across the country defending the Christian faith through lectures and debates.
He received his Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics under Dr. John Warwick Montgomery at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law, an institution devoted to the integration of Christian faith and legal reasoning. Mr. Parton then took his Juris Doctorate at the University of California, Hastings Law School in San Francisco, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Journal, COMM/ENT. Craig Parton is also the United States Director of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The Academy meets for two weeks each summer in Strasbourg to provide advanced studies in apologetics to laymen and pastors.
He is the author of 3 books, including “The Defense Never Rests: A Lawyer’s Quest for the Gospel.” He has published articles in both law reviews and in numerous theological journals, including Modern Reformation, Logia-A Journal of Lutheran Theology, and the Global Journal of Classical Theology. Mr. Parton has recently contributed articles to Festschrifts for both Prof. Dr. John Warwick Montgomery and Prof. Dr. Rod Rosenbladt. His latest book, just released in August of 2008 by Wipf & Stock Publishers, is entitled “Religion on Trial”.
You can also find articles Mr. Parton has written on Modern Reformation Magazine’s website:
Appearing Before God Without a Lawyer (Sidebar) – May/June 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 3
Luther Lite and Reformation Schmooze – Jan./Feb. 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 1
God Does Not Believe in Atheists – March/April 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 2