Dr. Hugh Ross


If you don’t know about Dr. Hugh Ross you’re in for a bit of a treat.

Hugh Norman Ross (born July 24, 1945) is a Canadian astrophysicist, Christian apologist, and old Earth creationist. Dr. Ross’s website is located at http://www.reasons.org/

Hugh Ross was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ross earned a B.Sc. in physics from the University of British Columbia and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Toronto; and he was a postdoctoral research fellow for five years at Caltech, studying quasars and galaxies.[8][9][10]

Ross obtained his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Toronto and his B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of British Columbia.[4] He is known for establishing his own ministry in 1986, called Reasons to Believe that promotes progressive and day-age forms of old Earth creationism. Ross accepts the scientific age of the earth and the scientific age of the universe, however he rejects unguided evolution and abiogenesis as explanations for the history and origin of life.

Note the key word, “unguided” evolution and of course, abiogenesis which pertains to the origin of life, the natural process by which life arises from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds.

In addition to apologetics writing, Ross speaks regularly in academic venues and churches, as well as regular podcasts “I Didn’t Know That” (formerly Creation Update), and “Science News Flash.” He spoke at the 2008 Skeptics Society‘ “Origins Conference” at California Institute of Technology alongside Nancey Murphy, Victor Stenger, Kenneth R. Miller. Sean Carroll, Michael Shermer and Leonard Susskind.[11] Ross has publicly debated scientists Jerry Coyne, Eugenie Scott, Victor Stenger, Peter Ward, Lewis Wolpert, Michael Shermer, and Rob Tarzwell. Ross has also debated young-earth creationists, including Ken Ham, Kent Hovind, Duane Gish, Danny Faulkner, Andrew McIntosh, John Morris and Ray Comfort. In 2012 he won the Trotter Prize, delivering the Trotter Lecture at Texas A&M University on “Theistic Implications for Big Bang Cosmology.”

Here is a video where Dr. Ross explains how he became a Christian, a once over lightly on the 6 days of Genesis and Questions and Answers from the audience. It is really very interesting and shows how he came to decide to give his life to Christ, by examining science, world religions and eventually the Bible, starting at a very early age. If you haven’t seen this, please do because it is well worth the time:

In the above video Hugh speaks of the CD entitled Journey Towards Creation. Fortunately it also is available on YouTube as linked directly below:

On YouTube you will find a significant assortment of videos that are produced by Dr Hugh Ross. I will provide the links for some of his videos that I have enjoyed. Blessings!


  1. Bruce, thank you for sharing these. I will watch as soon as I have time. We are dealing with a new episode of Jerry’s health ~ with an aneurysm in his right leg. Blessings for the week. ~ Fran


  2. Thank you, Bruce. I was blessed to meet Hugh several years ago and mentioned him recently in one of my posts. Blessings to you. (Many thanks to Brandon Adams for directing me here.)


    • Hi RJ (not sure what to call you). Thanks for the feedback, I’ve been a fan of Dr. Ross for some time now. I’ve spent a fair amount of time studying world and Church history so am finding your “not showtime” perspective interesting. My background is old school, where we sat around a kitchen table and were schooled in the scriptures by a patient and loving older Christian, where fellowship and understanding grows. I also agree with you regarding how there is a world wide awakening happening, in China, India, Africa and many other Muslim countries. Exciting times!North America, not so much but there are encouraging signs. Blessings to you also!

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  3. Bruce, I really liked your article on keeping unity as believers in Christ. It is very important for us to show love to our brothers, because by this, all men will know that we are His disciples.

    Hugh Ross teaches things that are exegetically inaccurate. He seems like a very nice man, and I’m sure he’s a disciple in the Kingdom, but some of his teachings are not in align with scripture. He is welcome to worship in unity of believers, but he should not continue in his wild interpretations of the Bible that are counter to other parts of scripture. Where there are places in scripture that need interpretation, scripture should be used as the foundation.


    • Thank you for the feedback, sincerely appreciated. Maybe when you have some time you could point out some of the inconsistencies you mentioned. I have spent a fair amount of time investigating both sides of the subject but as you are aware, it can be a complex.Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Blessings.


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