About Melissa Cain Travis

Melissa Cain Travis serves as Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. She earned the Master of Arts in Science and Religion from Biola University, graduating with Highest Honors. She is certified in Christian Apologetics by Biola, and received her B.S. in biology from Campbell University. She is the author of the Young Defenders series, illustrated storybooks that teach the fundamentals of Christian apologetics to young children. The first book, How Do We Know God is Really There? was released in spring, 2013. The second, How Do We Know God Created Life? will release in March 2014.

How the Bodily Resurrection of Christ Indicates a Historical Adam


“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” I Corinthians 15:22 What exactly did the writer of the first three chapters of Genesis mean to communicate about the origin of mankind? Views vary drastically within Christendom about where Adam came from in the material sense and even whether or […]

Dusting Off the Feet


You’re doing the hard work of learning the evidence for the truth of Christianity and how to employ  logical argumentation. A skeptical family member/friend/acquaintance approaches you with challenges against the faith, challenges you happen to be very familiar with. So, you respectfully point out the flaws in their logic and/or the factual errors of their […]

What is Man?


What is Man? “What is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? You made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet.” Psalm 8:4-6 By far, my favorite […]

Evaluation of Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen C. Meyer, Part 4


This is the fourth and final installment in my book review series on Darwin’s Doubt. Part III: After Darwin, What?  In chapters 15 and 16, Meyer explores the various “post-Darwinian” models that have been proposed to account for the massive amount of biological information required to give rise to new body structures and ultimately, new body plans.

Evaluation of Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen C. Meyer, Part 3


This is a continuation of my book review series on Darwin’s Doubt. You can read the first installment HERE and the second HERE. Although this is the third article (of four) in my series, it will focus on “Part II” of the book.   Section two of Darwin’s Doubt is entitled, “How to Build an […]