Robert Michael Sivulka

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Missionary, Apologist, Philosopher, and Theologian


Doctoral candidate in theology with apologetics began at North-West University, South Africa, 2021.

Doctoral study in philosophy at the University of Utah--course work completed, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

Summer study at the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, 1994.

M.A. Philosophy of Religion & Ethics (Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, 1993).

Summer study at the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England, 1993.

M.A. Philosophy (San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1993).

Semester of philosophical study at Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, spring 1990.

M.A. Theological Studies (Talbot School of Theology, 1989).

B.A. Biblical Studies (Biola University, 1988).


President of Courageous Christians United (June 2006 to present).

Radio host on 820 AM KUTR, Ogden, UT (August to December 2012).

Adjunct professor of philosophy, Rio Salado Community College, Tempe, AZ, 2003 to 2012 (courses taught: Intro to Philosophyand Environmental Ethics).

Missionary with Utah Partnerships for Christ, 2005.

Utah Director of Parousia Ministries, 2003 to 2005.

Utah Director of the Utah Gospel Mission (the Utah Gospel Mission is a subsidiary of Jude 3 Missions), 1999 to 2002.

Teaching assistant in philosophy at the University of Utah, fall 2001 to spring 2002 (courses taught: Reason and Rational Decision Making, and Intro to Philosophy).

Adjunct professor of philosophy and theology, Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity International University), Anaheim, CA, 1994 to 1996 (courses taught: Theory and Method of Apologetics, Philosophy of Religion, and Mormonism).

Founder and director of the Biola University Utah Spring Break Mission, 1994 to 1996.

Missionary to Utah with the Utah Gospel Mission, 1982 to 1995.

Teaching assistant in philosophy at Biola University, spring 1993 (course: Contemporary Philosophy).

Apologetics pastor, Victory Bible Church, San Clemente, CA, 1991 to 1992.

Adjunct professor of apologetics, Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, Vista, CA, 1990 (courses taught: Mormonism, and Jehovah's Witnesses).

Intern at the Christian Research Institute, Irvine, CA, fall 1989.

Missionary to Brooklyn, N.Y. with the Brooklyn Gospel Mission (the Brooklyn Gospel Mission is a subsidiary of Jude 3 Missions), 1986.


Determining Truth: How can We Know What is Really True?,” Temple GuideMormonism Research Ministry, 2018.

"Examining Mormonism’s Founder: The What-Did-Joseph-Smith-Lie-About Approach," Mormonism Research Ministry, 2018.

 "Website Advertising: The Sign Approach," Sharing the Good News with Mormons: Practical Strategies for Getting the Conversation StartedEric Johnson and Sean McDowell, eds. (Eugene, OR: Harvest House), 2018.

"Is Catholicism a False Gospel Just Like Mormonism?," Beggar's Bread, 6-12-16.



Various tracts (cf. here and here).

"Is Walzer's Position on Iraqi Containment in Need of Humanitarian Intervention?," Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Vol. 83, 2006 (139-56). 

"Evangelical Seminary's Outreach to Mormons Does Not Bridge the Gap," Witnesses for Jesus, originally published 11-20-4.

"Right On!," letter to editor of Biola Connections, Summer 2004 (4).

"Joe Mayne’s Letter," letter to editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, 1-22-3.
"Rationale Behind Racial Problems," letter to editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, 1-16-3.

"Yeates Ignores Logic of Belief," letter to editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, 9-24-2.

"Protesters Don't Force Converts," letter to editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, 8-28-2.

"Brilliant Science and Immoral Behavior," letter to editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, 11-4-1.

"The Seeds of Philosophical Fruit," letter to editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, 10-24-1.

Letter to the editor of Christianity Today, week of February 28, 2000.

"Similar yet Different," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 31, No. 3, Fall 1998 (196-9).

Answering Mormon Claims Concerning the Nature of God (Biola University: 1989 M.A. thesis).

Press Kit

Sean McDowell, Scott Rae, "Sharing the Good News with Mormons with Eric Johnson,Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture, Biola University Blogs, 8-16-18.

Jerome Socolovsky, "Evangelical Christians Reconcile Anti-Mormonism With Romney Choice," Voice of America, 9-18-12.

Jerome Socolovsky, "Spotlight Focuses on Romney's Mormon Faith," Voice of America, 8-30-12. 

David Lister, "The Great Mormon Bailout: Mormons Leaving the Mormon Church in Large Numbers," Moriel Ministries, 2-9-12.

Eric S. Peterson, "Hug One Another," The [Salt Lake] City Weekly, 4-19-11.

Watermark News, "Odd Man Out, Rob Sivulka," 9-27-9.

Jason Newell, "New Documentary Explores Implications of a Mormon President," Biola Magazine, Winter 2008, p. 14.

Marvin Olasky, "Huckabee's Surge," World Magazine, 12-22-7. 

Andrew Romano, "Real Republicans React to Romney's 'Major Mormon Speech'," Newsweek, 12-6-7.

Toby Harnden, "Mitt Romney strives to win over evangelicals," London Telegraph, 12-6-7. It may also be read on Get the Latest UK and World News

Suzanne Dean, "Who are they? Where do they come from? Why are they here?," The Sanpete Messenger, 8-10-5.

"Mormon Miracle 'evangelists' claim discrimination by Sanpete officials," The Sanpete Messenger, 8-10-5.

Shane McCammon, "Big Brother Smith?," The [Salt Lake] City Weekly, 10-3-2.

Devan M. Hite, "Temple Square Protestors Seek Conversion at Any Cost," The Daily Utah Chronicle, 8-27-2.

Scott Lewis, "A Rush to Save," The [Salt Lake] City Weekly, 2-21-2.

"Religious groups use Olympics to communicate beliefs," Sacramento, CA. 


Calvary Chapel Tri-City, Tempe, AZ, April 25, 1987.

Honor Societies

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, April 30, 2001.

Kappa Tau Epsilon (the scholastic honor society of Talbot School of Theology), 1989.

Who's Who Among American High School Students (Arizona), 1983-4 and 1984-5 .


Best paper (Is Walzer's Position on Iraqi Containment in Need of Humanitarian Intervention?) in the letters, foreign language, and philosophy division of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters spring 2006 conference. 

Outstanding adjunct faculty member at Rio Salado College (2005-2006).