Elgin L. Hushbeck Jr, is an author, engineer, small business owner, educator, lecturer, and family man. He wears many hats but there is a common thread throughout. Mr. Hushbeck is an Evangelical Christian over 30 years.
Mr. Hushbeck grew up an "Air Force Brat" as all of his childhood was spent moving every few years, as his dad was transfered. Born in England, he has lived in: Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Central California, Ohio, and finally Southern California, where he graduated from High School (after moving his senior year). It was in Southern California where he met his lovely wife, Hanna and they married in 1975. Shortly after that Mr Hushbeck joined the Air Force and again began to move around, this time going to Texas, Illinois, and Montana, where his two children were born. After his four years was up however, Mr Hushbeck decided that enough of his life had been spent moving for the military, and he left to go to school. He returned to Southern California in 1980, though he still moved several more times. In 2007, he left Southern California for Wisconsin, and hopes that he does not have to move again.
Mr. Hushbeck's background includes academic studies in religion, history, and engineering, culminating with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and Master degrees in both Christian Apologetics and an MBA/Technology Management. As an engineer he has worked for several engineering and technology firms including 5 years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, where he worked on developing a high accuracy GPS reciever and was part of the Voyager Flight Team for the encounter with the Planet Neptune. Since 1999 he and his wife have owned their own company, which designs and develops databases and custom software applications for businesses. His wife Hanna has dual Master degrees, one in Nursing with an empahsis in Infomatics, and the other in Applied Computer Science.
In his teens and early adult years, Mr Hushbeck was a confirmed atheist. But through a series of encounters with Christians
and others, he saw his argument against Christianity fall apart one by one, until the Holy Spirit opened his eyes to the truth of God's word, in the late 1970s. This background, no doubt, is a large factor in his interest in the evidence for the Christian faith,
and his first two books.
In 1994 he started Consider Christianity Week, which "is devoted to the ideal that Christianity is not just a belief founded on wishful thinking, but a faith solidly grounded in fact."
From his parents Mr Hushbeck learned a love of this country, and an interest in politics, working as a volunteer on campaigns since the late 1960s. This combined with his study of history, are the origins of his most recent books, Preserving
, and now What is Wrong With Social Justice
Mr. Hushbeck has taught at the University of Phoenix, and most recently for Rassmussen College. He has taught, among other things, classes in Information Techonology, Computers Science, and Business. He as also taught critical thinking both to students, and to other faculty. He has spoken current affairs and apologetics around the country, and took part in a public debate sponsored by Simon Greenleaf University entitled 'Did Jesus Claim to be God?' (Mr. Hushbeck, of course, represented the Pro-side).