Born in Korea, Isaac moved to the U.S. when he was four years old and grew up in Chicago. He studied physics and chemistry at Harvard, and theology and philosophy at Princeton Seminary, before receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Isaac has also been a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford University and visiting fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale University. His research interests focus on epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the relationship between faith and science. He met his wife Laura during their college years in Boston, and they are raising two young children in Oregon, where Isaac is assistant professor of philosophy at George Fox University near Portland.