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Adam B. Shaeffer (PhD, Durham University) rarely had time for books until he discovered the fantasy novels on his dad's shelf at age 12; the rest is history. His primary research interests revolve around the interplay between theology and literature, attending to fiction's power to narrate theological insights through the thoughts and lives of imagined people and places. His poetry and fiction have appeared in *Jabberwocky,* *Resident Aliens,* and *This Mutant Life.*
Andrea Burke lives outside of Rochester, New York, with her husband, Jedediah, and their two children. She homeschools, writes, and works as the Director of Women’s Ministry at Grace Road Church. She also hosts the Good Enough podcast, the Garden House podcast, and has written for The Gospel Project adult curriculum, For the Church, Fathom Mag, Well-Watered Women, and Risen Motherhood. She is currently working on her first book with Lexham Press. Find more at andreagburke.com or on Instagram: @andreagburke.
Anthony (Dip.Th, B.Th., B.A., M.A.) is passionate about theological education. He is a graduate of two reputable theological seminaries in Nigeria and currently a doctoral student of another theological seminary in South Africa based on a scholarship he recently won.
He is a pastor and a seminary lecturer with a few publications to his credit. He is passionate about education, both formal and informal. He is also passionate about Christian apologetics, as seen in his involvement with other Christian apologists in Nigeria and participation in apologetics conferences.
He is happily married to his dearly beloved wife, Mary.
Blake Adams (MA, Wheaton College) is an editor, writer, and trained historian. His research interests include early Christian history, ascetical theology, and exegesis. He serves as Lead Sacristan at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. Follow him on Substack: https://readreligiously.substack.com/.
Bronwyn Lea is a freelance writer who serves as a pastor in her local church and is the author of Beyond Awkward Side Hugs. She lives with her fellow South African husband and children in Northern California.
Chris Date is Adjunct Professor of Bible and Theology at Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary and a contributor to the ministry Rethinking Hell. He is co-editor of Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism (Cascade, 2014) and A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor of Edward Fudge (Pickwick, 2015), and he has published articles in Evangelical Quarterly and the McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry. Chris graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, and he earned a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Seminary. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and four sons.
Christa Threlfall is a pastor’s wife, mother of four, and the author of Come to Jesus. She enjoys reading, filling her home with plants, and exploring New Hampshire. You can follow her on Instagram and sign up for her monthly letter.
Christoph Heilig – currently postdoc in Basel – is the author of Hidden Criticism? (Fortress, 2017) and Paul’s Triumph (Peeters, 2017). This research has recently received the Mercator Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Additionally, he has co-edited (with J. Thomas Hewitt and Michael F. Bird) God and the Faithfulness of Paul: A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N. T. Wright (Fortress, 2017). In his most recent – and voluminous – project, which has just been completed, he discusses the importance of “stories” and “narrative substructures” for understanding Paul’s letters. It is currently in press with de Gruyter.
Christopher holds a certificate in Biblical, Liturgical, & Cultural Studies from Theopolis Institute. He is the author of a forthcoming article on the "Image of God" in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is currently enrolled in the MABS program at Reformed Theological Seminary. He holds a BS in History and Theology from Elmhurst University. Christopher lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL with his wife Ellyn and their two children, Stephen and Eliana. He is a member of Christ Covenant Church of Chicago (CREC).
Daniel Motley works as the Team Lead of Live Products at Faithlife. He helps promote resources in the Logos Bible Software platform while overseeing a group of product managers. In his spare time he likes to write and has contributed to The Gospel Coalition and the Art of Manliness.
David Evans is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University, researching Christianity in Athens in the first two centuries AD. He also serves as an elder at Rosalie Baptist Church in Brisbane, Australia. David is married to Erin, and they have four delightful and energetic kids.
Dr. Dean H. Taylor is Professor of Pastoral Studies at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. Dean is the author of The Thriving Church: The True Measure of Growth, blogs at deanhtaylor.com, and produces the podcast Shepherdology: A Pastor’s Friend.
D. C. "Mac" McIntyre is a licensed Southern Baptist minister and concurrently a PhD student at Baptist Bible Seminary (Old Testament) and Liberty University (Theology and Apologetics). Mac's research interests include the Pentateuch, Psalms, Matthew, intertextuality, and expository preaching. Mac and his wife Sara live in Charleston, West Virginia, with their four children. Mac's sermons can be found at www.youtube.com/walkstrongmin.
Drew Longacre is the Paleographic Project Coordinator and Specialist for Ancient Hebrew Paleography at MIKRA Research Laboratory. He is a specialist on the Hebrew and Greek texts and manuscripts of the Bible and has published extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dustin Battles (MDiv, Bob Jones University) is the pastor of Mercy Baptist Church in greater Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a published hymn writer and lyricist and has sung professionally in various choirs and ensembles. He is married to Megan and they have two sons, Clark and Jonah.
Genevieve Scheele received her BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures, BA in Comparative literature, and MA in Religion from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently working on her MA in Classics at UIUC. Her research interests are the intertextuality of the New Testament text; the relationship between Hebrew, Greek, and Latin; and the hermeneutics and exegesis of the early Church.
Gregory Goswell is the author of the new book Text and Pratext: Book Order, Title, and Division as Keys to Biblical Interpretation. He sat down with Lindsay Kennedy of Lexham Press to talk about the “paratext” in your Bible.
James (BS, University of Wyoming; MDiv, The Master's Seminary; DMin, Columbia Evangelical Seminary; PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) has been in missions/ministry for over twenty years.
He was ordained at First Baptist Church (WY) in 2010, and serves with the North American Mission Board as a Correctional Chaplain. He is the author of the book "Battle Cry: Reflections for Soul Readiness and the Defense of the Gospel in and out of Season" (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2020).
Jason Stone is the Sr. Community Manager at Faithlife. He has a master’s in biblical exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School and over a decade of experience with digital marketing, church communications, and ministry.
Jeanette Hagen Pifer (PhD, Durham University) is affiliate professor of New Testament at Biola University/Talbot School of Theology. Her research focused on the Pauline concept of faith. Pifer has presented academic papers at a number of conferences in the US and in Europe. She has published a handful of book chapters and a couple of books, including her PhD dissertation: 'Participation by Faith' (Mohr Siebeck, 2018). She also contributed to the Lightfoot Legacy, a three-volume set of previously unpublished commentaries by this foremost English New Testament scholar of the nineteenth century.
Jennifer Grisham is Content Marketing Manager at Faithlife. She previously served on church staff as director of administration and managing editor and administrator for Doxology & Theology. Her work has been published by The Gospel Project and The Gospel Coalition, to name a few.
Jennifer Morison Hendrix is an experienced writer, editor, and instructor with degrees in English literature and playwriting. She has written scripts for theatrical productions in Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, BC. In addition, Jennifer has written and edited technical documentation for corporations including Microsoft and Boeing. Most recently she has focused on developing content for exhibits.
Jessica Clark is an alumna of the Coracle Spiritual Formation Fellowship program and is currently pursuing her graduate certificate in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is animated by exploring questions surrounding how we are formed, creating sustainable and life-giving rhythms, and embracing theology that centers our dignity and belovedness as children of God, rescued and redeemed by Jesus. She holds her MA in English Literature from George Mason University and her BA in Medieval Studies from the University of California at Davis.
Joel Thomas is a PhD student in New Testament Studies at Baptist Bible Seminary of Clarks Summit University. He holds Master of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity degrees from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Sacred Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Joel lives with his wife in Michigan. He is currently working as a software architect.
John D. Meade is associate professor of Old Testament and director of the Text & Canon Institute at Phoenix Seminary. He coauthored The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2017) and edited the materials for A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22–42 (Peeters, 2020).
Joshua R. Farris is Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellow at the University of Bochum. Previously, he was the Chester and Margaret Paluch Professor at Mundelein Seminary, University of Saint Mary of the Lake and The Creation Project; and fellow at Heythrop College. He has taught at several universities in philosophy, theology, and Great Books. He has recently completed, 'The Creation of Self.'
Justin has been married to his wife for 15 years and has two young sons. He is a PhD candidate at Liberty University focusing on Bible Exposition. In 2013 he started The Nerdy Theologian website where he was actively writing and posting articles until 2017. Since then Justin has been involved in his church, independent discipleship, and academic study. He is getting ready to relaunch his website with new challenging articles designed to encourage Christians to critically think about their faith and how it impacts the world around them. Some areas of interest are Barthian Bibliology, ANE creation myths, historical theology, and hermeneutics. His most recent work includes papers written on the book of Judges as well as Zephaniah.
This post is by Justin Holcomb. Justin is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology, philosophy, and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell-Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He holds two masters degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Emory University. He is the author of numerous books, including the children's book God Made All of Me.
Kaeli Joyce is the communication coordinator for Lexham Press, Mobile Education, and other teams that create original content for Faithlife. She is a Master of Divinity student at Regent College in British Columbia and has a background in classical civilizations and religious studies. Building bridges and facilitating connections between people are at the heart of her work and studies.
Kay taught and hosted Precepts for Life™, reaching more than 75 million households each day through radio and television in more than 30 countries for more than 20 years.
Kay’s exciting, practical approach to studying the Bible has helped millions of people discover the truth of God’s Word for themselves over the past five decades.
Through television, radio, writing, and speaking, God has used Kay to reach millions of households with His truth. An author of more than 100 books and Bible study workbooks, Kay continues to collaborate with the Precept team on Bible study resources. Precepts for Life is available online today at PreceptsforLife.com.
Keith has been married to Mia since 1998 and they have four amazing daughters. Keith is the founding pastor of Gateway Church in Wooster, OH, and is the spiritual life director at Kingsway Christian School. Keith is also an adjunct professor at Malone University and a city coordinator for 24-7 Prayer.
Kelley Mathews (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is a writer, editor, and former women's ministry leader. Her passion, apart from her family and LSU football, is helping the church know God better through theology. She works for RightNow Media, is pursuing a DMin at Northern Seminary, and recently released her eighth co-authored book, 40 Questions about Women in Ministry. Find her blog at patheos.com/blogs/theestuary/.
Dr. Kevin Grasso (PhD, Hebrew University) studies modern syntactic and semantic theory and applies it to the biblical languages. He has published on both Greek and Hebrew grammar. Within New Testament studies, he works on law, faith, messianism, and justification in Paul. He is the co-founder of the software platform Biblingo (biblingo.org), which utilizes the latest research in second language acquisition to make the biblical languages more accessible and easier to learn.
Kyle Beutler is a junior copywriter at Faithlife. He has over a decade of experience in ministry and lives in Austin, TX, where he spends his weekends leading worship, eating breakfast tacos, and pretending to be outdoorsy.
Maicol A. Cortés holds an MA in theology at the University of Lorraine. He also holds a MA in Jewish Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MA in New Testament from The Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). He is interested in the relationship between early Christian and Jewish literature, apocalyptic writings, and comparative literature.
The author would like to thank the ORION program for its contribution to the funding of Maicol A. Cortés research internship. This work has benefited from a French government grant managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche with the reference ANR-20-SFRI-0009.
Mark A. Tietjen (PhD, Baylor University) is chaplain and Grace Palmer Johnston Chair of Bible at The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, New York. He previously served as associate professor and program director of philosophy at the University of West Georgia. Former secretary-treasurer of the Søren Kierkegaard Society, Tietjen is the author of Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue: Authorship as Edification, and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals and books, including Faith and Philosophy, International Philosophical Quarterly, and the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
Mark Barnes has twenty years of experience in pastoral ministry, holds an MPhil in Biblical Theology, and has served as visiting lecturer at Union School of Theology. He’s a former editor of Evangelical Magazine and has also written for Grace Magazine, Evangelicals Now, and Evangelical Times. He now serves as product manager for the Logos and Verbum apps and lives in the UK with his wife and two sons.
Mary Jahnke has a background in marketing, especially for Christian education, and serves as a content marketing strategist for Faithlife. She has experience in church communications and is always looking for helpful knowledge to share.
Matthew Boffey (MDiv, Trinity International University) is the pastor of worship at Christ Church Bellingham. He is also editor-in-chief of Ministry Team magazine, has edited several books, and has written for several blogs and publications, including Relevant online, the Logos blog, and the Faithlife blog.
Matthew Everhard is the senior pastor of Gospel Fellowship PCA, a Reformed Bible-believing church just North of Pittsburgh, PA. He is on the President’s Council at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he is also an adjunct professor. His area of expertise is Jonathan Edwards studies. His latest book is 'Souls: How Jesus Saves Sinners' (2022).
An ordained minister, Matthew’s calling is to equip Christians with the tools they need to be gracious, well-reasoned, and convincing witnesses for Christ. He has a passion for teaching students how to read the Bible faithfully and with careful reflection. His research interests include philosophical hermeneutics, Paul’s writings, and apocalyptic literature. When he is not reading obscure German philosophers or the Greek/Hebrew Bible, he can usually be found playing in the yard with his kids or being elated with the joy that comes with being married to the best wife in the world.
Michael F. Bird is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College, in Melbourne, Australia. He is the co-author with N.T. Wright of The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (Zondervan/SPCK, 2019). He blogs at euangelion and can be followed @mbird12.
Michael S. Heiser (1963–2023) was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., Ancient History) and the University of Wisconsin- Madison (M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies). He had a dozen years of classroom teaching experience on the college level and another ten in distance education. He was a former scholar-in-residence at Logos Bible Software.
Dr. Mike Licona is associate professor of theology at Houston Baptist University. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from the University of Pretoria, which he earned with distinction and the highest mark. He is the professor of the Mobile Ed courses Objections to the Gospels and Philosophy of History.
Dr. Mikel Del Rosario helps Christians explain the faith with courage and compassion. He is an Associate Professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute. He has published over 30 journal articles on apologetics and cultural engagement in Bibliotheca Sacra with his mentor, Dr. Darrell Bock. Del Rosario holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics with highest honors from Biola University, along with a Master of Theology (Th.M) and a Ph.D in Biblical Studies (Emphasis in New Testament Studies) from Dallas Theological Seminary where he served as Cultural Engagement Manager, producing and hosting the seminary's Table podcast.
Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.
Mwindula Mbewe is pastor of Hillview Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, where he was born and raised. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Pastoral Theology at the African Christian University. He is married to Namundi, and they have a daughter, Ntasuwila.
Nick Kennicott is the pastor of Redeemer Baptist Church in Rincon, GA. He is also the founder and president of the Institute of Pastoral and Theological Training in Egbe, Nigeria, a co-host on Wrath and Grace Radio, and co-author of In Praise of Old Guys: Pastoral Mentorship, Humility, and the Dangers of Youth.
Nick Stapleton is a MDiv candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He resides in Colorado with his wife and two sons doing college ministry to reach the next generation with the gospel and make lifelong disciples.
Perseus Poku is the President of Sound Reasoning Ministries. He has over 32 years of training Christians to share and defend their faith. Perseus hosts a weekly apologetic radio show on Salem Communications. He is also an author and contributor to various Christian publications.
Peter Krol is president of DiscipleMakers campus ministry in Pennsylvania, and the author of Knowable Word: Helping Ordinary People Learn to Study the Bible and Sowable Word: Helping Ordinary People Learn to Lead Bible Studies.
Peter Santucci has been a pastor, a journalist, a hospice and hospital chaplain, and a volleyball coach. He blogs at petesantucci.com and is the author of Everyday Psalms. He and his family live in Bend, Oregon, where he and his wife host retreats for ministry couples.
Follower of Jesus, husband of Shanna, father of four, Vice President and General Manager of Bible Study Products at Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, PhD (ABD) Theology, reader, learner, blogger, technophile.
Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher, writer, and podcaster passionate about sharing God’s Word. Portia is also the founder of She Shall Be Called, a nonprofit women’s ministry focused on Bible literacy. You can also catch her hosting two weekly podcasts. Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta.
Rick Brannan is a Data Wrangler for Faithlife. He manages a team that creates and maintains linguistic databases and other analyses of the Hebrew Bible, the Greek New Testament, the Septuagint, and writings of the Second Temple era. He resides in Bellingham with his wife, Amy, their daughter, Ella, and their son, Lucas.
Robert Elmer is a former reporter and copywriter who writes from his home in the Pacific Northwest. He has written more than fifty books, including youth and adult fiction as well as nonfiction. He is also the editor of the “Prayers of the Church” series from Lexham Press, which includes Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans and Fount of Heaven: Prayers of the Early Church.
Ron W. Lindo Jr. is an adjunct professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary while
also teaching mathematics at Baptist Preparatory School in Little Rock,
Arkansas. He often contributes book reviews to numerous journals and
websites including Review and Expositor, Journal for Baptist Theology and
Ministry, and Books at a Glance.
Rev. Rudy Rubio is planter and pastor of Reformed Church of Los Angeles and ministers to the communities of Lynwood, Compton, and Watts alongside his family. He also serves as Spiritual Care Coordinator at MLK Community Hospital and is passionate about leadership development.
Rudy was raised on the streets of Los Angeles, involved with the gang-life and drugs, and had a spiritual awakening in prison. He now holds a Bachelor in Human Services Mgmt. from the University of Phoenix, Master of Divinity and should soon hold a Doctorate of Ministry from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.
Rudy is married to Edna, and they have 4 children and one granddaughter.
Ryan Lytton started his education at LIFE East Bible College and continued at Life Pacific University where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies. He completed a Master of Arts in Christian Thought from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he focused on how the Bible was interpreted in the Patristic Period (100-800 AD). He's currently pursuing a Ph.D. through Ridley College, continuing his study of Patristic Exegesis by looking at the reception of Proverbs 8:22-31 up to 381 CE.
He’s an unapologetic nerd who knows lots of useless things like how to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in Latin. He has been married to Samantha (also a Life Pacific graduate, class of ‘08) since 2008. They have two children.
Ryan Pemberton is the author of Called: My Journey to C. S. Lewis’s House and Back Again (Leafwood Publishers) and Walking With C. S. Lewis: A Spiritual Guide Through His Life and Writings (Lexham Press).
Steve Runge has served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Faithlife since completing his Doctor of Literature degree in biblical languages at Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2006. He specializes in developing original language resources for pastors and students to help them more confidently study and teach the Bible.
Steven Wedgeworth is rector of Christ Church Anglican in South Bend, IN. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.
Dr. Tavis Bohlinger is the Creative Director at Reformation Heritage Books. He holds a PhD from Durham University and writes across multiple genres, including academia, poetry, and screenwriting. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and three children.
Professor Lim is world renowned scholar on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Canon research. He is the author of several scholarly monographs, including The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk (Oxford: OUP, 2022); and The Formation of the Jewish Canon (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013). He co-edited with John J Collins, The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Oxford: OUP, 2010) and is the series editor of The Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls (Oxford: OUP).
Tobin Perry has spent over 20 years as a writer and editor for faith-based audiences. He has written for Christianity Today, Baptist Press, Saddleback Church, the North American Mission Board, and more. He has also served as a lead pastor of a small church in Southern Indiana and a church planting intern in Seattle, Washington. Tobin has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary). He lives in Evansville, Indiana with his wife and three children.
Wendy Widder (Ph.D., University of the Free State) is the author of Daniel in the Story of God commentary series (Zondervan) and "To Teach" in Ancient Israel: A Cognitive Linguistic Study of a Biblical Hebrew Lexical Set (deGruyter). She lives in the Twin Cities, where she teaches Old Testament courses as an adjunct professor and does freelance writing and editing.
Yana Jenay Conner is a writer and Bible teacher who seeks to help others think well about faith and culture. By God’s grace, she has served in full-time ministry for the past fifteen years in both the church and parachurch context and earned a Master in Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She currently serves at Vertical Church as the Discipleship Director and hosts a podcast called Living Single with Yana Jenay. You can find more of her writing and teaching at yanajenay.com.