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Crises/Disaster Response

Aten, JamieDisaster Ministry Handbook

Jamie is the founder and codirector of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

He has been awarded close to $2 million in external funding by numerous state, federal and nonprofit organizations for psychology of religion and disaster research.

Article: The Washington Post–"Don't Offer Bumper Sticker Theology: Five Simple Ways to Help After the Paris Attack"

Article: The Washington Post–"Tips for Helping a Loved One After a Tragedy, from a Christian Disaster Expert"

 

Crises/Disaster ResponseAnnan, Kent

Slow Kingdom Coming

After Shock

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle

Kent is co-director of Haiti Partners and is on the board of directors of Equitas Group. One of his essays was cited as a "Notable Essay" in the Best American Essays series and  he has been featured on national TV and radio shows.

Visit Kent's website at kentannan.com.

Follow Kent on Twitter: @kentannan.

Excerpt: KentAnnan.com– "Aftershocks and Fear"

Speaking: Urbana Student Missions Conference: "Faith and Doubt in the Midst of Suffering"

The Arts & Christianity

Anderson, Cameron J.The Faithful Artist

Cameron is an artist and the executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).

He lectures frequently on the arts, media, advertising, and contemporary culture.


See Anderson's work with CIVA at civa.org.
 
The Arts & ChristianityFujimura, MakotoSilence and Beauty

Makoto is an internationally renowned artist, writer, and speaker who serves as the director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is also the founder of the International Arts Movement.

He also served as a consultant on the Martin Scorsese film, Silence.

Learn more about Mako and his work at his website, makotofujimura.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @iamfujimura.

Review: Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Evil/Suffering

Fujimura, MakotoSilence and Beauty

Makoto is an internationally renowned artist, writer, and speaker who serves as the director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is also the founder of the International Arts Movement.

He also served as a consultant on the Martin Scorsese film, Silence.

Learn more about Mako and his work at his website, makotofujimura.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @iamfujimura.

Review: Publishers Weekly Starred Review

 

Evil/SufferingGregg, Brian HanWhat Does the Bible Say About Suffering?Brian is associate professor of biblical studies at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. 
Evil/SufferingDuriez, ColinBedeviled

Colin has taught, written, and spoken worldwide on C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings for nearly thirty years. He won the Clyde S. Kilby Award in 1994 for his research and has appeared as a commentator on the extended-version film DVDs of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, PBS's The Question of God, and the Sony DVD Ringers.

Review: Publishers Weekly–"Sin Is In: 7 (Deadly) Sin Books for Spring and Summer"

Video: "C.S. Lewis and the Inklings"

Evil/SufferingRice, RichardSuffering and the Search for MeaningRichard Rice is professor of religion at Loma Linda University and the author of God's Foreknowledge and Man's Free Will and Reason and the Contours of Faith. 
Evil/SufferingRamsey, RussStruck

Russ is a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville and his writing has appeared at The Rabbit Room, The Gospel Coalition, and others.

His book Behold the King of Glory was awarded the 2016 Christian Book Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Read his blog at russ-ramsey.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @russramsey.

Review: Publishers Weekly-"New Books Seek to Answer Questions of Death and the Afterlife"
Eating Disorders
Blum, Lee WolfeTable in the Darkness

You can find Lee's writing on her blog at leewolfeblum.com

You can find Lee on Twitter: @BlumLee.

Interview: Moody Radio with Janet Parshall, February 2014

Review: Psychology Today: "To the Brink of Death and Back"

Eating DisordersStone, Rachel MarieEat with Joy

Rachel is a freelance writer and blogs at Patheos.

You can find Rachel on Twitter: @Rachel_M_Stone.

Interview: Patheos–Pete Enns: "What do food and following Jesus have to do with each other?"

Review: Religion News Service: "The year's 10 most intriguing religion books"

Article: her.meneutics: "Our Bodies, Our Selfies: On Body Image Online"

Health & Neuroscience
Moll, RobWhat Your Body Knows About God

Rob is editor-at-large for Christianity Today and communications officer to the president for World Vision.

You can find Rob on Twitter: @mollrob.

Interview: Jonathan Merritt On Faith & Culture: "What your body knows about God"

Article: Relevant Magazine: "The Surprising Links Between Faith and Health"

Article: On Faith: "This Is Your Brain On God"

Health & NeuroscienceJennings, Tim (MD)The God-Shaped Brain

Dr. Jennings was voted one of America´s Top Psychiatrists by the Consumers' Research Council of America in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

You can find his website here.

Interview: My Faith Radio: "Having a God-shaped brain"

Interview: Dr. Bill Maier Live: "The God-Shaped Brain by Dr. Tim Jennings"

Health & NeuroscienceStone, Rachel MarieEat with Joy

Rachel is a freelance writer and blogs at Patheos.

You can find Rachel on Twitter: @Rachel_M_Stone.

Interview: Patheos–Pete Enns: "What do food and following Jesus have to do with each other?"

Review: Religion News Service: "The year's 10 most intriguing religion books"

Article: her.meneutics: "Our Bodies, Our Selfies: On Body Image Online"

Health & NeuroscienceThompson, Curt (MD)

The Soul of Shame

Curt is a psychiatrist in private practice and is the founder of the nonprofit organization the Center for Being Known.

You can find his website here.

Review: Patheos"So You Find Yourself in the Middle of a Shame Storm: What to Do?"

Immigration/Refugees

Bourke, Dale HansonImmigration

Immigration is part of the Skeptics Series.

You can find Dale on Twitter: @dalehbourke.

Article: Christianity Today: "6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban"

Article: RELEVANT: What You Don't Know About Refugees

Interview: Thin Places: How Children Change the Immigration Debate

Immigration/RefugeesSoerens, MatthewWelcoming the Stranger

Matthew works for World Relief.

You can find Matthew on Twitter: @MatthewSoerens.

Profile: Crain's Chicago Business: 20 in Their 20s

Article: Sojourners: "That They May Be One: Immigration and Christian Unity"

Immigration/RefugeesPayne, J. D.Strangers Next Door

J. D. Payne has written extensively ion missions, evangelism, and church growth and frequently speaks at churches, conferences, and mission agencies. He is the pastor of church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Alabama.

Visit J. D.'s website at jdpayne.org.

Follow J. D. on Twitter: @jd_payne.


Mental Illness
Simpson, Amy

Troubled Minds

Anxious

Amy edits the Christianity Today blog Gifted for Leadership and you can find her own blog here.

You can find Amy on Twitter: @aresimpson.

Interview: My Faith Radio: "Mental illness and the mission of the church"

Interview: Rachel Held Evens: "Mental Illness & the Church"

Article: Relevant Magazine: "Can Our Mental Health Care System be Healed?"

Mental IllnessMarchenko, GillianStill Life

Gillian writes and speaks about faith, depression, adoption, and parenting kids with Down syndrome.

Read Gillian's blog at gillianmarchenko.com.

Follow Gillian on Twitter: @GillianMarchenk.

Blog Post: GillianMarchenko.com: "Struggle with Depression during the Holidays"
Mental IllnessBlum, Lee WolfeTable in the Darkness

You can find Lee's writing on her blog at leewolfeblum.com

You can find Lee on Twitter: @BlumLee.

Interview: Moody Radio with Janet Parshall, February 2014

Interview: My Faith Radio, "God's light in the midst of anorexia"

Review: Psychology Today: "To the Brink of Death and Back"

Mental IllnessMason, KarenPreventing Suicide

Karen is associate professor of counseling and psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Interview: Patheos–Deborah Arca: "Preventing Suicide is Possible"

Interview: Leadership Journal: "Preventing Suicide"

Race, Multiethnicity & Culture

Harris, Paula and Schaupp, DougBeing White

Coauthors Paula and Doug's blog, Being White, launches December 2015 and is for white Christians trying to respond in faith and courage to racial dynamics in the U.S. 

Paula Harris is the priest at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Wisconsin.  Doug is coordinator for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's campus ministries in the western cluster.

 Blog: Launches December 2015
Race, Multiethnicity & CultureWytsma, KenThe Myth of Equality

Ken is the president of Kilns College and founder of the Justice Conference.

He has written articles appearing in RELEVANT, Church Leaders, Huffington Post, Worship Leader Magazine, OUTREACH Magazine, and more.

Visit Ken's website and read his blog at kenwytsma.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @kjwytsma.


Race, Multiethnicity & CultureLeong, DavidRace and Place

David is associate professor of missiology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, where he also serves as the director of the Global and Urban Ministry minor.

As a scholar and practitioner, Daivd examines the theological meaning of the city in an increasingly globalized and urbanized world.

Review: Publishers Weekly- "Justice a Hot Topic for Religion Publishers"

Review: Publishers Weekly-"As Racial Tensions Dominate Headlines, Books Offer Insights for Change"

Interview: Christianity Today-"Is the Way Our Cities Are Designed Keeping Us Apart?"

Race, Multiethnicity & CultureBarber, Leroy

Embrace

Everyday Missions

Leroy is the executive director at Word Made Flesh.

You can find Leroy on Twitter: @LeroyBarber.

Interview: Sojourners: "Raising Black Boys in America"

Excerpt: Christianity Today: "You Don't Have to Quit to Find Life-Giving Work"

Race, Multiethnicity & CultureCleveland, ChristenaDisunity in Christ

Christena is associate professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University and blogs at christenacleveland.com

You can find Christena on Twitter: @cscleve.

Profile: Christianity Today: "33 Under 33"

Article: RachelHeldEvans.com: "Killing Me Softly: On Privilege and Voice"

Race, Multiethnicity & CultureGilbreath, Edward

Birmingham Revolution

Reconciliation Blues

Edward is currently the executive director of communications with the Evangelical Covenant Church

You can find Edward on Twitter: @edgilbreath.

Interview: Topeka Capital-Journal: "King's Message from Birmingham Still Strong"

Interview: Patheos–Wendy Murray: "MLK's Christian Call and Why It Matters"

Race, Multiethnicity & CultureSalter McNeil, Brenda

Roadmap to Reconciliation

A Credible Witness

The Heart of Racial Justice

Brenda Salter McNeil is an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University and blogs at saltermcneil.com

You can find Brenda on Twitter: @RevDocBrenda.

Interview: Red Letter Christians: "Now on the Red Carpet: Brenda Salter McNeil"

Interview: Catalyst Podcast: Episode 217

Race, Multiethnicity & CultureYancey, GeorgeBeyond Racial Gridlock

George is professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, specializing in race/ethnicity, biracial families, and anti-Christian bias.

Visit Yancey's website at georgeyancey.com.

Yancey blogs at the Patheos site Black, White and Grey.

Follow George on Twitter: @profyancey.

Interview: The New York Times"A Confession of Liberal Intolerance"

Race, Multiethnicity & Culture Love, RickPeace Catalysts

Rick is an internationally recognized expert in Christian-Muslim relations.

He is president of Peace Catalyst International and serves as associate director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative.

Review: Preaching–"Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in our Families, Organizations and Communities"
Race, Multiethnicity & CultureKyllonen, Tommy "Urban D."ReBuild

Tommy has been in full-time urban ministry for over nineteen years at Crossover Church in Tampa. He is also an internationally known hip-hop artist, author, and urban ministry coach and speaker.

Visit Tommy's website at urband.org for information on his ministry, music and coaching.

Follow Tommy on Twitter (@urband813) and on Instagram (@urband813).

 
Race, Multiethnicity & CultureVan Opstal, Sandra

The Next Worship


The Mission of Worship

Sandra is a second-generation Latina and a leading practitioner of multiethnic worship who regularly consults as both a worship leader and a mission trainer.

You can find Sandra on Twitter: @sandravanopstal.

Interview: Christianity Today–"Does Your Church's Worship Need a Multicultural Makeover?"

Interview: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship–"Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Millennials in Worship"

Article: Today's Christian Woman–"Is Your Worship Missing Something? Probablemente."

Review: By Their Strange Fruit–The Next Worship
Sexuality & the Body
Hirsch, DebraRedeeming Sex

Deb is a speaker, church leader, and writer. She is one of the founders of Forge Mission Training Network and serves as a board member for Missio Alliance.

You can find Deb on Twitter: @debrahirsch.

Interview: Storymen: "Redeeming Sex with Debra Hirsch"

Review: Patheos-"Redeeming Sex by Debra Hirsch"

Sexuality & the BodyShaw, EdSame-Sex Attraction and the Church

Ed is the pastor of Emmanuel City Centre in Bristol, England, and part of the editorial team at livingout.org.

Review: Christianity Today–"The Best Ministry Books of the Year"

Review: The Gospel Coalition–"TGC Editors' Picks: Top Books of 2015"

Sexuality & the BodyOwens, Tara M. Embracing the Body

Tara is a Certified Spiritual Director and the senior editor for Conversations Journal. You can view her own website here.


You can find Tara on Twitter: @AnamCaraTO.

Review: Foreword Reviews-"Embracing the Body"

Article: Today's Christian Women: "Pretty Ugly"

Sexuality & the BodyWilson, Michael ToddUnburdened

Michael Todd Wilson is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified coach with Intentional Hearts. He is also director of ShepherdCare.

You can find Michael on Twitter: @MT_Wilson.

Excerpt: crosswalk.com"Unburdened: It's Not What You Might Think"

Review: georgepwood.com"Review of 'Unburdened'"

Sexuality & the BodyYarhouse, Mark A.

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Mark is the Hughes Endowed Chair and professor of psychology at Regent University where he directs the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.

Learn more about Mark's work with the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at sexualidentityinstitute.org.

Find Mark on Twitter: @markyarhouse.

Article: Christianity Today"Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon"

Review: The Gospel Coalition"Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture"

Sexuality & the BodyChapin, Wendy Elizabeth Facing "The Talk"

Elizabeth is a writer and speaker pursuing graduate work in the intersection of religion, gender, and technology.

Read more about Elizabeth at her website chapin.com.

Follow Elizabeth on Twitter: @ChapinChick.

 
Vocation & Career
Burge, Gary M.Mapping Your Academic CareerGary is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College.
You can find his website here.
Review: Ethics & Culture"Mapping Your Academic CareerA Review"
Vocation & CareerKibbe, MichaelFrom Topic to ThesisMichael is assistant professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane where he teaches Greek and hermeneutics. 
Vocation & CareerBooram, Beth A.Starting Something NewBeth is the co-founder and director of Sustainable Faith Indy where she leads The School of Spiritual Direction.
Beth blogs at bethbooram.org.
Review: Englewood Review of Books"Beth BooramStart Something New (Feature Review)"
Vocation & Career

Reitz, Erica Young

After CollegeErica directs Senior EXIT, a one-year experience that prepares graduating college seniors for the transition into the next phase of life. 
Vocation & CareerGarber, StevenVisions of Vocation

Steven is the principal of The Washington Institute for Faith.

Read Steven's blog at The Washington Institute here.

Review: Books&Culture"Visions of Vocation: Choosing to be 'implicated.'"

 Review: Leadership Journal"The Leadership Journal Book Awards: Here are the year's best books for church leaders."

Vocation & CareerLoyd, Deborah KoehnYour Vocational CredoDeborah is co-creator of Women's Convergence and The Bridge Church and blogs at deborahloyd.com. 
Vocation & Career

Smith, Gordon T.

Consider Your Calling

Courage and Calling

Gordon is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta.

Review: Christianity Today"New & Noteworthy Books"

Review: Themelios, The Gospel Coalition"Courage and Calling"

Vocation & CareerSmith, Stephen W.Inside JobStephen is the cofounder and president of The Potter's Inn, a spiritual formation ministry and blogs at steveandgwensmith.com.

Review: smallgroups.com"The Work That's Not in Your Job Description"

Article: The Topeka Capital-Journal"Author Speaks of doing 'Inside Job'"

Vocation & CareerSherman, Amy L.Kingdom CallingAmy directs the Center on Faith in Communities and is the founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries

Review: Christianity Today: "The 2013 Book Awards"

Interfaith Dialogue
Anderson, Mark RobertThe Qur'an in Context

Mark served for over ten years as a missionary with WEC International and has an MA in Islamic studies from McGill University and an MA in Christian religion from Westminster Theological Seminary.

 
Interfaith DialogueCawley, LukeThe Myth of the Non-Christian

Luke is the director of Chrysolis and an active writer and blogger. He trains people at churches, parachurch organizations, and universities to engage others with the story of Jesus.

Read Luke's blog at lukecawley.org.

Follow Luke on Twitter: @lukecawley.

 
Interfaith DialogueRawson, Katie J.Crossing Cultures with JesusKatie is senior resource developer with International Student Ministry. 
Interfaith DialogueLittle, DonEffective Discipling in Muslim Communities

Don serves as an Islamic missiologist for Pioneers. He is also the editor of SEEDBED: Practitioners in Conversation.

Review: Christianity Today"New and Noteworthy Books"
Interfaith DialogueMasri, FouadConnecting with Muslims

Fouad was born and raised in the war zone of Beirut, Lebanon. He has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with Muslims.

Visit his website here.

Review: Outreach Magazine–"Best Books 2015: Outreach Resources of the Year"

Interview: Faith Radio–"Connecting with Muslims"

Interfaith DialogueMillet, Robert L.Talking DoctrineRobert is a Latter-day Saint author and speaker with more than seventy published works on Mormonism.Review: http://jwwartick.com"Book Review: 'Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation'"
Origins
Walton, John H.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

The Lost World of Genesis One

The Lost World of Scripture

John is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School.

Find his website at originstoday.org.

Interview: Christianity Today–"The Lost World of Adam and Eve"

Review: Patheos–"The Lost World of Scripture"

OriginsSandy, BrentThe Lost World of ScriptureBrent teaches New Testament and Greek at Wheaton College.Review: Patheos–"The Lost World of Scripture"
OriginsGreenwood, KyleScripture and CosmologyKyle is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Colorado Christian University. He sits on the editorial board for the Journal of the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament.Review: Patheos–"Scripture and (Ancient) Cosmology"
OriginsRau, GeraldMapping the Origins DebateGerald is founder and chief editor at Professional English International, Inc.Interview: Religion News Service–"Understanding the Battle over Evolution: An Interview with Gerald Rau"
OriginsCarlson, Richard F.Science, Creation and the BibleRichard is research professor of physics at the University of Redlands in Redlands.Review: Patheos–"Review of Science, Creation and the Bible by Carlson and Longman"
OriginsLongman III, TremperScience, Creation and the BibleTremper is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.Review: Patheos–"Review of Science, Creation and the Bible by Carlson and Longman"
Evolution, Creation & Science
Osborn, Ronald E.Death Before the Fall

Ronald is an Andrew W. Mellon teaching fellow in the Peace and Justice Studies program at Wellesley College.

Visit his website at ronaldosborn.com.

Interview: Religion News Service–
"Creationists’ Achilles’ heel? Dealing with Animal Suffering"
Evolution, Creation & ScienceApplegate, KathrynHow I Changed My Mind About EvolutionKathryn is program director at BioLogos, where she designs and coordinates programs aimed at translating scholarship on origins for the evangelical church. 
Evolution, Creation & ScienceStump, J. B. (Jim)How I Changed My Mind About EvolutionJ. B. is senior editor at BioLogos, where he develops and curates content for the BioLogos website and print materials. He frequently speaks to churches and other groups on topics at the intersection of science and Christianity. 
Evolution, Creation & ScienceWalton, John H.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

The Lost World of Genesis One

The Lost World of Scripture

John is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School.

 

Find his website at originstoday.org.

Interview: Christianity Today–"The Lost World of Adam and Eve"

 

Review: Patheos–"The Lost World of Scripture"
Evolution, Creation & ScienceGiberson, Karl W.

The Language of Science and Faith

The Wonder of the Universe

Karl is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker on science and religion.

Visit Karl's website.

Article: Huff Post Religion–"Changing the Language of Science and Faith"

Article: The Biologos Forum–"The Language of Science and Faith: A Brief History"

Evolution, Creation & ScienceCollins, Francis S.The Language of Science and Faith

Francis is a world-renowned physician-geneticist and spearheaded the Human Genome Project.

He founded The BioLogos Foundation to respond to the many queries he receives about science and faith.

Interview: The New York Times Sunday Book Review–"Francis S. Collins: By the Book"

Article: The Biologos Forum–"The Language of Science and Faith: A Brief History"

Evolution, Creation & ScienceFalk, Darrel R.Coming to Peace with Science

Falk is professor of biology, associate provost, and dean of graduate studies and continuing education at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Read his blog posts at the BioLogos Forum here.

 
Evolution, Creation & ScienceCarlson, Richard F.Science, Creation and the BibleRichard is research professor of physics at the University of Redlands in Redlands.Review: Patheos–"Review of Science, Creation and the Bible by Carlson and Longman"
Evolution, Creation & ScienceLongman III, TremperScience, Creation and the BibleTremper is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.Review: Patheos–"Review of Science, Creation and the Bible by Carlson and Longman"
Evolution, Creation & ScienceGreenwood, KyleScripture and CosmologyKyle is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Colorado Christian University. He sits on the editorial board for the Journal of the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament.Review: Patheos–"Scripture and (Ancient) Cosmology"
Evolution, Creation & ScienceDembski, William A.

The Design Revolution

Intelligent Design

William is senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.

Visit the Discovery Institute webpage here.

 
Social Justice
George, AbrahamGod of JusticeAbraham is director of international church mobilization at International Justice Mission (IJM). 
Social JusticeToyama-Szeto, Nikki A.God of JusticeNikki is senior director of biblical justice integration and mobilization at International Justice Mission (IJM). 
Social JusticeAnnan, Kent

Slow Kingdom Coming

After Shock

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle

Kent is co-director of Haiti Partners and is on the board of directors of Equitas Group. One of his essays was cited as a "Notable Essay" in the Best American Essays series and  he has been featured on national TV and radio shows.

Visit Kent's website at kentannan.com.

Follow Kent on Twitter: @kentannan.

Excerpt: KentAnnan.com– "Aftershocks and Fear"

 

Speaking: Urbana Student Missions Conference: "Faith and Doubt in the Midst of Suffering"

Social JusticeRah, Soong-Chan

Prophetic Lament

The Next Evangelicalism

Soong-Chan is professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary and is founding senior pastor of the multiethnic, urban ministry-focused Cambridge Community Fellowship Church.

View Soong-Chan's website at profrah.com and find him on Twitter @profrah.

Article: Sojourners–"The American
Church's Absence of Lament"

Video Interview: InterVarsity Press–"Soong-Chan Rah, Author of Prophetic Lament"  

Social JusticeOdendaal, Gil Standing with the VulnerableGil is a missionary, pastor, educator, leader, and public speaker who serves as vice president of Integral Mission at World Relief.
 
Social JusticeGerhardt, ElizabethThe Cross and GendercideElizabeth is professor of theology and social ethics at Northeastern Seminary.

Article: Christianity Today–"Not Another Charity Case"

Article: Christianity Today–"The Heart of the Gendercide Problem"

Social JusticeHoang, Bethany H.Deepening the Soul for Justice

Bethany served as director of the IJM Institute for Biblical Justice.

Find Bethany on Twitter @bethanyhoang.

Interview: Christianity Today–"How Bethany Hoang Was Wired for Justice"
Social JusticeLowe, BenDoing Good without Giving Up

Ben is on staff with the Evangelical Environmental Network and serves as the national spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.

Visit Ben's website at benlowe.net.

Follow him on Twitter: @BenSLowe.

Profile: Grist–"Pro-Life Equals Pro-Planet for This Green Evangelical Leader"
Social JusticeWigg-Stevenson, TylerThe World Is Not Ours to SaveTyler is the founder and director of the Two Futures Project and he also serves as chairman of the Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons for the World Evangelical Alliance.

Article: Huff Post Politics–"Why David Brooks Is Dead Wrong on the Iran Deal"

Interview: Patheos–"Beyond Activism Innocence"

Social JusticeClawson, JulieEveryday JusticeClawson blogs at julieclawson.com. 
Social Justice

Van Opstal, Sandra

The Next Worship


The Mission of Worship

Sandra is a second-generation Latina and a leading practitioner of multiethnic worship who regularly consults as both a worship leader and a mission trainer.

You can find Sandra on Twitter: @sandravanopstal.

Interview: Christianity Today–"Does Your Church's Worship Need a Multicultural Makeover?"

Interview: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship–"Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Millennials in Worship"

Article: Today's Christian Woman–"Is Your Worship Missing Something? Probablemente."

Review: By Their Strange Fruit–The Next Worship

Social JusticeTenbusch, MikeThe Jonathan Effect

Mike is the CEO of Uncommon Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm helping urban schools, churches, and impact organizations create strategies to improve conditions and outcomes for kids. 

He also co-founded Think Detroit (now Detroit PAL) and served on the Board for Detroit Public Schools. Named one of Crain's 40 under 40 in 2008, he launched a training center for young people in partnership with best-selling author, Mitch Albom. 


Human Trafficking
Strom, KayForgotten GirlsKay is a professional writer and speaker. Visit her blog at kaystrom.com/blog.Excerpt: Christianity Today–"In Iran, a Covert Mission to Bring Women to Jesus"
Human TraffickingRickett, MicheleForgotten GirlsMichele is founder and president of She Is Safe.Excerpt: Christianity Today–"In Iran, a Covert Mission to Bring Women to Jesus"
Human Trafficking

Moore, Shayne

Refuse to Do NothingShayne is a trained ER Chaplain. She is a member of the World Vision Speakers Bureau and a founder at Redbud Writers Guild.

Interview: One–"Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Slavery"

Interview: Faith Radio–"Ending Modern Day Slavery"

Review: Patheos–"Book Review: Joining the Present Day Abolitionists"

Human TraffickingYin, Kimberly McOwenRefuse to Do NothingKimberly is the founder of Abolitionist Mamas. She writes and speaks on issues related to human trafficking worldwide.

Interview: One–"Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Slavery"

Interview: Faith Radio–"Ending Modern Day Slavery"

Review: Patheos–"Book Review: Joining the Present Day Abolitionists"

Human TraffickingByun, EddieJustice Awakening

Eddie is lead pastor at Onnuri English Ministry (OEM), and fights against modern-day slavery through HOPE Be Restored, a ministry of OEM.

Visit Eddie's website at www.eddiebyun.com

Review: Patheos–"Book Notice: Eddie Byun, Justice Awakening"
Human TraffickingWalker, DanielGod in a BrothelDaniel has worked as an undercover investigator working to free women and children from sex trafficking. 
Human TraffickingHaugen, Gary A.Good News About InjusticeGary is president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM).Speech: TED Talks–"Gary Haugen: The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now"
Israel & Palestine
Bourke, Dale HansonThe Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is part of the Skeptics Series.

 

You can find Dale on Twitter: @dalehbourke.

Article: The Washington Post–"Jordan Welcomes Throngs of Tourists at Site Where Believers Say Jesus Was Baptized"

Review: Publishers Weekly–"Welcoming the Stranger? New Books Tackle Immigration Struggle"

Israel & PalestineHewitt, GarthOccupied Territories

Garth founded the Amos Trust, which promotes justice and hope for forgotten communities.

View his website here.

 
HIV/AIDS
Bourke, Dale HansonResponding to HIV/AIDS

Responding to HIV/AIDS is part of the Skeptics Series.

 

You can find Dale on Twitter: @dalehbourke.
Interview: Faith Radio–"Responding to HIV/AIDS"

Poverty

Bourke, Dale HansonThe Skeptic's Guide to Global Poverty

The Skeptic's Guide to Global Poverty is part of the Skeptics Series.

You can find Dale on Twitter: @dalehbourke.

 
PovertyOdendaal, GilStanding with the VulnerableGil is a missionary, pastor, educator, leader, and public speaker who serves as vice president of Integral Mission at World Relief.
PovertyTenbusch, MikeThe Jonathan Effect

Mike is the CEO of Uncommon Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm helping urban schools, churches, and impact organizations create strategies to improve conditions and outcomes for kids. 

He also co-founded Think Detroit (now Detroit PAL) and served on the Board for Detroit Public Schools. Named one of Crain's 40 under 40 in 2008, he launched a training center for young people in partnership with best-selling author, Mitch Albom. 


Creation Care/Ecology

McMinn, Lisa GrahamWalking Gently on the Earth

Lisa is professor of sociology at George Fox University in Oregon.

Visit her blog here.

Review: Books & Culture–"Abundant Life: Creation Care and Divine Generosity"
Creation Care/EcologyNeff, Megan AnnaWalking Gently on the EarthMegan has an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary.Review: Books & Culture–"Abundant Life: Creation Care and Divine Generosity"
Creation Care/EcologyMoo, Jonathan A.Let Creation RejoiceJonathan is assistant professor of biblical studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.Review: Brave Daily–"Let Creation Rejoice by Jonathan Moo and Robert White"
Creation Care/EcologyWhite, Robert S.Let Creation Rejoice

Robert is founding director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge, and is a director of the John Ray Initiative.

He is a professor of geophysics at the University of Cambridge.

Review: Brave Daily–"Let Creation Rejoice by Jonathan Moo and Robert White"
Creation Care/EcologyToly, Noah J.Keeping God's Earth

Noah teaches environmental politics and is director of urban studies and assistant professor of politics and international relations at Wheaton College.

Find Noah on Twitter: @noahtoly.

View his website at www.noahtoly.com.

Excerpt: Englewood Review of Books– "Excerpt: Keeping God's Earth"
Creation Care/EcologyBlock, Daniel I.Keeping God's EarthDaniel is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois.Excerpt: Englewood Review of Books– "Excerpt: Keeping God's Earth"
Creation Care/EcologyBahnson, FredMaking Peace with the LandFred is the director of the Food and Faith initiative at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.Review: Christianity Today–"Holy Ground: Why this Land is God's Land"
Creation Care/EcologyWirzba, NormanMaking Peace with the LandNorman is research professor of theology, ecology and rural life at Duke Divinity School.Review: Christianity Today–"Holy Ground: Why this Land is God's Land"
Creation Care/EcologyBrown, Edward R.Our Father's WorldEdward is founding director of Care of Creation, Inc. Visit their website at www.careofcreation.org.Review: Publishers Weekly–"Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation"
Creation Care/EcologyLowe, BenGreen Revolution

Ben is on staff with the Evangelical Environmental Network and serves as the national spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.

Visit Ben's website at benlowe.net.

Follow him on Twitter: @BenSLowe.

Interview: Relevant–"Green Revolution"
Canon/Scripture
Kruger, Michael J.The Question of CanonMichael is president and professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.Interview: The Gospel Coalition–"Why You Can Rely on the Canon"
Canon/ScriptureWalton, John H.The Lost World of Scripture

John is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School.

 

Find his website at originstoday.org.

Interview: Christianity Today–"The Lost World of Adam and Eve"

 

Review: Patheos–"The Lost World of Scripture"
Canon/ScriptureThompson, Mark D.A Clear and Present WordMark is academic dean and lecturer in theology and church history at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. 
Young Adults/Millennials
Lane, Erin S.Lessons in Belonging

Erin works for the non-profit Center for Courage & Renewal as an Assistant Program Director for Clergy & Congregational Leader Programs.

Find her website at holyhellions.com.

Follow Erin on Twitter: @holyhellions.

Article: The Washington Post–"Why So Many Young Christians Are Leaving Their Churches—and Coming Back Again"

Article: Today's Christian Women–"Why Are Women Leaving the Church?"

Young Adults/MillennialsDark, DavidLife's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

David is the author of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, Everyday Apocalypse, and The Gospel According to America. He has published articles in Pitchfork, Paste, Oxford American, and Books and Culture. A frequent speaker, David has appeared on C-SPAN's Book-TV.

Visit David's website at daviddark.org.

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidDark.

Review: Publishers Weekly–"An Audience of Nones: Publishers Pursue an Audience Allergic to Religion"

Review: Christianity Today–"An Ambassador to the ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’"

Review: Foreword Reviews–"Book Review of Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious"

Young Adults/MillennialsLamb, Richard C.Following Jesus in the "Real World"Richard served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twenty-three years as campus staff and staff trainer. 
Young Adults/Millennials

Reitz, Erica Young

After CollegeErica directs Senior EXIT, a one-year experience that prepares graduating college seniors for the transition into the next phase of life. 
Young Adults/Millennials

Van Opstal, Sandra

The Next Worship


The Mission of Worship

Sandra is a second-generation Latina and a leading practitioner of multiethnic worship who regularly consults as both a worship leader and a mission trainer.

You can find Sandra on Twitter: @sandravanopstal.

Interview: Christianity Today–"Does Your Church's Worship Need a Multicultural Makeover?"

Interview: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship–"Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Millennials in Worship"

Article: Today's Christian Woman–"Is Your Worship Missing Something? Probablemente."

Review: By Their Strange Fruit–The Next Worship

Young Adults/MillennialsTyra, GaryPursuing Moral Faithfulness

Gary is professor of biblical and practical theology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Gary has over twenty-five years of pastoral experience.

Learn more at Gary Tyra Ministries.

Follow Gary on Twitter: @garytyra.

Interview: Faith Radio–"Eamining Your Moral Compass"
Eschatology
Phelan Jr., John E. Essential EschatologyJohn is senior professor of theological studies at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He formerly served as dean and president of the seminary. 
EschatologyClause, Robert G.The Meaning of the MillenniumRobert is professor emeritus of history at Indiana State University. He is an ordained Brethren minister. 
EschatologySpilsbury, PaulThe Throne, the Lamb & the DragonPaul is academic dean and professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver. 

Cultural Analysis

Guinness, Os

Impossible People

Fool's Talk

Renaissance

The Global Public Square

A Free People's Suicide

Os is the author or editor of more than thirty books and a frequent speaker and prominent social critic. He founded the Trinity Forum and served as senior fellow there for fifteen years.

Excerpt: Christianity Today–"The Shocking Weakness of God's Truth"

Interview: Christianity Today–"Os Guinness: 'Welcome to the Grand Age of Apologetics'"

Interview: Faith Radio–"The Nature of Freedom"

Cultural AnalysisDark, DavidLife's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

David is the author of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, Everyday Apocalypse, and The Gospel According to America. He has published articles in Pitchfork, Paste, Oxford American, and Books and Culture. A frequent speaker, David has appeared on C-SPAN's Book-TV.

Visit David's website at daviddark.org.

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidDark.

Review: Publishers Weekly–"An Audience of Nones: Publishers Pursue an Audience Allergic to Religion"

Review: Christianity Today–"An Ambassador to the ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’"

Review: Foreword Reviews–"Book Review of Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious"

Cultural AnalysisCrouch, Andy

Playing God

Culture Making

Andy is executive editor of Christianity Today and serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group.

Visit his website at andy-crouch.com.

Follow Andy on Twitter: @ahc.

Article: TIME–"Apple Watch: To Wear It Like a Man — or a God?"

Interview: The Gospel Coalition–"A Conversation with John Wilson and Andy Crouch on Playing God"

Review: Books & Culture–"Holy Power Source! Andy Crouch on Redeeming Power"

Cultural AnalysisEdgar, WilliamCreated and CreatingWilliam is professor of apologetics, holder of the John Boyer Chair of Evangelism and Culture, and coordinator of the apologetics department at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.Review: Pew Theology "Top 25 Christian Books For 2017
Cultural AnalysisFujimura, MakotoCulture Care

Makoto is an internationally renowned artist, writer, and speaker who serves as the director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is also the founder of the International Arts Movement.

He also served as a consultant on the Martin Scorsese film, Silence.

Learn more about Mako and his work at his website, makotofujimura.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @iamfujimura.

Review: Publishers Weekly


Review: Englewood Review of Books-"30 Books For Christian Readers to Watch For in 2017!"

Islam
Masri, Fouad Connecting with Muslims

Fouad was born and raised in the war zone of Beirut, Lebanon. He has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with Muslims.

Visit his website here.

Review: Outreach Magazine–"Best Books 2015: Outreach Resources of the Year"

Interview: Faith Radio–"Connecting with Muslims"

IslamAnderson, Mark RobertThe Qur'an in ContextMark served for over ten years as a missionary with WEC International and has an MA in Islamic studies from McGill University and an MA in Christian religion from Westminster Theological Seminary. 
IslamKuhn, MikeFresh Vision for the Muslim WorldMike lived in the Middle East for more than two decades and is a pastor, author, and college Arabic instructor.

Excerpt: Urbana Blog–"What You Don’t Know About Islam and the 'Christian' West"

Seminar: Urbana–"Fresh Vision for the Muslim World"

Review: joelws.com–"Fresh Vision for the Muslim World by Mike Kuhn"

 

IslamMurray, Abdu H.Grand Central Question

Abdu is a former Muslim who is now the president of Embrace the Truth International and a professor. He has spoken on numerous national and international television and radio programs.

Abdu has a Detroit area radio show called "Embrace the Truth with Abdu Murray."

Interview: Faith Radio–"Oprah & Deepak Chopra: have they changed Christianity in America?"

 

 Interview: The Christian Apologetics Alliance–"Abdu Murray and Grand Central Questions, Part 1"
IslamChapman, ColinCross and Crescent

Colin was a lecturer in Islamic studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut.

He was the principal of the Church Mission Society training college and worked for CMS thirteen years previously in Egypt and Lebanon.

Article: Theos–"How Do We Prevent Radicalisation?"

Review: Ransom Fellowship– "Islam:Christians Seeking Understanding"

IslamParshall, Philip L.Bridges to Islam

Philip has been a missionary among Muslim people for the past 44 years.

He completed graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.), Wheaton Graduate School (M.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (D. Miss.), and Fellowships at Harvard and Yale Divinity School.

 

Politics & Government

Leeman, JonathanPolitical Church

Jonathan is the editorial director for 9Marks and author of The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love and Church Membership. 

He previously worked as an editor for an international economics magazine, earned an MDiv and a PhD in theology, and worked as an interim pastor.

Review: Bruce Ashford: Christianity for the Common Good–"12 Books Every Pastor, Professor, or Student Should Read (about Christianity, Politics, & Public Life)"

Review: The Gospel Coalition–"Your Church Is Not Political Enough"

Politics & GovernmentWilsey, John D.American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion

John is assistant professor of history and Christian apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as associate director and senior research fellow for faith and liberty at the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern.

He is the author of One Nation Under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America.

Review: Christianity Today–"What We're Really Debating this Campaign Season"

Interview: Point of View, December 14, 2015

Politics & GovernmentBeckwith, Francis J.Politics for ChristiansFrancis is professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of numerous books and has been a speaker for varied Christian ministries. 

Science & Faith

Reeves, Josh A. and Donaldson, Steve


A Little Book for New Scientists

Josh (PhD, Boston University) manages the New Directions in Science and Religion project, which brings constructive science and religion dialogue into the church. 

Steve Donaldson (PhD) is the director of the computer science program and codirector of the computational biology program at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Dimensions of Faith.


Science & Faith

Bussey, Peter

Signposts to God

Peter (PhD, ScD, Cambridge) is a particle physicist and an honorary research fellow in the school of physics and astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He is widely published in journals such as Science and Christian Belief.

He is involved in research with several international particle physics collaborations, including the ZEUS Experiment at DESY in Hamburg, Germany, the CDF Experiment at Fermilab in Chicago, and the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.


Personality

Cron, Ian MorganThe Road Back to You

Ian is the bestselling author of Chasing Francis and spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me.

He is a nationally recognized speaker and  Enneagram teacher.

Review: Christianity Today- "An Evangelical's Guide to the Enneagram"

Review: Forbes"Top 5 Books To Put The 'Personal' Into Your Finances This New Year"

Podcast: The Road Back to You podcast

PersonalityStabile, SuzanneThe Road Back to You

Suzanne is a highly sought-after speaker, teacher and internationally recognized Enneagram master teacher.

She is cofounder of Life in the Trinity Ministry, a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry committed to the spiritual growth and formation of adults.

Review: Christianity Today- "An Evangelical's Guide to the Enneagram"

Review: Forbes"Top 5 Books To Put The 'Personal' Into Your Finances This New Year"

Podcast: The Road Back to You podcast

Self Help

Straza, ErinComfort Detox

Erin is managing editor of Christ and Pop Culture Magazine and host of the Persuasion podcast. 

She is a freelance communications consultant who helps organizations tell their stories in authentic and compelling ways.

Review: Publishers Weekly- "Faith-Based Books on Recovery and Healing From Addiction"

Review: Publishers Weekly

Self HelpWarren, Tish HarrisonLiturgy of the Ordinary

Tish writes regularly for The Well, and her writing has also been featured in Her.meneutics, Churchleaders.com, Anglicanpastor.com, Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America, Mere Orthodoxy, Christianity Today, and the White Horse Inn.

She has a masters in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America.

Article: Christianity Today- "Practicing Advent in a Time of Turbulence"

Interview: The Well- "Worship in the Everyday"

Review: Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Review: The Rabbit Room

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