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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

You Welcomed Me

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, andcontemporaryculture.


See Anderson's work with CIVA at civa.org.

The Arts & Christianity

Taylor, W. David O.

Contemporary Art and the Church

David (ThD, Duke Divinity School) is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and director of Brehm Texas.

Learn more about Taylor and read his blog at artspastor.blogspot.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @wdavidotaylor.


The Arts & ChristianityWorley, Taylor Contemporary Art and the Church

Taylor (PhD, The University of St Andrews) is associate professor of faith and culture as well as associate vice president for spiritual life and ministries at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.

Follow him on Twitter: @TaylorWorley.


The Arts & ChristianityFujimura, 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.

Interview: BreakPoint-"A Better Model for Engagement"

Review: Publishers Weekly

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
The Arts & ChristianityBruner, Michael MearsA Subversive Gospel

Michael Mears Bruner is associate professor of practical theology at Azusa Pacific University.

Born and raised in the Philippines as the son of missionaries, he is currently a resident scholar at the Huntington Library, an ordained minister in the PC(USA), and a recent recipient of a Lilly Endowment in theology and the arts.


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/Suffering

Kapic, Kelly M.

Embodied HopeKelly M. Kapic (PhD, King’s College London) is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is the author or editor of numerous books.
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"
Evil/SufferingGroothuis, DouglasWalking Through Twilight

Douglas Groothuis (PhD, University of Oregon) is professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado, where he heads the Apologetics and Ethics masters degree program. 

You can visit his website and read his blog at douglasgroothuis.com.

Review: Publishers Weekly-"In Memoirs, Religious Writers Tell of Faith Lost and Found"
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 Soerens is the US director of church mobilization for World Relief and the national coordinator of the Evangelical Immigration Table. Previously, Matthew served as a Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited legal counselor with World Relief's local office in Wheaton, Illinois.

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.


Immigration/RefugeesYang, JennyWelcoming the StrangerJenny Yang is the senior vice president of advocacy and policy for World Relief.
Immigration/RefugeesAnnan, Kent

Slow Kingdom Coming

After Shock

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle

You Welcomed Me

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"

Mental Illness
Simpson, Amy

Troubled Minds

Anxious

Blessed are the Unsatisfied

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 Evans: "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"

Mental Illnesseds., Gingrich, Heather Davediuk and Gingrich, Fred C.Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling

Heather Davediuk Gingrich is a counselor, scholar, teacher, and former missionary. She is the author of Restoring the Shattered Self and coauthor of Skills for Effective Counseling.

Fred C. Gingrich is professor of counseling at Denver Seminary and served as division chair from 2007 to 2015. He is the coauthor of Skills for Effective Counseling.


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.

Review: Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

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
Race, Multiethnicity & CultureHuckins, Jon and Swigart, JerMending the Divides

Jon Huckins is a pastor and the cofounding director of The Global Immersion Project, a peacemaking training organization helping individuals and communities move toward conflict equipped to heal rather than to win. 

Jer Swigart is a church planter, a social innovator, an organizer, a professor, and the cofounding director of The Global Immersion Project, a peacemaking training organization that forms, equips, and mobilizes individuals and communities to enter any kind of conflict to heal rather than to win.


Race, Multiethnicity & CultureHill, DanielWhite Awake

Daniel Hill is the founding and senior pastor of River City Community Church, a vibrant, multiethnic church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Learn more about Daniel and read his blog at pastordanielhill.com.


Race, Multiethnicity & CultureShin, SarahBeyond Colorblind

Sarah Shin is a resource specialist in the evangelism department of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF). She is a speaker and trainer in ethnicity, evangelism, and the arts, and she previously served IVCF as an area director in Boston and as a regional coordinator of multiethnicity.

You can find Sarah on twitter: @sarahshinsays.


Race, Multiethnicity & CultureWilson-Hartgrove, JonathanReconstructing the Gospel

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a writer, speaker, and activist. He and his wife, Leah, founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that pursues beloved community with kids in the neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an associate minister at the historically black St. John's Missionary Baptist Church.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter: @wilsonhartgrove

Visit Jonathan's website at http://jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com/

Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Race, Multiethnicity & CultureGilliard, Dominique DuBoisRethinking Incarceration

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”

You can find Dominique on Twitter: @DDGilliard

Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Race, Multiethnicity & CultureHodge, Daniel WhiteHomeland Insecurity

Daniel White Hodge (PhD, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of intercultural communications at North Park University in Chicago, where he also chairs the department of Communication Arts and is research lead for the Catalyst 606__ program. He also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Hip Hop Studies. He is the author of Heaven Has a Ghetto, The Soul of Hip Hop, and Hip Hop's Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration.

You can find Daniel on Twitter: @danwhitehodge


Race, Multiethnicity & CulturePei, AdrianThe Minority Experience

Adrian Pei is an organizational development consultant and leadership trainer who has worked in two of the largest corporate and ministry organizations in the world. He specializes in speaking and writing about crosscultural dynamics and ethnicity-related topics, and his books include What Really Matters in Leadership? and Facing the Demands of Leadership. Pei served as associate national director of leadership development of Epic Movement, the Asian American ministry of Cru. He and his family live in southern California. 

You can find Adrian on Twitter: @adrianpei


Race, Multiethnicity & CultureWalton, JonathanTwelve Lies That Hold America Captive

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

Listening to Sexual Minorities

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.


Sexuality & the BodyColes, GregorySingle, Gay, Christian

Gregory Coles is a PhD student and part-time English instructor at Penn State University.

Read Gregory's blog at gregcoles.com.


Sexuality & the BodyBoa, Andrew A.Redeemed Sexuality

Andrew A. Boa leads spiritual formation workshops for college students and is currently working at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

He also founded and directed Strongholds, a small group–discipleship ministry for college students facing sexual brokenness.


Sexuality & the BodyHein, TimUnderstanding Sexual AbuseTim Hein is vice principal and director of discipleship at Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in Adelaide, Australia.
Sexuality & the BodyDean, Janet B.Listening to Sexual MinoritiesJanet B. Dean (PhD, Ohio State University) is a licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Asbury University. In addition to teaching a number of undergraduate courses in psychology, she mentors students interested in research, advises the local chapter of the Psi Chi Honor Society in psychology, and cofacilitates Asbury's annual undergraduate research symposium SEARCH.
Sexuality & the BodyStratton, Stephen P.Listening to Sexual MinoritiesStephen P. Stratton (PhD, Auburn University) is professor of counseling and pastoral care at Asbury Theological Seminary. A licensed psychologist, he previously served as an adjunct professor at Asbury University, where he was the director of the Center for Counseling for eighteen years. Stratton has special interest and training in the areas of human relational attachments, contemplative prayer, and the integration of counseling and Christianity.
Sexuality & the BodyLastoria, MichaelListening to Sexual MinoritiesMichael Lastoria (EdD, Loyola University Chicago) is professor of family studies and a senior counselor at Houghton College. He previously served as the director of counseling services at Houghton and is also a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New York.
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 & Career

Loyd, Deborah Koehn

Your 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

Institutional Intelligence

Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as professor of systematic and spiritual theology.

He is the author of many books, including Courage and CallingCalled to Be SaintsSpiritual DirectionConsider Your Calling, and The Voice of Jesus.

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"

Vocation & CareerHill, AlecJust BusinessAlec Hill is president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.
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'"
Interfaith DialogueKreeft, PeterBetween One Faith and Another

Peter Kreeft is professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Find his website at peterkreeft.com.


Origins
Walton, John H.

The Lost World of Adam and Eve

The Lost World of Genesis One

The Lost World of Scripture

The Lost World of the Flood

The Lost World of the Torah

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

The Lost World of the Flood

The Lost World of the Torah

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.

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

You Welcomed Me

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. 


Social JusticeWarren, Michelle FerrignoThe Power of Proximity

Michelle Ferrigno Warren is the advocacy and strategic engagement director for the Christian Community Development Association. She is an immigration, education, and human service policy specialist and is an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary.

You can find Michelle on Twitter: @mcfwarren.


Social JusticeGilliard, Dominique DuBoisRethinking Incarceration

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”

You can find Dominique on Twitter: @DDGilliard

Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Social JusticeWilson-Hartgrove, JonathanReconstructing the Gospel

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a writer, speaker, and activist. He and his wife, Leah, founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that pursues beloved community with kids in the neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an associate minister at the historically black St. John's Missionary Baptist Church.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter: @wilsonhartgrove

Visit Jonathan's website at http://jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com/

Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Social JusticeMarsh, CharlesWelcoming JusticeCharles Marsh (PhD, University of Virginia) is director of the Project on Lived Theology and professor of religious and theological studies at the University of Virginia. His books include Strange Glory, God's Long Summer, and The Beloved Community.
Social JusticePerkins, John

Welcoming Justice

Making Neighborhoods Whole


John Perkins, the son of a sharecropper, grew up in Mississippi amid dire poverty and rampant racism. Though he had fled to California after his older brother was murdered by a town marshal, he returned after his conversion to Christ in 1960 to share the gospel with his community. His leadership of civil rights demonstrations earned him repeated harassment, beatings, and imprisonment. He continues to speak and teach around the world on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development.

Perkins is the founder of Voice of Calvary Ministries in Mendenhall, Mississippi, Harambee Ministries in Pasadena, California, and the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). His books include Let Justice Roll Down, With Justice for All, and Making Neighborhoods Whole.


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 TraffickingStorkey, ElaineScars Across Humanity

Elaine Storkey is a philosopher, sociologist, and theologian known for her work as a scholar, author, speaker, and journalist.

Passionate about justice and transformation, Storkey has been a tireless advocate for the marginalized, both as the president of Tearfund, and then as cofounder of Restored, an international organization seeking to end violence against women.

Review: Anglican Communion News Service
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. 


PovertyWarren, Michelle FerrignoThe Power of Proximity

Michelle Ferrigno Warren is the advocacy and strategic engagement director for the Christian Community Development Association. She is an immigration, education, and human service policy specialist and is an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary.

You can find Michelle on Twitter: @mcfwarren.


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/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

The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

The Lost World of the Flood

The Lost World of the Torah

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.
Canon/ScriptureWalton, J. Harvey

The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

The Lost World of the Torah

J. Harvey Walton (MA, Wheaton College Graduate School) is a researcher in biblical studies and has contributed to a variety of publications. 
Canon/ScriptureCard, MichaelInexpressibleIn a career that spans thirty years, Michael Card has recorded over thirty-one albums, authored or coauthored over twenty-four books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. An award-winning musician and performing artist, he has penned such favorites as "El Shaddai," "Immanuel," and many other songs. He has branched his ministry beyond music and written numerous books, including Scribbling in the Sand, A Sacred Sorrow, A Violent Grace, The Parable of Joy, and Sleep Sound in Jesus(a children's book). He has also written the Biblical Imagination Series, with a book and accompanying music CD for each of the four gospels.
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.
EschatologyClouse, 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

Last Call for Liberty

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 Analysis

Larsen, Josh

Movies Are Prayers

Josh is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, as well as editor and film critic at Think Christian, a faith and culture website. He’s been writing and speaking about movies professionally for more than two decades.

Read Josh's movie reviews at his website, larsenonfilm.com.

Follow Josh on Twitter: @LarsenOnFilm.


Cultural Analysis

Muehlhoff, Tim

Winsome Persuasion

Tim (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a professor of communication at Biola University, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and gender. He is the author of I Beg to Differ and The God Conversation.

Read more about Tim at his website, timmuehlhoff.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @DrMuehlhoff.


Cultural Analysis

Langer, Richard

Winsome Persuasion

Richard (PhD, University of California, Riverside) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology and director of the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning at Biola University.

He speaks at seminars and conferences around the country and has contributed articles to publications such as the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Christian Higher Education, the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and Philosophia Christi.


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!"

Cultural AnalysisBruner, Michael MearsA Subversive Gospel

Michael Mears Bruner is associate professor of practical theology at Azusa Pacific University.

Born and raised in the Philippines as the son of missionaries, he is currently a resident scholar at the Huntington Library, an ordained minister in the PC(USA), and a recent recipient of a Lilly Endowment in theology and the arts.


Cultural AnalysisStrickland, DanielleThe Zombie Gospel

Danielle Strickland serves the Salvation Army in Los Angeles as the western territorial social justice secretary.

Her books include Just Imagine: the Social Justice AgendaThe Liberating Truth: How Jesus Empowers WomenBoundless: Living Life in Overflow, and A Beautiful Mess: How God Recreates Our Lives.


Cultural AnalysisForasteros, JR.Empathy for the Devil

JR. Forasteros is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church in Rowlett, Texas, and is an active blogger and podcaster on the church and pop culture.

Visit his website here.


Cultural AnalysisRyken, PhilipThe Messiah Comes to Middle-EarthPhilip Ryken (DPhil, Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. 
Cultural Analysis

Kelly, Stewart E. with Dew Jr., James K.

Understanding Postmodernism

Stewart E. Kelly (PhD, Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy at Minot State University. 

James K. Dew Jr. (PhD, Southeastern Baptist) is associate professor of the history of ideas and philosophy and dean of the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Cultural AnalysisKandiah, Krish

Paradoxology

God Is Stranger

Krish Kandiah (PhD, Kings College London) is the founder and director of Home for Good, a UK charity finding homes for foster children and young refugees. 

Article: Christianity Today-"Yes, 100 Christian Kids Are Being Raised by Muslim Families. Here's the Actual Problem."

Article: Christianity Today-"Reclaiming Evangelism: Why Christians Need to Recover Their Passion for Christ"

Cultural AnalysisNoble, AlanDisruptive Witness

Alan Noble (PhD, Baylor University) is assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University and cofounder and editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has written for The Atlantic, Vox, Buzzfeed, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and First Things.

You can find Alan on Twitter: @TheAlanNoble


Cultural AnalysisGehrz, ChristopherThe Pietist OptionChristopher Gehrz (PhD, Yale) is professor of history at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he also helps coordinate the Christianity and Western Culture program. He is the editor of The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education and coeditor of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity.

You can read his personal blog at pietistschoolman.com and his Patheos blog, The Anxious Bench

Twitter: @cgehrz

Cultural AnalysisPattie, MarkThe Pietist OptionMark Pattie III is senior pastor at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, Minnesota. Mark is a member of the Board of the Ordered Ministry for the Evangelical Covenant Church, and previously of its Board of Christian Education and Discipleship. He has served churches coast to coast and as a leadership consultant for pastors, churches, and corporate executives.
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.
Islam

Kuhn, Mike


Fresh 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.
Politics & GovernmentO'Brien, Brandon J.Demanding Liberty

Brandon J. O'Brien (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is director of content and distribution for Redeemer City to City in Manhattan. He is coauthor, with E. Randolph Richards, of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes and Paul Behaving Badly, as well as the author of The Strategically Small Church.

You can find Brandon on Twitter: @brandonjobrien


Politics & Government

Labberton, Mark

Still Evangelical?

Mark Labberton is president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Prior to that Labberton served for a number of years as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California. He has also served as chair of John Stott Ministries. Today he continues to contribute to the mission of the global church as a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission. He is the author of Called, The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor and The Dangerous Act of Worship.

Excerpt: Christianity Today

Politics & GovernmentGuinness, OsLast Call for LibertyOs Guinness (DPhil, Oxford) is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Impossible People, Fool's Talk, Renaissance, The Global Public Square, A Free People's Suicide, Unspeakable, The Call, Time for Truth, and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he has addressed audiences worldwide from the British House of Commons to the U.S. Congress to the St. Petersburg Parliament. He is a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and was the founder of the Trinity Forum.

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.


Science & FaithCootsona, GregMere Science and Christian Faith

Greg Cootsona (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is a writer, researcher, and speaker. He directs Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (or STEAM) at Fuller Theological Seminary, and teaches religious studies and humanities at California State University at Chico.

Cootsona studied comparative literature at U. C. Berkeley and theology at Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), the Universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg, and Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, where he received his PhD. He recently finished eighteen years as associate pastor for adult discipleship at Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian in New York City. He has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, and the Today Show.


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, Suzanne

The Road Back to You

The Path Between Us

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

PersonalityFryling, AliceMirror for the Soul

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction.

She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply.


PersonalityMcHugh, Adam S.Introverts in the Church

Adam S. McHugh is an ordained Presbyterian minister and spiritual director, and a regular contributor to Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution website. 

 He is the author of The Listening Life, which won the 2017 Christianity Today Book Award for spiritual formation, and Introverts in the Church.


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

Self HelpEman, Sam VanDisruptive Discipleship

Sam Van Eman is a resource specialist for the CCO’s Experiential Designs team, where he co-creates transformational experiences for college students, professionals, and organizations.

He is the author of On Earth as It Is in Advertising? Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope.


Self HelpBoa, KennethLife in the Presence of GodKenneth Boa is an author, a speaker, and the president of Reflections Ministries. He is the author of over fifty books, including Conformed to His ImageFaith Has Its ReasonsFace to Face, and Rewriting Your Broken Story.
Self HelpSimpson, AmyBlessed are the Unsatisfied

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

You can find Amy on Twitter: @aresimpson.


Parenting/Family

Scandrette, Mark and Lisa

Belonging and Becoming

Mark is an author, teacher, activist, and founding director of ReIMAGINE. He speaks nationally and internationally at universities, conferences, and churches, and offers training and coaching to leaders and organizations.

Lisa has devoted herself to a life of care, hospitality, and teaching. She regularly facilitates workshops and provides administrative support for ReIMAGINE.

Interview: Faith Conversations podcast


Parenting/FamilyBoyd, Jared PatrickImaginative Prayer

Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor (Vineyard USA), spiritual director, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st century.

He is the author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life.


Parenting/FamilyBurns, JimUnderstanding Your Teen

Jim Burns, PhD, is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Host of the nationwide HomeWord radio broadcasts, he also speaks around the world at seminars and conferences.

His many books include Confident Parenting, Pass It On, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality, and 10 Building Blocks for a Solid Family


Gender/Women's Issues

Leach, Tara BethEmboldened

Tara Beth Leach is senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. 

She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity TodayChristian Week, The Jesus Creed, and The Table Magazine. 

A selection of Tara Beth's writings for Missio Alliance

Read one of Tara Beth's recent articles in Christianity Today.

Visit Tara Beth's website

You can find Tara Beth on Twitter: @TaraBeth82

Gender/Women's IssuesStorkey, ElaineScars Across Humanity

Elaine Storkey is a philosopher, sociologist, and theologian known for her work as a scholar, author, speaker, and journalist.

Passionate about justice and transformation, Storkey has been a tireless advocate for the marginalized, both as the president of Tearfund, and then as cofounder of Restored, an international organization seeking to end violence against women.

In the Anglican Communion News Service, read this review of Scars Across Humanity.
 Church & MissionHumphreys, JoséSeeing Jesus in East HarlemThe Reverend José Humphreys is a facilitator and pastor of Metro Hope Covenant Church, a multiethnic church movement in East Harlem, New York City. Humphreys is involved in shalom-making in New York City through facilitating conversation, contemplation, and action across social, economic, cultural, and theological boundaries.
Church & MissionGitau, WanjiruMegachurch Christianity Reconsidered

Wanjiru M. Gitau (PhD, Africa International University) is a research fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, pursuing a multi-year global research project commissioned by the John Templeton World Charity Foundation on contemporary religion. She is a Kenyan educated in Nairobi, Edinburgh, and the United States, with extensive global experience, including research projects from Korea to Kentucky. She formerly served on the staffs of Nairobi Chapel and Mavuno Church.

You can find Wanjiru on Twitter: @Wanjiru_M_Gitau


Church & MissionMcNeal, ReggieKingdom Collaborators

Reggie McNeal enjoys helping leaders pursue more kingdom-focused lives. He currently serves as a senior fellow for Leadership Network and city coach for GoodCities. In his consulting and speaking, Reggie draws on his experience as a pastor, denominational leader, seminary teacher, and leadership development coach for thousands of church leaders across North America and the world. His books include The Present Future, Missional Renaissance, A Work of Heart, and Kingdom Come.

You can find Reggie on Twitter: @reggiemcneal


Church & MissionFitch, DavidSeven Practices for the Church on Mission

David E. Fitch (PhD, Northwestern University) is the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He is the author of Faithful Presence, The Great Giveaway and The End of Evangelicalism? and is the coauthor of Prodigal Christianity. Fitch coaches a network of church plants in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and he writes, speaks, and lectures on issues the local church must face in mission including cultural engagement, leadership, and theology. He has also written numerous articles in periodicals such as Christianity Today, The Other Journal, Missiology, as well as various academic journals.

You can find David on Twitter: @fitchest


Church & MissionReam, Todd C.The State of the Evangelical MindTodd C. Ream (PhD, Penn State) is professor of higher education at Taylor University, senior fellow with the Lumen Research Institute, research fellow with Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, and director of the Explorations in Small College Athletics (NCAA DIII) research initiative. He is the author of a number of books on higher education including several with Perry L. Glanzer: Restoring the Soul of the University, Christian Faith and Scholarship: An Exploration of Contemporary Debates, Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education, and The Idea of a Christian College: A Reexamination.
Church & MissionPattengale, Jerry A.The State of the Evangelical MindJerry A. Pattengale (PhD, Miami University) is a scholar, researcher, author, and speaker. He has served for over twenty years in administrative leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, currently as the first to earn IWU's title of University Professor. He is also executive director of education for the Museum of the Bible in Washington D. C., where he oversees an international team of academics, writers, researchers, convergent media specialists, and editors developing a Bible curriculum for high school students.
Church & MissionDevers, Christopher J. The State of the Evangelical MindChristopher J. Devers is associate professor of education and director of research for the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University, and director of the Lumen Research Institute.
Church & MissionBrooks, JonathanChurch Forsaken

Jonathan Brooks ("Pastah J") is senior pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. 

Jonathan has a master's of divinity in Christian community development from Northern Seminary, and taught elementary education and arts in inner city Chicago for over a decade. A firm believer in investing in the community you grew up in, he has a deep desire to impress this virtue on the students and young people in his congregation, classroom, and community. His projects include the Canaan Community Redevelopment Corporation (CCRC), a not-for-profit community development company that provides youth development, holistic health options, college scholarships, music lessons, and continual support to the incarcerated and their families. He is also a recording artist with the hip-hop group Out-World and has been featured on numerous albums with artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii, Shai Linne, and Sho Baraka.

Jonathan lives in West Englewood with his wife and two daughters.


RelationshipsCallaway, KutterBreaking the Marriage Idol

Kutter Callaway (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue and Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience. Prior to teaching at Fuller, Callaway served in pastoral ministry for nearly a decade, focusing primarily on young and emerging adults. He writes for Christianity Today, Fuller's Reel Spirituality website and the Huffington Post.

You can find Kutter on Twitter: @kuttercallaway


Relationships

Muehlhoff, Tim

Authentic Communication

The God Conversation

I Beg to Differ

Marriage Forecasting

Winsome Persuasion

Defending Your Marriage

Tim (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a professor of communication at Biola University, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and gender. He is the author of I Beg to Differ and The God Conversation.

Read more about Tim at his website, timmuehlhoff.com.

Follow him on Twitter: @DrMuehlhoff.


RelationshipsStabile, Suzanne

The Road Back to You

The Path Between Us

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

RelationshipsFryling, AliceMirror for the Soul

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction.

She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply.


RelationshipsKim, Grace Ji-SunHealing Our Broken Humanity

Grace Ji-Sun Kim (PhD) is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is author or editor of thirteen books, including Embracing the Other, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, and Intercultural Ministry. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

You can find Grace on Twitter: @Gracejisunkim


RelationshipsHill, GrahamHealing Our Broken Humanity

Graham Hill (PhD, Flinders University) teaches applied theology at Morling College in Sydney, Australia, where he is the provost. A former church planter and pastor, he is the founding director of theglobalchurchproject.com. He is also the author of GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches.

You can find Graham on Twitter: @GrahamJGHill


Spiritual Growth & Practices
Simpson, Amy

Troubled Minds

Anxious

Blessed are the Unsatisfied

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 Evans: "Mental Illness & the Church"

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

Spiritual Growth & PracticesRamsey, Russ

The Advent of the Lamb of God

The Mission of the Body of Christ

The Passion of the King of Glory

Struck

Russ Ramsey and his wife and four children make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Struck, Behold the Lamb of God, and was awarded the 2016 Christian Book Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for his book Behold the King of Glory. Russ grew up in the fields of Indiana and studied at Taylor University and Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM). He is a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and his writing has appeared at The Rabbit Room, The Gospel Coalition, The Blazing Center, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

You can find Russ on Twitter: @russramsey


Spiritual Growth & PracticesDodson, Jonathan K.Here in Spirit

Jonathan K. Dodson (MDiv, ThM) is the founding pastor of City Life Church in Austin, Texas, which he started with his wife, Robie, and a small group of people. He is also the founder of Gospel-Centered Discipleship and author of Gospel-Centered Discipleship, The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing and Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection. He enjoys listening to M. Ward, smoking his pipe, watching sci-fi, and following Jesus. 

You can find Jonathan on Twitter: @Jonathan_Dodson


Spiritual Growth & PracticesBarton, Ruth HaleyInvitation to RetreatRuth Haley Barton (Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary) is founding president/CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve. For over twenty years, she has ministered to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based upon her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves.
Spiritual Growth & PracticesHeuertz, Phileena

Mindful Silence

Pilgrimage of a Soul

Phileena Heuertz is the author of Pilgrimage of a Soul and a founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. For nearly twenty years she and her husband, Chris, codirected an international nonprofit in more than seventy countries, building community among victims of human trafficking, survivors of HIV and AIDS, abandoned children, and child soldiers and war brides.
Spiritual Growth & PracticesSmith, James Bryan

The Magnificent Journey

The Magnificent Story

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Community


James Bryan Smith is the author of The Good and Beautiful God and the Apprentice series. He earned his MDiv at Yale and his DMin at Fuller and is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. He also serves as the director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University.

Biography & Memoir

Hales, AshleyFinding Holy in the Suburbs

Ashley Hales is a writer, speaker, pastor's wife, and mother to four. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and she lives in the southern California suburbs helping her husband plant a church, Resurrection Orange County. Her writing has been featured in Books & Culture, ThinkChristian, (in)courage, The Well, The Englewood Review of Books, and at The Mudroom.

You can find Ashley on Twitter: @aahales


Biography & MemoirStone, Rachel Marie

Birthing Hope

Eat 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"

Biography & MemoirKhang, KathyRaise Your Voice

Kathy Khang is a speaker, journalist, and activist. She has worked in campus ministry for more than twenty years, with expertise in issues of gender, ethnicity, justice, and leadership development. She is a columnist for Sojourners magazine, a writer for Faith & Leadership, and a coauthor of More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith.

You can find Kathy on Twitter: @mskathykhang


Biography & MemoirMoon, GaryBecoming Dallas WillardGary W. Moon (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also codirector of Fuller's doctor of ministry degree program in spiritual direction, which blends ancient Christian spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and spiritual formation insights from Dallas Willard. 
Biography & MemoirRobinson, Natasha SistrunkA Sojourner's Truth

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson (MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a writer, international speaker, leadership consultant, mentoring coach, and the visionary founder of the nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. She is author of Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship and the Hope for Us: Knowing God through the Nicene Creed Bible study. A graduate of the US Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps officer, Natasha has nearly twenty years of leadership and mentoring experience in the military, government, church, seminary, and nonprofit sectors.

You can find Natasha on Twitter: @asistasjourney