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Victoria L. Johnson, a writer and speaker based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been involved in Christian education and women's ministry for more than two decades. She has served as a Campus Crusade for Christ staff member, as assistant director of a crisis pregnancy center, and as a Moody Bible Institute Extension instructor. She is currently working with several social service agencies in the African American community, including Sojournah Truth House (a domestic violence agency), CareNet of Milwaukee (a crisis pregancy center), Bethany Christian Services (sexual abstinence program), and New Horizon Center (a group home for boys). Johnson's books include Sister's Guide to In-Depth Bible Study and Restoring Broken Vessels. She teaches nationally and internationally on women's Bible study, sexual issues, and emotional pain.
Archie J. Spencer (ThD, University of Toronto School of Theology) is associate professor of theology and John H. Pickford Chair of Systematic Theology for Northwest Baptist Seminary. A scholar, speaker, and theologian, he has spoken and taught at institutions all over the world such as Wycliffe College, MacMaster Divinity College, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Seattle Pacific University, Briercrest Seminary, Trinity Western University, Redeemer Pacific College, Regent College, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools. Spencer is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Karl Barth Society of North America, Society for the Study of Theology, and is a founding member of the Western Institute for Theological Studies. His research and publication interests include contemporary theology in the Western tradition and the theology of Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He has also served as a pastor within the Pentecostal and Baptist contexts for over fifteen years.
William Lane Craig (PhD, University of Birmingham, England; DTheol, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany) is professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and at Houston Baptist University. In 2016 he was named by The Best Schools as one of the "50 most influential living philosophers."
Craig has authored or edited over forty books, including The Kalām Cosmological Argument; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; God, Time, and Eternity; and God and Abstract Objects, as well as over 150 articles in professional publications of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science.
Stephen O. Moshier (PhD, Louisiana State University) is professor of geology and chair of the geology and environmental science department at Wheaton College, where he also serves as the director of the Black Hills Science Station. Besides his work in academia, he has also practiced geology as an oil company explorationist, with much of his early research describing and interpreting oil reservoir rocks. More recently, his research efforts are in the field of geoarchaeology, participating in expeditions to the Sinai coast, Egypt, and Israel.
Moshier has served as past president of the Geological Society of Kentucky and the Affiliation of Christian Geologists and currently serves on the Executive Council of the American Scientific Affiliation. He and his wife have two grown sons and are active in their church in Geneva, Illinois. They have also served on the local advisory board for YoungLife.
Jared E. Alcántara (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of preaching at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey.
Prior to Truett, he served as an adjunct instructor at Gordon-Conwell's Hispanic Ministries Program in New York City, as a doctoral teaching fellow in homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, and from 2014-18, he was an associate professor of homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Alcántara's teaching and research is in homiletics, with interests in global south preaching, cultural and intercultural engagement, and the role of race and ethnicity in preaching, especially in Latino/a and African American contexts. He lives in the Waco area with his wife, Jennifer, and their three daughters.
Jacob Shatzer (PhD, Marquette University) is assistant professor and associate dean in the School of Theology and Missions (STM) at Union University. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and the author of A Spreading and Abiding Hope, editor of a volume of essays by A. J. Conyers, and assistant editor for Ethics & Medicine.
Shatzer has published in the fields of theology and ethics, and is an expert in the thought of the late Southern Baptist theologian A. J. Conyers. He has contributed scholarly essays to The New Bioethics, Pro Ecclesia, and The Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture. He is also project director and consultant for BibleMesh, a trusted source for online theological education. He is an active member of the Evangelical Theological Society, where he serves on the steering committee for the study group “Voices in American Theology and Culture: Wendell Berry.”
Jack O. Balswick (PhD, University of Iowa) is senior professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has twice received an American Senior Fulbright Scholar Fellowship. He is author or coauthor of seventeen books, including Men at the Crossroads, The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, The Gift of Gender, Social Problems: A Christian Understanding and Response, Relationship-Empowerment Parenting, Authentic Human Sexuality, The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective, and A Model for Marriage: Covenant, Grace, Empowerment and Intimacy.
Bakswick authored or coauthored articles in over seventy professional publications and has presented papers at conferences around the world. He has also been associate editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family, Family Relations, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Review of Religious Research.
Judith K. Balswick (EdD, University of Georgia) is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in practice for over thirty years and has taught for over twenty years in the marriage and family therapy program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is author or coauthor of The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, The Gift of Gender, Mothers and Daughters Making Peace, Raging Hormones, Life Ties, Then They Leave Home, Family Pain, Relationship-Empowerment Parenting, The Two-Paycheck Marriage, and A Model for Marriage: Covenant, Grace, Empowerment and Intimacy.
Balswick has served on the editorial board of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and has contributed articles to that journal and to several others, including Family Ministry Journal, American Journal of Pastoral Counseling, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Marriage Partnership.
On Tuesday, November 5, InterVarsity Press will be launching its first book by a United States independent presidential candidate. Mark Charles, and coauthor, Soong-Chan Rah, will be releasing Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery.
Irwyn L. Ince Jr. serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission, a church-based training and research entity dedicated to equipping current and future Christian leaders for cross-cultural ministry. He is a graduate of City College of New York, Reformed Theological Seminary, and holds a DMin from Covenant Theological Seminary.
In 2018, Ince was unanimously elected as the forty-sixth Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) General Assembly moderator—the first African American to hold the position. He is a contributor for the books Heal Us Immanuel and All Are Welcome. He and his wife, Kim, have been married twenty-eight years and have four children.