Kimlyn J. Bender (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology at Truett Seminary, Baylor University. He is the author of Karl Barth's Christological Ecclesiology and is coeditor with Bruce McCormack of Theology of Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary Theology. Bender's work has been published in numerous journals and collections, including Scottish Journal of Theology, Soundings, Sophia, Perspectives in Religious Studies, and Journal of Religion and Society. He serves as a contributing editor for Cultural Encounters, has served as the theology editor of Perspectives in Religious Studies, and is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Karl Barth Society of North America, and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. Bender is the recipient of numerous awards, including the David Allan Hubbard Award from Fuller Theological Seminary, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Sioux Falls, and the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics. An ordained Baptist minister, Bender has preached in many churches and has served in ministries in the Dakotas, California, New Jersey, and most recently as the Senior Pastor of Oak Hills Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He and his wife, Trudy, have three children.