George Abdo got his BsC in Information System Engineering in 2004 from The Technion Israel. He works as a technical consultant at a software company in Nazareth -- The biblical city of Jesus Christ. He writes (in Arabic) about apologetics, science and faith, and spiritual growth at thabet.net.
Denis Alexander is the Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, to which he was elected a Fellow in 1998. Alexander writes, lectures, and broadcasts widely in the field of science and religion. He is a member of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Dr. Paul Allen is Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He specializes in systematic theology, the science-theology dialogue and theological anthropology. His publications include his doctoral dissertation, published as Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue and (with Peter M.J. Hess) Catholicism and Science. More recently, he has written Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: T & T Clark, 2012) as well as articles in journals such as Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly and the Heythrop Journal of Theology. He has taught courses introducing theology, political theology, the Christian Understanding of God and the thought of Pope Benedict XVI. His BioLogos grant project is entitled: "Creatures of God: An Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue on Sin, Evolution and Human Nature". He lives in Montreal with his wife and two children.
Allert, Craig D.
Craig Allert is Professor of Religious Studies and Coordinator of the Christianity & Culture program at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. His PhD in Historical Theology is from the University of Nottingham. He is very passionate about connecting contemporary Evangelical Christianity to its roots in the patristic age. As a BioLogos grantee he is involved in research for a book examining early Christian understandings of Genesis 1-2. Dr. Allert lives in Abbotsford, B.C with his wife of 23 years and their two sons, ages 15 and 12.
The Rev. Charles D. Alley, Ph.D., is Rector of St Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA. Dr. Alley received his B.S. and M.A. in Biology from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from the Department of Anatomy of the Medical College of Virginia/VCU. Prior to earning his M. Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary and entering parish ministry in 1991, Dr. Alley was a cellular immunologist with interests concentrated in the areas of mucosal immunology and autologous bone marrow transplantation.
Patricia B. Amadio, MD teaches part-time at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1989. She is married to L. Brian Cross, Pharm.D. While Classically home-educating their daughter for nine years, she was inspired to undertake an in-depth study of the theology and science of origins.
Joshua Ambrosius is an assistant professor at the University of Dayton, where he teaches and researches public administration and policy, urban studies, religion and politics, and Christian citizenship. He is a contributing blogger for Red Letter Christians.
Gary Anderson is Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the University of Notre Dame. Anderson’s interests concern the religion and literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible with a special interest in the reception of the Bible in early Judaism and Christianity. His interests span the entire Bible, but as of recent he has put special focus on the book of Genesis as well as priestly literature. He is also interested in biblical narrative, canonical exegesis, biblical theology, Jewish culture and religion, and Jewish-Christian relations.
Susanne Antonetta is an award-winning writer and teacher, the author of three books of nonfiction (Body Toxic and A Mind Apart and the forthcoming Inventing Family) and four books of poetry, which she writes under the name of Suzanne Paola. She has contributed to the New York Times, Washington Post, Orion, Seneca Review, and Image Journal, among other publications. She lives in Bellingham, Washington. For me information, see her website.
Kathryn Applegate is Program Director at The BioLogos Foundation. She received her PhD in computational cell biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. At Scripps, she developed computer vision software tools for analyzing the cell's infrastructure, the cytoskeleton.
Kenneth Aring is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Point Loma Nazarene University, where he taught until 2006. He received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University. In 1993, he and Darrel Falk organized the Science/Theology Faculty Discussion Group at Point Loma, which still meets weekly to discuss books on the science/theology interface.
Mike Arnold, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia. He holds a B.Sc. in Botany and a M.Sc. in Zoology from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. in Population Biology from the Australian National University. Mike has concentrated his research work in the area of evolutionary genetics, particularly the study of natural hybridization. His study of Louisiana Irises has become a classic example of the role of hybridization in adaptive evolution and speciation. Mike is author of three books and more than 120 academic articles, the specifics of which may be found here.
Austriaco, Nicanor Pier Giorgio
Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biology and an Instructor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. and his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. At the present time, Fr. Austriaco is completing a Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. His NIH-funded laboratory at Providence College is investigating the genetic regulation of programmed cell death using the yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, as model organisms. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press.
Francisco Ayala is a philosopher and the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and a former Dominican priest. He is a popular author and lecturer on the compatibility of science and religion. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a 2001 National Medal of Science, the highest honor given by the government to scientists, and the 2010 Templeton Prize.
Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where she currently works on positive expressions of the science-faith dialogue. Ruth studied genetics at Aberdeen University, and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University. She then spent two years as a part-time postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science. She moved to the Faraday Institute in 2006 to develop resources on Science and Christianity – a project that generated the Test of FAITH materials, the first of which were published in 2009. Ruth blogs at Science and Belief, and her latest book, God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith will be published by Monarch in January 2015.
Barclay, Oliver R.
Dr. Oliver Barclay is a retired zoologist, who was the founding secretary of Christians in Science and the first editor of Science & Christian Belief.
Stephen M. Barr is professor of physics at the University of Delaware and Director of its Bartol Research Institute. Barr’s areas of specialty are theoretical particle physics and cosmology, and in 2011 he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society “for original contributions to grand unified theories, CP violation, and baryogenesis." He is also author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith and A Student’s Guide to Natural Science.
Justin L. Barrett is the Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Theological Seminary. He came to Fuller from the University of Oxford, where he taught and served as senior researcher for Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Calvin College, and served as co-area director for Young Life in Lawrence, Kansas. His publications include Psychology of Religion (ed., 2010), Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (2004), Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds (2011), and Born Believers: The Science of Children's Religious Belief (2012).
Francis Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies at Baylor University and is a prolific scholar of jurisprudence, the theory of law. His most recent book, Politics for Christians: Statescraft as Soulcraft, clarifies the confusion many Christians feel about how their faith should shape their involvement in the public square, particularly within politics.
Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke University, North Carolina, and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. He is a professionally trained musician, and has taught widely in the UK, USA and South Africa.
A retired U.S. Navy commander, Mike currently resides in the Washington DC Metro Area and works in international business development for a major aerospace/defense company. Mike holds an MS in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego, a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and an AA in Persian-Farsi from the U.S. Army’s Defense Language Institute. Mike is President of the DC Metro Section of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), a member of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), and helps administer the Facebook group Celebrating Creation by Natural Selection.
Kerry L. Bender is the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been interested in the conversation between science and faith for some time, but his interest has intensified in the last few years with his own children entering middle-school and high school. Their questions were a catalyst for Pastor Kerry’s renewed interest in this topic, and he is currently working on a book project to provide solid exegetical and scientific information for young people within the church. Rev. Bender received his bachelor's degree in religion and history from Jamestown College, his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Master of Theology from the University of Edinburgh.
Steven Benner is a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Gainesville, FL. He received his doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University. Benner and his group of researchers initiated synthetic biology as a field and invented dynamic combinatorial chemistry, which is currently being used in pharmaceutical development.
Gregory Bennett has practiced geology as a middle school teacher and an oil company production geologist. He now works in the information technology industry providing consulting to universities throughout the US. Bennett writes and lectures on science and faith topics as an affiliate with Solid Rock Lectures and has drafted a book for youth with the working title, Geology and God’s Work: Discovering a Personal, Loving Artist behind Earth History. He is a member of the Affiliation of Christian Geologists, the American Scientific Affiliation, and an associate with the Evangelical Theological Society.
Benson, Bruce Ellis
Bruce Ellis Benson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and Executive Director of the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology. Dr. Benson’s research interests include the "theological turn" in phenomenology and work at the intersection of continental philosophy and theology; hermeneutics and interpretation theory; and aesthetics, with special interest in the philosophy of music. He has written three monographs, the most recent of which is Pious Nietzsche: Decadence and Dionysian Faith, and is widely published in collections and journals. A more complete account of his training and education may be found here, and an expanded version of the ideas presented in this post were previously published here.
Alex B. Berezow is the editor of RealClearScience. He is the co-author of Science Left Behind. His work has appeared in CNN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and The Economist, among other publications. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, and several radio programs. In 2010, he earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington. Originally from southern Illinois, he currently lives in Seattle.
Hannah Birky is a student intern at BioLogos. She is a senior at Bethel College (Indiana) where she majors in Cell and Molecular Biology.
Robert C. Bishop is the John and Madeline McIntyre Endowed Professor of Philosophy and History of Science and an associate professor of physics and philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois. He received his master’s degree in physics and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. Bishop's research involves history and philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Bishop is the author of The Philosophy of the Social Science and co-editor of Between Chance and Choice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Determinism.
Matthew Blackston is a nuclear physicist working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory performing research on new technologies for detecting and imaging nuclear and radiological materials. He earned his PhD in experimental nuclear physics in 2007 from Duke University. Prior to his graduate work in physics, he spent a year studying theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL.
Stephen Ashley Blake is a filmmaker and President of Realm Entertainment in Los Angeles. After making his mark as a music video Director and independent feature and television Director of Photography, he is now gearing up to produce a slate of motion pictures of a variety of genres that tell powerful stories from a distinctly Christian worldview.
Dorothy Boorse, Ph.D. is Professor of Biology at Gordon College. She studies wetland ecology, invertebrates, vernal pools and salt marshes, and is also passionate about connecting science and faith communities, increasing women and minorities in science, and supporting science literacy. She teaches, does research with students, and has just co-authored an environmental science textbook for undergraduates.
Dr. Rolf Bouma is the Pastor for Academic Ministries at the Campus Chapel and directs the Center for Faith & Scholarship, a Christian study center at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University in the field of Systematic Theology. In addition to thesis work on biotechnology and a theology of nature, he also has been extensively involved in science and religion dialogue. Rolf teaches environmental ethics and environmental values/public policy as part of the University of Michigan’s Program in the Environment. He has taught theology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Greg Boyd is founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church, an evangelical mega-church in St. Paul, MN. In 2000, Greg founded Christus Victor Ministries (CVM) a nonprofit organization that promotes Greg’s writing and speaking ministry outside of Woodland Hills Church while raising funds to further research projects related to his ministry.
James Bradley is a Professor of Mathematics emeritus at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He received his bachelor of science in mathematics from MIT and his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Rochester. His mathematical specialty has been game theory and operations research. In recent years, he has pursued an interest in mathematics and theology. He coedited Mathematics in a Postmodern Age: a Christian Perspective and the mathematics volume in Harper One’s Through the Eyes of Faith series. He also edits the Journal of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.
Dan Brannan (BS 1975, Phi Beta Kappa UNM) earned the M.S. in microbiology (1977) at The Ohio State University and Ph.D. in biology (1981) at the University of New Mexico. He worked as a research scientist at Procter & Gamble Company before becoming a professor at Abilene Christian University in 1988. He has since studied science/theology interactions at Calvin College with Phil Clayton (summer, 2001) and at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University with Ernan McMullin as mentor (summers, 2003-2005), the Faraday course at Cambridge, and many Ian Ramsey conferences and presentations at Oxford.
Antoine Bret, PhD, is Associate Professor at University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He has been an Assistant Professor at Orsay University, France, and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was the editor in chief for a French Christian publisher for several years and has been minister for a Christian church in Madrid, Spain. He is the author of more than eighty scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
David Buller grew up in Severn, Maryland and graduated from Bob Jones University in 2011 with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Currently studying theology and the religion-science dialogue in Chicago, David is pursuing a career devoted to fostering increased dialogue between science and faith within Christianity.
Michael Buratovich is an assistant professor of biology at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich. He has taught biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, genes and speciation, human physiology, senior seminar and pharmacology. He has also directed student research projects in fruit fly development, antimicrobial agents, and fruit fly repellents and attractants. He has published articles in numerous encyclopedias, Developmental Biology, Drosophila Information Service, Reports of the National Center for Science Education, Genetics, Stem Cells and Development, Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Discovery, and Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith.
Thomas is a former BioLogos Associate Editor. He currently works in science communications at the National Academy of Sciences, and he has also worked with the American Scientific Affiliation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has degrees in philosophy and the history of science from Rice University and University of California, Berkeley.
Daniel Camacho will be a sophomore at Calvin College this fall. He is majoring in Philosophy and Classical Languages. He aspires to do ministry in the future, and plans to attend seminary after college. One Camacho’s main interests is the intersection of faith with science in the life of the Church.
Lee C. Camp is professor of theology and ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the host and creator of the Tokens Show, a “theological variety show” which Sojourners said might be what one gets if Garrison Keillor were to go to seminary. Lee and his band of merry musicians and radio actors taped a Tokens episode July 17, 2014 on location in Dayton, Tennessee. For more information on the show, including a weekly podcast, visit TokensShow.com.
Campos, Marcio Antonio
Marcio Antonio Campos is a journalist and Economics editor at Gazeta do Povo in Curitiba, Brazil. He keeps the “Test Tube” blog, the only journalistic blog on science and religion in the Portuguese language hosted by a news outlet. Aimed at a general public, regardless of religion or level of scientific knowledge, the blog discusses a wide range of topics including creation/evolution issues. Last December Campos won the 2010 Top Blog award (the main award for Brazilian blogs) in the category "religion/professional blogs," according to popular vote.
Carl M. Cannon is Executive Editor of PoliticsDaily.com. Carl was previously the DC bureau chief for Reader's Digest and (for a decade before that) covered the White House for National Journal. Before coming to Washington during the Reagan presidency, he worked for six newspapers over a 20 year span, covering police, courts, politics, education, and race relations. He has covered every presidential campaign and major political convention since 1984. He and his father co-wrote Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy, which was published last year. His book, co-written with California writer Patrick Dillon and published in 2009, is Circle of Greed: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Knees.
Jill Carattini is Managing Editor of A Slice of Infinity, a daily reading considering themes from theology and culture to philosophy and the arts. Her early suspicion of Christ's uniqueness and her compulsion towards thinking theologically led her to pursue a degree in religion from Hope College and later a Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary. She is ordained as a specialized minister in the Reformed Church of America and has enjoyed living and working in diverse ministry settings, including urban and university campus ministry, as well as a local mission church in a Native American community in Oklahoma.
Amy Carleton received a bachelor's degree in English from Simmons College in Boston and master's degree in literature from Northeastern University. She has worked as a manuscript editor in the North American offices of the Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, has taught at several Boston-area universities, and run several short-term study abroad programs.
Carroll, William E.
William E. Carroll is the Thomas Aquinas Fellow in Theology and Science at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford and member of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oxford. He is the author of Creation and Science; Galileo: Science and Faith; La Creación y las Ciencias Naturales: Actualidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino; and co-author with Steven Baldner of Aquinas on Creation. A longer version of this essay will be published in the April 2012 issue of Science & Christian Belief, and Carroll’s recent lecture on the topic for the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion may be viewed here.
Sean Carroll is a Professor of Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Medical Genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He studies the evolution of cis-regulation in the context of biological development, using Drosophila as a model system. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Since 2010, he has been vice-president for science education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Cavalier, Carol Acree
Carol Acree Cavalier, PhD, writes about theological questions surrounding evolution for subscribers to www.teachingscienceandfaith.net. She has graduate degrees in theological studies and literature and is mother to three children in homeschool and public school.
Cavanaugh, William T.
William T. Cavanaugh is Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University. His degrees are from the universities of Notre Dame, Cambridge, and Duke. He is the author of five books, including The Myth of Religious Violence (Oxford, 2009), and Migrations of the Holy (Eerdmans, 2011), and he is co-editor of the journal Modern Theology. His books have been translated into French, Spanish, Polish, and Norwegian.
Shiao Chong is the Christian Reformed Chaplain serving York University in Toronto, Canada. Chong has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Alberta and is an accomplished writer and speaker/preacher. Hired and supported by the Christian Reformed Churches in the Greater Toronto Area, Chong is the director of LOGOS Campus Ministry and Leadership, Culture and Christianity, its affiliate student club at York. He is a member of Rehoboth Fellowship CRC in Etobicoke, and also preaches at Friendship Community CRC, which is close to the university.
Gerald Cleaver is an Associate Professor of Physics at Baylor University. He is a member of the Physics Department's High Energy Physics group and also heads the Early Universe Cosmology and String Theory division of Baylor's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research. Gerald earned his Ph.D. at Caltech in 1993, where he studied under John H. Schwarz, one of the founders of string theory. His research interests focus on elementary particles, fundamental forces, and superstring theory. His hobbies include radio-controlled model aviation, small-boat sailing, and tae kwon do.
Richard Colling is a retired long-time professor of Biology at Olivet Nazarene University and author of the book, Random Designer.
Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist known for spearheading the Human Genome Project and for his landmark discoveries of disease genes. Collins founded the BioLogos Foundation in November 2007 and served as its president until August 16, 2009, when he resigned to become director of the National Institutes of Health. (Note: All blogs written by Collins were completed before accepting his duty as director of the NIH).
Collins, C. John
C. John "Jack" Collins is Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri. With degrees from MIT (SB, SM) and the University of Liverpool (PhD), he has been a research engineer, a church-planter, and, since 1993, a teacher. After his first focus on Hebrew and Greek grammar, he also studies science and faith, how the New Testament uses the Old, and Biblical theology. He was Old Testament Chairman for the English Standard Version of the Bible, and is author of Science and Faith: Friends or Foes? and Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care. He and his wife have been married since 1979, and have two grown children.
Professor Robin Collins, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy. He specializes in philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. He is well-versed in issues relating to science and religion, with graduate-level training in theoretical physics. He has written almost forty substantial articles and book chapters in these areas with some of the leading academic presses, such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Blackwell, and Routledge. He has also spoken on issues relating to God and the cosmos at many colleges and universities (including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Yale University, and Stanford University) and has appeared in the popular Christian and secular media – for example, in Christianity Today, Lee Strobel’s Case for the Creator, and Robert Kuhn’s PBS series Closer to the Truth.
Loretta Cooper established the Clarity Communications Group in which she uses her experience with network television news to help clients navigate the media world. She spent over a decade covering the White House, Capitol Hill and the Courts as a correspondent for ABC news. She has also worked with film makers and television producers to generate positive media coverage about their projects, teaching them how to tell their stories in a way that communicates effectively. She is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding broadcasting, including the prestigious Du Pont Award for her coverage of the events of September 11th 2001 and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Feature Reporting.
Corcoran, Kevin J.
Kevin J. Corcoran is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. His research interests include metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the emerging Church. Corcoran received his doctorate of philosophy from Purdue University, a master’s degree with honors from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of several books including Church in the Present Tense; Soul, Body, and Survival: Essays on the Metaphysics of Human Persons; Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul and the upcoming Incurably Human.
Dale Coulter is an associate professor of historical theology at Regent University and co-editor of PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. His research interests church history and the use of models in theological discourse. Coulter has been published in numerous journals and has authored two books -- Per Visibilia Ad Invisibilia: Theological Method in Richard of St. Victor (2006) and Holiness: The Beauty of Perfection (2004). In addition, he provided the afterword to Alan Kreider’s Social Holiness: A Way of Living for God’s Nation (2008). Coulter serves on the editorial Board of Victorine Texts in Translation and is co-editor of its first volume: Trinity and Creation. He is a regular contributor to Regent University's Renewal Dynamics blog.
Ben Cross is Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Eugene.
Catherine Crouch is associate professor of physics at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and lives in Swarthmore with her husband Andy and their children Timothy and Amy.
Andy Crouch is the author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, winner of Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture. In 2011 he became special assistant to the president at Christianity Today International, where he is also executive producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year project featuring documentary video, reporting, and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities.
Raised in a military family, Jacob moved quite a bit until his father retired in 2004 and the Crumb family took up residence in Kentucky. He graduated high school in 2014 after completing a home-school education, and plans to apply for college in the coming year to work towards a degree in Ecology. Jacob is an avid outdoorsman, and finds great pleasure in observing and studying the natural world around him.
Richard Dahlstrom is Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA. His most recent book, “The Colors of Hope” was selected by Christianity today as one of the best books of 2011. You can follow his musings on the relationship of faith to everything at www.bodysoulspiritlife.com.
Aaron Daly is a Young Earth Creationist with a humble approach to the science and faith dialogue.
Dr. Gregg Davidson is chair of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi and conducts original research in geochemistry and hydrogeology, often employing radiometric dating methods to determine the age of groundwater and sediments. In 2009 he published a book about his keen interest in integrating a lifetime of studying geology with his firm conviction about the infallibility of God’s Word, When Faith & Science Collide – A Biblical Approach to Evaluating Evolution and the Age of the Earth.
Ted Davis is Fellow of the History of Science for the BioLogos Foundation and Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College. At Messiah, Davis teaches courses on historical and contemporary aspects of Christianity and science and directs the Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science.
de Felipe, Pablo
Pablo de Felipe obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). He worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) before joining the Spanish Medicines Agency. He is in charge of the Centre for Science & Faith, part of SEUT Faculty of Theology (Madrid, Spain).
Dembski, William A.
William A. Dembski is Research Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is also a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, and directs the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design. A mathematician and philosopher, Dembski is one of the leading figures in the intelligent design movement and a proponent of the idea of “irreducible complexity” as proof of intelligent design in nature. He has published many books and journal articles critiquing evolution and offering arguments from a design perspective for an intelligent creator.
Andrew DeSelm received a master’s degree in Film Studies from SUNY Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and English Education from Bethel College. He currently teaches film studies and composition at Indiana University South Bend. He additionally works in video production including commercials and music videos.
James K. Dew, Jr. is Assistant Professor of the History of Ideas and Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Dew holds degrees from Louisburg College (A.A.), Toccoa Falls College (B.S.), and Southeastern Baptist (M.Div.). He received a doctorate In Theological Studies, also from Southeastern, and is a candidate for a second PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dew teaches courses in philosophy and leads seminars at The College at Southeastern. He is the author of Science and Theology: An Assessment of Alister McGrath's Critical Realist Perspective.
Dr. Calvin B. DeWitt is a scientist, writer, and conservationist whose work builds bridges among environmental science, ethics and practice. DeWitt is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-founder of the Evangelical Environmental Network, and Director emeritus of the Au Sable Institute. He serves as president of the Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists, an organization dedicated to responsible stewardship of creation, and lives at the Waubesa Marsh in Wisconsin, were he has created a sanctuary for animals to travel a glacial drumlin island that emerges from the marsh.
Dickson, John P.
John Dickson is founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a degree in theology and a doctorate in ancient history, specializing in the birth of Christianity. An ordained Anglican minister he is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), where he teaches a course on Christian origins. He has hosted two nationally televised documentaries (The Christ Files and Life of Jesus), authored over a dozen books and is a busy public speaker.
Peter Doumit is a consulting geologist with a background in education, a licensed Professional Geologist for the state of Wyoming, and author of A Unification of Science and Religion (2010). A former high school science teacher and junior college geology and astronomy professor, Mr. Doumit has experienced first-hand the questions that surround the roles that science and religion play in the lives of many people. He holds a B.S. in Natural Science with a Geology emphasis from the University of Puget Sound, and an M.A. in Earth Science with a Geology emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado. He resides in western Colorado with his wife and three children.
Noah Efron is a senior faculty member on the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University, in Israel. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Science and Religion. He has been appointed to serve on the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture’s committee to evaluate and regulate genetically modified agriculture and invited to participate in Knesset deliberations on human cloning. Efron has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a fellow of the Dibner Institute for History of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and a fellow in History at Harvard University. He was recently selected to receive a Greenwall Ruebhausen Fellowship, which will support a tenure as a visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian Eisenback is an Associate Professor of Biology at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. He received a B.S. in biology from Bryan College and a Ph.D. in entomology from Virginia Tech. At Bryan, he teaches Biology, Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Science. He loves teaching, reading, playing soccer, kayaking and hiking. He lives in Dayton with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Madeline.
Shelley Emling is a freelance writer for the International Herald Tribune and a former foreign correspondent based in London. Her new book The Fossil Hunter tells the real-life story of Mary Anning, a poor 19th century girl whose fossil discoveries helped change our view of the Earth's history.
Pete Enns is a former Senior Fellow of Biblical Studies for The BioLogos Foundation and author of several books and commentaries, including the popular Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, which looks at three questions raised by biblical scholars that seem to threaten traditional views of Scripture.
Evans, Rachel Held
Rachel Held Evans is a self-described "writer, skeptic, and Christ-follower" from Dayton, Tennessee—home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Her first book is a spiritual memoir entitled Evolving in Monkey Town. She enjoys speaking, blogging, traveling, playing poker, and talking theology over coffee.
Darrel Falk is former president of BioLogos and currently serves as BioLogos' Senior Advisor for Dialog. He is Professor of Biology, Emeritus at Point Loma Nazarene University and serves as Senior Fellow at The Colossian Forum. Falk is the author of Coming to Peace with Science.
Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton. He is author of numerous books and writes regularly on his own blog. You can learn more about him at his website.
Kate Fields is a graduate biology student at Austin Peay State University where she is conducting biology pedagogy research in Tennessee secondary biology classrooms. She is a lover of Christ, all things science, a good cup of coffee, very short hair, laughing until crying, and the triathlon. Though sometimes she can barely work a toaster, she enjoys writing about it and the joys and pains of this journey called life, and prays for a few traveling mercies along the way. You can catch up with her by way of her blog: katemusingsoflate.blogspot.com or on Twitter: @SojournerKate
Graeme Finlay is a cell biologist who teaches scientific pathology at the University of Auckland, and conducts his research in the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre. He has written actively to introduce Christians to the implications of comparative genome sequencing. His book Human Evolution: Genes Genealogies and Phylogenies (CUP) is his first full monograph. He has a degree in theology and is active as a lay preacher.
David Fitch is a professor in the Biology Department at New York University, teaching courses such as Molecular Genetics and Principles of Evolution. He received his B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College and his PhD in genetics from the University of Connecticut. His current research project involves using the developmental genetic model system Caenorhabditis elegans to characterize genes responsible for morphogenesis.
Flipse, Abraham C.
Abraham C. Flipse is a historian of science at, and the university historian of, VU University Amsterdam. His research focuses on university history and the historical relationship between science and religion. He has also participated in two projects (sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and BioLogos) to stimulate an open discussion on science and religion in the Netherlands.
Tyler Francke is a print journalist and freelance writer in the Pacific Northwest. He is the founder and lead contributor of God of Evolution—a blog promoting the harmony of biblical Christianity and mainstream science—and author of Reoriented, a novel due to be released in 2014 by TouchPoint Press.
René Fransen combines work as science writer for Science LinX, the University of Groningen science centre with free lance science writing. Being an evangelical Christian, his interest in science and religion topics has grown over the last ten years, resulting in numerous newspaper- and magazine articles, a book explaining evolution and its consequences to a Christian public (2009) and participation in two projects (sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and BioLogos) to stimulate an open discussion on creation and evolution.
Stephen Freeland is currently project manager for the NASA Astrobiology Institute research team based at the University of Hawaii. His academic background (a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Oxford, a master’s in biological computation from York University, and a doctorate in genetics from Cambridge) has led him to spend the past twelve years researching the evolution of genetic coding. Steve’s current research explores the evolution of the amino acid “alphabet”—the set of twenty building blocks with which life has been making the proteins of metabolism for more than three billion years. Underlying this research is a growing interest in the cosmological question, “To what degree is life on Earth (or elsewhere) a result of chance?” As the son of a biology teacher who retrained as a Methodist minister, Steve has been blessed with an encouraging environment with which to explore the interface of science and faith since childhood.
Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker recognized worldwide as a cultural catalyst and champion of the reconciling power of creative art. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009), Fujimura speaks and exhibits his work across the globe, and founded the International Arts Movement (IAM) in 1992. He is the author of Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, a collection of essays on culture, art, and humanity, drawing upon images from science and the natural world. In 2001 he illuminated The Four Holy Gospels, an exquisitely designed and produced edition of the four canonical Gospels in the English Standard Version, published in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible in 1611. See more at www.makotofujimura.com.
Kerry Fulcher is Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), responsible for all undergraduate and graduate operations in the area of curriculum, instructional programs, educational policy, academic planning, and academic resources. He studied biology as an undergraduate at Northwest Nazarene College, and then earned his PhD in Zoology from the University of Idaho. He further did his Postdoctoral IRTA Fellowship with the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, NIH. He was a professor of biology at PLNU as well as Biology Chair from 2002 to 2008. He is a professional member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and the National Science Teachers Association. He has also given numerous lectures on stem cells, the Creation-Evolution debate, and spiritual lessons from nature and science.
Larry Funck is an Emeritus Professor at Wheaton College where he taught Inorganic Chemistry for over forty years. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Lesotho, southern Africa in 1995-96, and the Chief Reader for College Board’s Advanced Placement Chemistry program from 2009 through 2013. He continues to be engaged in the Wheaton Chemistry Department, and is currently teaching the origin of life component in the Theories of Origins course on the Wheaton campus. Married for fifty years, he enjoys swimming, listening to classical music, following major league baseball and learning to know his grandchildren.
Gerald Gabrielse is the Leverett Professor and former department chair of the physics department at Harvard University. Gabrielse was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences for making incredibly precise measurements to test the most fundamental mathematical description of physical reality and for starting low energy antiproton and antihydrogen physics. He is an active member of the NAS and has chaired the DAMOP Division of the American Physical Society.
Dr. Sy Garte earned his Ph.D.in biochemistry from the City University of New York, where he also holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry. In addition to publishing more than 200 scientific publications in genetics, epidemiology, the environment and other areas, Dr. Garte is the author of Where We Stand: A Surprising Look at the Real State of Our Planet (Amacom) and Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogenesis (Kluwer) and is co-editor of Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (Wiley). He has been a Professor of Public Health and Environmental Health Sciences at New York University, UMDNJ, and the University of Pittsburgh. He currently works as a science administrator.
Jon Garvey studied medicine at Cambridge and theology at the Open Theological College, Cheltenham. During a career in General Practice he was also on the leadership team of a large (by UK standards) evangelical church, and did medical and Christian journalism. Retired, he now lives close to Devon's Jurassic Coast and spends his time in wondering how it got there and in writing and performing music, his first love.
Karl Giberson directs the new science & religion writing program at Gordon College in Boston. He has published more than 100 articles, reviews and essays for Web sites and journals including Salon.com, Books & Culture, and the Huffington Post. He has written seven books, including Saving Darwin, The Language of Science & Faith, and The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age.
Owen Gingerich is a former Research Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Harvard University, and a senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. In addition to his research and teaching, he has written many books on the history of astronomy. Gingerich is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the International Academy of the History of Science. He has been active in the American Scientific Affiliation and a society of evangelical scientists.
Glover, Gordon J.
Gordon J. Glover holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering and is the author of Beyond the Firmament: Understanding Science and Creation. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he now resides in the Washington, D.C. area where he works and runs the popular blog, "Beyond the Firmament".
Brian Godawa is the screenwriter of To End All Wars and other feature films. He has written and directed documentaries on church-state relations, stem cell research and higher education politics. He is the author of Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) and Chronicles of the Nephilim, a series of fantasy novels about Biblical heroes within their ancient Near Eastern mythological context. He speaks around the country to churches, high schools and colleges on movies, worldviews and faith. His movie blog can be found at godawa.com/movieblog/.
Dr. Charley Gordon is committed to seeing God’s handiwork in daily life. As a neurosurgeon and scientist in Tyler, Texas, he brings a unique perspective to his pursuit of cataloging evidence of God’s signature throughout creation. His observations can be found in a recently published book called, In Plain Sight: Seeing God's Signature throughout Creation available at amazon.com. See more of his work at www.DesignedOnPurpose.com.
Joel Green is a New Testament scholar, theologian, author, and Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has written and edited some thirty books, including What About the Soul? and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Theological Interpretation. Green is also an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church with 12 years of pastoral ministry experience.
Os Guinness is an author, social critic, and founder of the Trinity Forum. He has been a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and a guest scholar and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a frequent speaker at political and business conferences around the world and has written or edited more than 25 books.
Malcolm Guite is a priest, chaplain and teacher at the University of Cambridge. He is also a poet and singer-songwriter. He has published two collections of poetry: Saying the Names (2002) and The Magic Apple Tree (2004). He is also the author of What Do Christians Believe? and Faith, Hope and Poetry. His essay on literature and incarnation is included in Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts.
Michael Gungor is a Grammy-nominated musician and song-writer from Denver, Colorado. He and his wife have produced the albums “Beautiful Things”, “Ghosts Upon the Earth”, and the recent “I Am Mountain”, as well as a live album entitled “A Creation Liturgy”. With thought-provoking lyrics and wide-ranging musical styles, their songs celebrate creation and redemption in the midst of a painful and imperfect world.
Deborah Haarsma serves as President of The BioLogos Foundation, a position she has held since January 2013. Previously, she served as professor and chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gifted in interpreting complex scientific topics for lay audiences, Dr. Haarsma often speaks to churches, colleges, and schools about the relationships between science and Christian faith. She is author (along with her husband Loren Haarsma) of Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (2011, 2007), a book presenting the agreements and disagreements of Christians regarding the history of life and the universe. Haarsma is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
Loren Haarsma earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and did five years of postdoctoral research in neuroscience in Boston and in Philadelphia. He began teaching physics at Calvin College in 1999. His current scientific research is studying the activity of ion channels in nerve cells and other cell types, and computer modeling of self-organized complexity in biology and in economics. He studies and writes on topics at the intersection of science and faith, and co-authored Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design with his wife, Deborah.
Dominic Halsmer is the former Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Oral Roberts University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. Along with several of his colleagues, he is the recipient of an ECF grant for a project titled, “Science and the Wisdom of God: An Interdisciplinary Project to Help Christians Gain an Appreciation for the Ingenuity Behind our Evolving Universe.”
Daniel Hamlin is a network administrator at a midwest university, and a blogger for Nazarenes Exploring Evolution.
Dr. John Hammett is Professor of Systematic Theology and Associate Dean of Theological Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Bill Hankel resides in Horsham, PA with his wife, Carol, and his son, Phillip. He works in the Sales Department of STRONGARM Designs, Inc., a local manufacturing company.
James Hannam took a Physics degree at Oxford before training as an accountant. He enjoyed a successful career in the City, mainly financing film production, but harboured ambitions to write about the history of science. In 2001, he started a part time MA at Birkbeck College, London in Historical Research. In 2003, he began his PhD program at Cambridge in the History and Philosophy of Science, and wrote his thesis on the decline of medieval learning during the 16th century. His book for general readers, God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundation of Modern Science, was published by Icon in 2009. It is titled in the U.S. as The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution. The book was shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books in 2010.
Jeff Hardin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Zoology and Faculty Director of the Biology Core Curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on basic mechanisms of early embryonic development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of BioLogos.
Randal Hardman is a writer and blogger at www.thebarainitiative.com. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Appalachian State University, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and is currently finishing work on an M.A. in Theological Studies from Asbury. He worked with Summit ministries from 2007 to 2012 as the Classroom Director and a speaker. His academic interests include the historical Jesus, the early Church, scriptural inspiration, and the creation/evolution debate. He also loves coffee and the Packers.
Daniel Harrell is the Senior Minister of Colonial Church in Edina, Minnesota. He is the author of the books Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith, How To Be Perfect: One Church’s Experiment with Living the Book of Leviticus, and the forthcoming Wisdom of the Saints (And Near Saints): Christian Inspiration from A-Z. He also teaches theology at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul.
Mark Harris, PhD, is Lecturer in Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. His first academic career was in Physics, but after studying Theology as preparation for ministry in the Church of England, he became enthralled with Biblical Studies. He is interested in the ways that modern science has affected biblical interpretation, especially in understandings of creation and of miracle. He is the author of The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science (Acumen, 2013).
Lincoln Harvey is Tutor in Theology at St Mellitus College. He studied Systematic Theology at King's College London under the supervision of Colin E. Gunton, on whose theology he has edited a collection of essays with T&T Clark. He was previously Tutor for Christian Doctrine at The South East Institute for Theological Education (SEITE), and has also taught on the MA programmes at King's College, London. He has contributed to a number of books and journals, and is currently working on a theology of sport. Lincoln is Associate Priest at St Andrew's Fulham Fields, having served his curacy at St John-at-Hackney in East London.
Ross Hastings is an associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College, Vancouver British Columbia. Hastings teaches in the areas of the theology and spirituality of mission, pastoral theology and ethics. He has served as a pastor in Kingston, ON, Burnaby, BC, and Montreal, QC, and for eleven years as the senior pastor of Peace Portal Alliance Church in White Rock, BC. He has earned two PhDs, one in organo-metallic chemistry at Queen’s University (ON), and the other in theology at St. Andrew’s University, in his native Scotland. His theological dissertation is a comparative study of the Trinitarian theology of Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth and is in the publication process.
John Hawthorne has spent the past 30 years in Christian Higher Education as a sociology professor and college administrator. He earned his PhD in sociology in 1986 from Purdue University. His research interests focus on articulating Christian community in congregations and schools. He currently lives in the greater Los Angeles area.
Joshua Hayashi is a Chaplain at Punahou School in Honolulu HI. A native of the islands, he received his B.A. from Bethel College (IN) and an M.Div from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. He loves to be outdoors either hiking in the mountains or in the water. He is trying to live authentically with his family, colleagues and students. He lives in Honolulu with his wife Charity and children Everett and Alethea.
Katharine Hayhoe is a highly-respected expert on climate change. An associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, her focus is developing new ways to quantify the potential impacts of human activities at the regional scale. As founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, she also provides relevant, state-of-the-art information to a broad range of non-profit, industry and government clients about how climate change will affect our lives. Her work has resulted in over 50 peer reviewed publications in key reports on the issue. She also teamed up with Andrew Farley to write A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.
Benoit Hebert has a master’s degree in theoretical physics and teaches in a college preparatory program for students preparing for university study in the sciences. In addition to his teaching, he has served as a youth pastor and also devotes much of his time now to the Science et Foi project along with two prominent French geneticists, Pascal Touzet and David Meyre. Hebert lives with his wife and three children in France.
Fredric Heeren has a reputation for writing about the everyday work of leading scientists so that readers wish they too could be out there making these discoveries. Heeren’s recent investigations have taken him to fossil sites that tell the story of life’s evolution — from early Cambrian and Precambrian sites across southern China, to the hominin findings at Koobi Fora, Kenya, to the Romanian Carpathians where he joined cave-divers excavating the earliest modern human remains in Europe. He has covered science news for over a dozen newspapers, magazines, and science journals.
Christy Hemphill and her husband are linguists who work on a minority language preservation and Scripture translation project in southern Mexico. She has been reading BioLogos articles since she first heard of the website’s launch in 2009. As the primary educator of her three children, she is particularly interested in quality science/faith resources for parents who homeschool.
Dr. Richard S. Hess is Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary. He is also the editor of the Denver Journal, the Seminary’s online theological review journal, and the Bulletin for Biblical Research. Dr. Hess earned a PhD from Hebrew Union College, an MDiv and a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Wheaton College. He is a member of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version and serves as Old Testament and archaeology editor for the forthcoming NIV Study Bible. Dr. Hess has also worked for the New American Bible, the Holman Standard Christian Bible, the English Standard Version, and The Common English Bible translations of the Old Testament. His current research projects include commentaries on the books of Genesis and Kings, an Introduction to the Old Testament, Hebrew grammar, and the study of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Old Testament.
Sørina Higgins is an adjunct faculty member in English at Penn State (Lehigh Valley) and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published one poetry chapbook, The Significance of Swans (Finishing Line Press) and has a full-length collection entitled Caduceus due out from WordTech Communications/David Roberts Books in February 2012. She is the Book Review Editor of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, a staff writer for Curator, and blogs about the arts and faith at http://iambicadmonit.blogspot.com. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina and her husband live in Kutztown, PA, in a home they built themselves.
Jonathan P. Hill is assistant professor of sociology at Calvin College. His scholarship is concerned with the relationship of religious pluralism to higher education institutional contexts, the religious faith and practice of emerging adults, and the influence of social and religious contexts on beliefs about human origins. He completed his doctoral work at the University of Notre Dame and joined the Calvin faculty in 2009. In 2013 he received Calvin’s Faculty Lectureship Award. He is coauthor of the book Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church (Oxford, 2014) and has a forthcoming book on emerging adult faith with Calvin College Press.
Rev. Scott E. Hoezee is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America and has served two congregations. He was the pastor of Second Christian Reformed Church in Fremont, Michigan, from 1990-1993. Then from 1993-2005 he was the Minister of Preaching and Administration at Calvin CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the spring of 2005 Scott accepted the Seminary’s offer to become the first Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching. He has also been a member of the Pastor-Theologian Program sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, where he was pastor-in-residence in the fall of 2000. He is a past co-editor of “Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought”. With Deborah Haarsma he is a past co-director of “The Ministry Theorem” project at Calvin College and Seminary (2009-2011). He is the author of several books, including “Remember Creation” (Eerdmans, 1998), “Proclaim the Wonder: Preaching Science on Sunday” (Baker, 2005), and most recently of “Actuality: Preaching Real Life Stories for Sermons That Matter (Abingdon, 2014). Along with Deborah Haarsma he co-edited the volume “Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church” (2012).
Ryan Hornbeck holds a DPhil (2012) and an MA (2007) in Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis (2003). His dissertation was based on 15 months’ of fieldwork in Wuhan, China, and used CSR theories and methods to examine Chinese young adults’ pursuit of “spiritual” (精神) experiences in a video game, World of Warcraft. His upcoming book will examine the cognitive foundations of these in-game spiritual experiences and the offline, socio-cultural factors that motivate players to cultivate them. He is currently Research Faculty at the Thrive Center for Human Development, where he co-manages The Chinese Challenge grant with Dr. Justin Barrett.
Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology, and Too Good to be True: Finding Hope in a World of Hype.
Kathleen L. Housley is a poet and the author of eight books. Her two collections of poetry, Firmament (Higganum Hill Books 2007) and Epiphanies (Wising Up Press 2013) explore the borderlands between science and religion.
Wyatt Houtz graduated from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a degree in Computer Engineering and has worked in the IT industry for over twenty years. He is a former pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA and is now a member of Trinitas Presbyterian Church (PCA). He resides in Woodinville, WA with his wife Tracy and three children.
Joel Hunter is senior pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed in Longwood, Fla. Hunter is also a board member of the World Evangelical Alliance and author of the book A New Kind of Conservative.
Ian H. Hutchinson is professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His primary research interest is plasma physics and its practical applications. He and his MIT team designed, built and operate the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, an international experimental facility whose magnetically confined plasmas are prototypical of a future fusion reactor. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Cambridge University and his doctorate in engineering physics from the Australian National University. He directed the Alcator project from 1987 to 2003 and served as head of MIT’s nuclear science and engineering department from 2003 to 2009. In addition to over 200 journal articles on a variety of plasma phenomena, Hutchinson is widely known for his standard monograph on measuring plasmas: Principles of Plasma Diagnostics. For more, see Hutchinson's book Monopolizing Knowledge.
Stan Ingersol, Ph.D., is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, the University of Kansas, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Duke University. A church historian, he has been manager of the Nazarene Archives since 1985. He is the author of Nazarene Roots: Pastors, Prophets, Revivalists and Reformers (2009) and the forthcoming Past and Prospect from the Point Loma Press. He is a co-author of Our Watchword & Song: the Centennial History of the Church of the Nazarene (2009) and of What is a Nazarene?: Understanding Our Place in the Religious Community (1998, rev. 2013). A frequent contributor to church publications, he is on the editorial board of the Wesleyan Theological Journal.
Randy Isaac is a solid-state physics research scientist and executive director of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), where he has been a member since 1976 and a fellow since 1996. Isaac received his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and his doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined IBM to work at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 1977 and most recently served as the vice-president of systems technology and science for the company.
Emily Jarvis received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UCLA with research specializing in computational quantum chemistry and solid state physics. In 2007 she joined the Chemistry Department at Gordon College, which has a strong emphasis on green chemistry. In addition to computational chemistry and physics, Jarvis is very interested in federal science policy and integration of science and faith topics.
Lisa Jeanguenin serves as administrative assistant at BioLogos, supporting the Evolution & Christian Faith grant program and the Foundation's annual Biology by the Sea workshop. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from San Diego State University and a Master's in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University. Outside the office, Lisa is an avid snowboarder and fan of live music.
Paul S. Julienne recently retired from his career as a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Joint Quantum Institute of NIST and the University of Maryland. He has published over 200 scientific papers on the theory of quantum processes in atomic, molecular, and optical physics.
Kenneth Keathley is Professor of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Keay, Robert D.
Robert Keay earned the PhD in New Testament at the University of St Andrews (Scotland), where he also served as a Teaching Fellow in New Testament. He then moved to Northern Ireland where he taught for several years as a Lecturer in New Testament and Hellenistic Greek at Queen's University, Belfast (N. Ireland). He has recently entered the ministry as Pastor of First Baptist Church, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. The “Influentials” issue of New York magazine featured Keller as “the most successful Christian evangelist in the city” for his engagement with the young professional and artist demographics. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn., his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hampton, Mass., and his Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of such New York Times bestselling books as The Reason for God and Prayer. He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which has helped start over 250 churches in global cities worldwide. He lives in New York City with his wife Kathy.
Rick Kennedy received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is professor of history at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California. His books include A History of Reasonableness: Testimony and Authority in the Art of Thinking (University of Rochester Press, 2004), Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard (Colonial Society of Massachusetts and University Press of Virginia, 1995), and Faith at State: A Handbook for Christians at Secular Universities (InterVarsity, 1995).
David Kerk is Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Point Loma Nazarene University. Dr. Kerk obtained his PhD in Anatomy at UCLA and is currently involved in bioinformatics research at the University of Calgary. He resides on Vancouver Island, in Parksville, B.C. Canada.
James Kidder holds a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Tennessee (UT). He currently employed as an instructor at UT, and as a science research librarian at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has been involved in the Veritas Forum at UT and runs the blog "Science and Religion: A View from an Evolutionary Creationist/Theistic Evolutionist."
Kevin Kim is one of the teaching pastors at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and the campus minister at Open Door Church San Mateo. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A in Biology and from Biblical Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.
Seung-Hwan Kim grew up in a Buddhist family in South Korea. After finishing his graduate study in Molecular Biology at Seoul National University in 1997, he and his wife moved to the United States, where he came to faith in Christ. Kim received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Texas A&M University and started applying for university research positions. Instead, God called him into full-time ministry. Since 2012, he has worked to plant a new Korean church, Grace Truth Community Church, in Cambridge, Mass. Kim obtained his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell in 2013 and became an ordained pastor in the Southern Baptist Convention. Today, with funds from a BioLogos Evolution & Christian Faith grant, Kim is working to produce teaching and preaching materials about evolution for church leaders.
Daniel Kirk is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary in Northern California. He is the author of Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and blogs regularly at Storied Theology. He has published articles in numerous venues including Journal of Biblical Literature, Zeitschrift for Neues Testament, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and Christianity Today.
Jonathan Kooiman is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. However, he currently resides in Wheaton, Illinois where he is studying biochemistry at Wheaton College. He hopes to continue his studies at medical school. Jon is passionate about making God's name great among the nations and plans on serving as a medical missionary.
Brad Kramer is the BioLogos content editor. He completed his M.Div. at Biblical Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and earned a BS in politics, philosophy, and economics from The King’s College in New York City. His articles have appeared in The Daily Beast, Patrol, and OnFaith.
Eric Kretschmer is Youth Director at Chapel By The Sea in Anchorage, Alaska, which encompasses teaching, planning and running retreats, and coordinating trips with groups of adults and teens into bush Alaska to minister in Alaska’s villages. He also teaches AP Biology at a local Christian high school in the mornings during the school year. He earned a bachelor's degree in the field of Genetics from the University of California, Davis in 1992 and a Master’s Degree in the field of Theology from Bethel Theological Seminary in 2012.
Laing, John D.
John D. Laing serves as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston, TX, and as the Director of Southwestern Seminary’s chaplaincy programs. He is an active member of several scholarly societies and has served as both the Chairman and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society. His primary areas of interest include Philosophical Theology, Christology, Theological Hermeneutics, Divine Providence, and the integration of Science, Christian Theology & Ethical Theory. A complete list of his publications and teaching may be found here. In addition to his academic endeavors, Dr. Laing has been serving in the United States Army for over 25 years and is currently the senior Chaplain for the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard. He is an active churchman, and has a keen interest in missions, which has manifested itself in preaching/teaching on five continents over the last 15 years. John is the husband of one wife, Stefana, who is an accomplished Patristics scholar in her own right, and the father of three beautiful children.
Lake, Todd L.
Todd Lake is Vice President for Spiritual Development at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He has a B.A. in German Studies from Harvard, earned an M.Div. from Southern Seminary, and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston College. He has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, as pastor of Cambridgeport Baptist Church in Cambridge, MA and as Dean for University Life at Baylor University.
Joseph Lam is a faculty member of the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He earned a Ph.D. in Semitic languages at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, where he focused on the study of Biblical Hebrew language and literature. He has taught at both the University of Chicago and Regent College, where he previously earned his M.Div. degree.
Denis Lamoureux is the associate professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. He holds a PhD in evangelical theology and a PhD in evolutionary biology. Lamoureux is the author of the books Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution (2008) and I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution (2009). More on his work can be found
Paul H. Lange, M.D., is the Pritt Chair in Prostate Cancer Research and a professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Lange is also director of the Institute of Prostate Cancer Research and the UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Doug Lauffenburger is the Ford Professor of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology and Head of the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. His research group at the school focuses on molecular cell bioengineering. He is also a member of the American Scientific Affiliation. His church home is the First United Presbyterian Church of Cambridge MA.
John Leax is poet-in-residence at Houghton College in the Genesee Valley of western New York, where he taught literature and writing for nearly forty years. He is the author of four books of poetry, four books of nonfiction, and one novel, in addition to having written a newspaper column and shepherded Houghton’s online literary journal, Stonework. The subjects he has explored include vocation, family heritage, community, gardening, environmental stewardship and civil disobedience, the integration of faith and learning, and the interrelationship of nature and culture. This essay combines several of those themes as a reminder that our science, faith, and art must be integrated in order to fully live out our calling as God’s image-bearers. More about Leax may be found here and here.
Arie Leegwater is a professor emeritus of chemistry at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and editor of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, the journal of the American Scientific Affiliation. He received his doctorate in chemistry from The Ohio State University, where his thesis was on steric effects in organic chemistry.
Dr. Steve Lemke is Provost and Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he occupies the McFarland Chair of Theology. He is also Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry.
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum. In addition, he teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program at the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School, Oxford University. He is author of several books, including Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science.
Jimmy Lin is a biomedical researcher. He holds an MD/PhD from Johns Hopkins University and a masters in health science from the School of Public Health and is earning an M.A. in religion at Reformed Theological Seminary.
Michael Lipford is Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Virginia, a position he has held since 1991. Michael graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in biology and immediately began work as a field biologist, surveying streams throughout the southeast. Michael also received an MS in biology from James Madison University, where his studies focused on river and forest ecology. Before joining TNC, he was Instructor of Biology at Dabney Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, VA, where he also taught forestry and wildlife management. Michael directed and served as the ecologist for the Virginia Division of Natural Heritage, started by TNC and transferred to the VA Department of Conservation. In 2003, he received TNC’s highest staff honor, the One Conservancy Award. In 2010, he received the Virginia Environmental Leadership Award, voted on by his peers. Michael is a native of Portsmouth, VA. He is active in his church and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, drawing, beekeeping and gardening. He and his wife Elizabeth have restored a historic home in Richmond where they live with their three daughters.
Little, Bruce A.
Bruce A. Little, a native of New England, is Senior Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he has been on faculty since 2001. He serves as the director of the Francis A. Schaeffer collection, and since 2008 he has been the Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern. He received his Bachelors degree from Baptist Bible College of PA, a M.A. in Apologetics and a M.R.E. from Liberty University, a D. Min from Columbia Biblical Seminary, and a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since 1995 he has maintained an active apologetic ministry in Eastern Europe where he has been invited by various state universities and schools to present lectures on different subjects as understood within a Christian worldview. He has been a plenary speaker at conferences including scientific conferences in Eastern Europe and is regular speaker at the European Leadership Forum as well as the Cambridge Scholars Network.
Michael Lloyd, who is Tutor in Theology at St. Paul’s Theological Center (SPTC), completed his doctoral thesis on the problem of evil at Oxford University. Following this, he was on staff at St. James the Less in Pimlico before returning to Oxford to teach doctrine at St. Stephen's House. He was also a member of Oxford University's Faculty of Theology. He also is the author of Cafe Theology, published by Alpha International.
Tremper Longman is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, as well as Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School and adjunct of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of over twenty books, including the upcoming Science, Creation and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins with physicist Richard F. Carlson.
Ard Louis is a Reader in Theoretical Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he leads a research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology. He is also the International Secretary for Christians in Science, an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and served on the board of advisors for the John Templeton Foundation.
Kelsey Luoma is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, where she received a bachelor's degree in biology. She plans to continue her education in medical school. As an evangelical Christian and student of biology, Luoma is very interested in resolving the conflict between faith and science. She has spent two summers working as a student intern for BioLogos. In the future, she hopes to serve internationally as a physician.
Mark H. Mann is the director of the Wesleyan Center, Point Loma Press, and Honors Program at Point Loma Nazarene University. Mark received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Nazarene College and went on to earn both an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies (2004) from Boston University. Mann previously served at Colgate University where he was both chaplain and professor. Mann has previous experience in editing, student development and staff ministry at the local church level.
Rev. Mapes has 25 years of ministry experience throughout the Appalachian region. He is currently serving in the small town of Ravenswood, W.Va.
Stephen Mapes served as webmaster for BioLogos from 2009 to 2013. He received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and English from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. At ENC, Stephen was a teaching assistant for a general education science class about evolutionary theory and its relation to Christian faith. He was part of the web development team for the former Science & Theology News (which ceased publication in 2006) and has written for Science & Religion Today, a website aimed at a general audience. Stephen is currently pursuing graduate studies in mathematics at the University of California, San Diego.
Kevin Marks studied English and Screenwriting at UCLA. He is the Creative Director of HIghway Media, and has been the Creative Arts Director of The Highway Community since 2001.
Martin, Joel W.
Dr. Joel W. Martin is Curator of Crustacea and Chief of the Division of Invertebrate Studies at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California and at UCLA. His research interests include the morphology, natural history, and evolutionary relationships of crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and their many relatives. His research has benefitted from more than 20 grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, and he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Martin is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA, where he works with the high school youth ministry.
Stephen Matheson is an author, editor, and developmental cell biologist, formerly at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes regularly on his blog “Quintessence of Dust”, which explores issues of science and Christian faith, focusing on genetics, development, evolution, neuroscience, and related topics, regularly discussing intelligent design, creationism, and other scientific issues that worry evangelical Christians.
Frederica Mathewes-Green is a wide-ranging author whose work has appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a regular commentator for National Public Radio, on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and a columnist for the Religion News Service and Christianity Today. She writes regular book and movie reviews, and her podcast “Frederica Here and Now” is carried on Ancient Faith Radio. She has published 9 books, including The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God.
Dr. James May is a General Practitioner (family doctor) and vice-chairman of the UK charity HealthWatch-UK, which promotes the practice and public understanding of evidence-based medicine. Dr. May graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 1997, and earned an MA in Bioethics at the University of Surrey, where he wrote a dissertation on the mind-body problem in medicine. During a sabbatical this year, May spent 6 weeks working with the Faraday Institute, Cambridge, on the connections between Science and Art, and another 6 weeks exploring the American West, the Californian coast, Yosemite, Death Valley and the Canyon Lands. He lives with his wife and four children in the central-London borough of Hackney, part of a church plant among the highest concentration of artists in Europe.
Jeffrey Mays is a writer and administrator with Novare Science and Math. He was an educator for several years and a pastor for four, completing an M.Div from Covenant Seminary in 1999. He is interested in finding ways to harmonize science with Christian doctrine. He is also a fiction writer and his debut novel, The Former Hero, will be released in Fall 2014 by AEC Stellar Publishing.
Abigail McFarthing is the author of the new Test of FAITH homeschool course and has worked in education in the US, South Africa, and the UK. A former homeschooler herself, she graduated with highest honors in English and Secondary Education from Wheaton College. She led church youth work for four years, and currently works with young people with learning difficulties. She is also a worship leader and songwriter; you can listen to her album at http://abigailmcfarthing.bandcamp.com
Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. In addition to his work at Oxford, McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds. His personal website can be accessed here.
Scot McKnight, a New Testament scholar who has written widely on the historical Jesus and Christian spirituality, is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University, a masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a doctorate from the University of Nottingham. He has written fifty books, including the popular The Jesus Creed, which won an award from Christianity Today in 2004, and his latest book The King Jesus Gospel. You can read more from McKnight at his blog Jesus Creed.
Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. He graduated from the University of Maryland with his degrees in English (Bachelor of Arts and Masters). In 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and in 2010, he received a second honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary. Brian has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings around the world. He is also an accomplished writer and has authored books such as A New Kind of Christianity, The Secret Message of Jesus, and Finding Our Way Again.
Tom McLeish is Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Durham University. He studied for his first degree and PhD in polymer physics at the University of Cambridge and in 1987 became a lecturer in physics at the University of Sheffield. In 1993 he took the chair in polymer physics at the University of Leeds. He took up his current position in Durham in 2008.
Kathy McReynolds is a professor in the Biblical Studies Department at Biola University, where she teaches on Theology of Suffering & Disability and Healthcare Ethics, and as an adjunct in Apologetics. She holds a B.A. in Christian Education from Biola University, an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Biola’s Talbot School of Theology, and a Ph.D in Ethics from USC, specializing in ethical issues in genetic enhancement research. Since 2007, Kathy has also been at the Christian Institute on Disability at Joni and Friends, first as Director of Public Policy, and now as Director of Academic Studies.
Shannon Medisky is a teacher turned mom turned writer, offering practical ideas and concrete ways to invite more peace into daily life. Her articles have been featured in Exceptional Parents, Adoptive Families and Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family. She blogs at InvitingPeace.com.
Clarence Menninga was born in rural Iowa in 1928, and grew up in a Christian family. He earned the B.A. (chemistry) at Calvin College in 1949, the M.A.T. (science and math) at Western Michigan University in 1959, and the Ph.D. at Purdue University (chemistry) in 1965. After a stint in industry as an analytical chemist, he taught chemistry at Grand Rapids (Michigan) Christian High School, was employed briefly at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (Livermore, CA), then became Professor of Geology at Calvin College in 1967, retiring from full time in 1990. He lives in Grand Rapids and remains active at the College, teaching a course for senior citizens occasionally, and giving a departmental seminar talk from time to time.
Meyer, Stephen C.
Stephen C. Meyer is director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and a founder both of the intelligent design movement and of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters. He is author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne 2009).
Miles, Sara Joan
Dr. Sara Joan Miles is an historian of science and Founding Dean Emerita of Esperanza College, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. Before her retirement from Eastern in 2005, Dr. Miles taught in the History and Biology departments there, and previously taught biology, history and served as Health Professions Counselor at Wheaton College. She holds an M.R.E. from Texas Christian University, an M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. in History of Science from the University of Chicago. Miles did additional graduate work in anthropology at Hartford Seminary, and served as a missionary-teacher for three years in Zaire. She is a current board member of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith and a Fellow of American Scientific Affiliation.
Keith Miller is research assistant professor of geology at Kansas State University in the United States. He is editor of Perspectives on an Evolving Creation (Eerdmans, 2003), an anthology of essays by prominent evangelical Christian scientists who accept theistic evolution. He is also a member of the executive committee of the American Scientific Affiliation, an association of Christians in the sciences, and a board member of Kansas Citizens for Science, a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of science.
Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner are biology professors at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They teach a variety of courses, including those about introductory biology, Galápagos, and understanding the evolution-creationism controversy. Randy and Sehoya's most recent books include Arguing for Evolution: An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science (2011, Greenwood Press) and Understanding Galápagos: What You'll See and What It Means (2013, McGraw-Hill).
Moritz, Joshua M.
Joshua M. Moritz, PhD, is Lecturer of Philosophical Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco, and Managing Editor of the journal Theology and Science. He has studied at the Graduate Theological Union, Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, and Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Moritz holds degrees in theology, philosophy, history, the classical languages, and evolutionary biology.
Stephen O. Moshier is a professor and chair of the Geology & Environmental Science Department at Wheaton College in Illinois. Moshier has practiced geology as a college professor and an oil company geologist. Much of his early research in geology involved describing and interpreting oil reservoir rocks. More recently, Dr. Moshier's research efforts are in the field of geoarchaeology, participating in expeditions to the Sinai, Egypt, and Israel. He 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 is a member of several professional geological societies.
Dr. John T. Mullen earned his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. He also holds a Masters degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from Notre Dame, and a Master's degree in Philosophy from Texas A&M University. He specializes in Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Science, and has extensive teaching experience in Ethics, Logic and the History of Philosophy. He has previously taught at St. Gregory’s University, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Valparaiso University. Dr. Mullen began teaching at Bethany College (Kansas) in 2012. He and his wife Rhonda have two children, Amy (16) and Christopher (13). Dr. Mullen is also a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Commander, and a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
R.T. Mullins (PhD University of St Andrews) has expertise in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and systematic theology. His research primarily focuses on the nature of God, alternative models of the God-world relationship, and the Christian doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation. He is currently writing a monograph on God, time, and eternity. He has published on topics such as disability theology and the resurrection, divine eternality, divine simplicity, and the philosophy of time. Currently he is the Analytic Theology Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion.
George Murphy has been active for many years in helping churches see the relevance of science for faith and to deal with religious issues raised by science and technology. With a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Johns Hopkins, he taught college science courses for twelve years. Now retired from regular parish ministry, he continues to write and speak on issues of science and theology and is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. His most recent books are Pulpit Science Fiction and The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross.
Nancey Murphy joined the Fuller Theological Seminary faculty in 1989 and serves as professor of Christian philosophy. Murphy serves on the board of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Science and Religion. Murphy’s first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning, received the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence. Other recent books include Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will and Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?. Murphy serves as an editorial advisor for numerous publishers and journals. She is also a research professor at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren.
Michael Murray is Executive Vice President of Programs at the John Templeton Foundation. He is responsible for establishing funding initiatives for the foundation’s research efforts, including the study of issues such as the nature of love, gratitude and forgiveness, and the compatibility of science and faith. Murray previously held the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professorship in the Humanities and Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., and held fellowships from Oriel College, Oxford, the Institute for Research in the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Notre Dame Center for Philosophy and Religion.
Ken Myers is founder of Mars Hill Audio, an organization which commits “to produce creative audio resources that encourage Christians to grow in obedient wisdom concerning the cultural consequences of our duty to love God and neighbor.”After completing his Bachelor of Arts in communications, with an emphasis in film theory, Ken Myers worked for National Public Radio, where he edited material for the arts and performance programming which, at the time formed a much larger proportion of NPR’s creative work. He also finished a Master of Arts in Religion degree at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Dean Nelson directs the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. His book, Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne found God in Science and Religion, written with Karl Giberson, will be released in 2011 by Lion-Hudson Press of Oxford. His book God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World, was published by Brazos Press in 2009.
Elliot Nelson is a graduate student in physics and cosmology at Penn State University.
Roger Nicole (1915-2010) was visiting Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and professor emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Seminary. A native Swiss Reformed theologian and a Baptist, Dr. Nicole is regarded as one of the preeminent theologians in America. Nicole received S.T.M. and Th.D. degrees from Gordon Divinity School, a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and D.D. from Wheaton College. He was an associate editor for the New Geneva Study Bible and assisted in the translation of the NIV Bible. He was a past president and founding member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and a founding member of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. He wrote over one hundred articles and contributed to more than fifty books and reference works. For more on his life and work, see here.
Mark Noll is a historian, essayist and professor specializing in the history of American Christianity. Since 2006 he has been the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His books include America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln; God and Race in American Politics: A Short History and The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, which has been widely recognized for making a strong appeal for a better approach to intellectual life among American evangelicals.
Tim O'Connor is a philosopher whose chief interests lie in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion.
Oord, Thomas Jay
Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D. is professor of theology and philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University. He is the author and/or editor of about a dozen books, including Creation Made Free, Divine Grace and Emerging Creation, and Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement. He blogs frequently on issues of theology, science, and philosophy at http://thomasjayoord.com.
David Opderbeck is Professor of Law and Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall University Law School. He is also working on a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology at the University of Nottingham and is Pastoral Science Scholar with the Center for Pastoral Science.
Neil Ormerod is research Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University, Sydney Australia, and co-author with Cynthia Crysdale of Creator God, evolving world (Fortress Press, 2013). He is widely published in leading international theological journals and has another book, A Public God: Natural Theology Reconsidered, under contact with Fortress Press, to appear, 2014.
John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC). John's teaching centers around how faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Faith and Doubt, The Me I Want To Be, and most recently, Who is This Man?. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches.
Osborn, Ronald E.
Ronald E. Osborn (PhD in Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California) is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College, and the recipient of a 2015 Fulbright scholarship to Burma. A child of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries, Osborn grew up in Thailand, Taiwan, and Zimbabwe. His articles have appeared in a variety of popular as well as scholarly publications, including Sojourners, Commonweal, and First Things. He is the author of Anarchy and Apocalypse: Essays on Faith, Violence and Theodicy (Cascade Books, 2010), and Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering (IVP Academic, 2014).
Marty Ostrow has been a producer, writer and director for public, commercial and cable television for more than 25 years. His award-winning films include the acclaimed 90-minute documentary America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference, for the PBS series The American Experience. Marty’s work is known for the intimate portrait style he brings to his subjects. His public television films about the arts have earned him three Emmy Awards. Marty’s films have been seen in festivals around the world. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Hilton for The Boston Globe)
Pak, G. Sujin
The daughter of missionaries to South Korea, G. Sujin Pak is Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at Duke Divinity school, where she specializes in the history of Christianity in late medieval and early modern Europe and the history of biblical interpretation during the Reformation era. Her teaching focuses on the theology of the Protestant reformers, the Protestant Reformation and the Jews, women and the Reformation, and the history of biblical interpretation. In her research, as well, she gives particular attention to the role of biblical exegesis in the history of Christian-Jewish relations. Her book The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.
Michael L. Peterson is professor of philosophy at Asbury University. He is also managing editor of Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers. His books include Reason and Religious Belief (Oxford); God and Evil (Westview); With All Your Mind: A Christian Philosophy of Education (Notre Dame); and Evil and the Christian God (Baker). He has produced multiple edited volumes and journal articles.
Ryan Pettey is a filmmaker and the director/editor of Satellite Pictures. He produced the feature length video From the Dust, which examines the question of human physical origins from a theological, historical and social perspective.
John Piper has been Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1980. He attended Wheaton College as an undergraduate, majoring in literature with a minor in philosophy. After, he completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. Through Dr. Fuller he discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards, his most influential "dead" teacher. John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich in West Germany. His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House. Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years.
Alvin Plantinga is the inaugural William Harry Jellema Professor of Christian Philosophy at Calvin College, as well as emeritus John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He received his B.A. from Calvin College and his PhD from Yale. He taught at Calvin College for 19 years prior to his 28 years at Notre Dame. Acclaimed for his work on metaphysics, the problem of evil, and the epistemology of religious belief, he has written books such as God and Other Minds (1967), Does God Have a Nature? (1980), Warranted Christian Belief (2000), and most recently, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism. (2011). Dr. Plantinga is best known for his Christian epistemology that justifies belief in God without external evidence, his “free will defense” to the logical problem of evil and his evolutionary argument against naturalism.
John F. Pohl MD is a pediatric gastroenterologist and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and completed his pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center (University of Arizona) in Phoenix, Arizona. His fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology was completed at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio (University of Cincinnati). His clinical and research interests include cystic fibrosis and pediatric pancreatic disease. He attends Missio Dei church with his wife (a family physician) and two daughters in Salt Lake City. You can follow John on Twitter (@Jfpohl ) where he rambles about theology, science, gastroenterology, and his weekend activities.
Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne, a British physicist and theologian, is widely regarded as one of the most important scholars in the science/religion discussion today. He worked in theoretical elementary particle physics at Cambridge University for 25 years before becoming an Anglican priest in the early 1980’s. Polkinghorne has written many books on issues in science and theology, including Science and Christian Belief, Belief in God in an Age of Science, and Questions of Truth (with co-author Nicholas Beale). Among his numerous honors, Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and he was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize in 2002.
Steven Ross Pomeroy is the assistant editor for Real Clear Science, a science news aggregator. He regularly contributes to RCS’ Newton Blog. As a writer, Steven believes that his greatest assets are his insatiable curiosity and his ceaseless love for learning. Follow on Twitter @SteRoPo.
Vern Poythress has been a member of the faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary for almost 34 years, where he is currently Professor of New Testament Interpretation. He obtained a BS in Mathematics from California Institute of Technology at age 20, and four years later earned a Harvard PhD in mathematics. He went on from there to obtain four degrees in biblical studies and theology, including a D.Th. from the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author of many books including the 2006 Crossway book, Redeeming Science.
Rusty Pritchard is the CEO of Flourish, a ministry that equips Christians to engage the world of environmental science and action. He holds a Ph.D. in natural resource economics and a masters degree in systems ecology.
Randall Pruim is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His research interests include biostatistics, statistical genetics, and the relationships among statistics, philosophy, and religion.
Michael Ramsden has been European Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust since its foundation in 1997. He also is Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Lecturer in Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. While at Sheffield University doing research in Law and Economics, Michael taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar on Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has been invited to lecture to a variety of groups including the White House staff in Washington, D.C., leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels and members of the European Parliament.
Josh Reeves is a project administrator in the Samford University Center for Science and Religion in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a graduate of the Boston University Ph.D. program in Science and Religion and completed a postdoctoral position in the Heyendaal Program for Theology and Science at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is currently co-writing a book for InterVarsity Press, which will be titled: “A Little Guide for New Scientists.” More of his work can be found on his website.
Suzanne Underwood Rhodes received an M.A. in poetry from Johns Hopkins University and was a resident fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has served on several boards and committees of poetry organizations and is a co-founder of the Appalachian Center for Poets and Writers. Her latest book, A Welcome Shore, is a sequel to her earlier collection of prose meditations, Sketches of Home. She has also published two volumes of poetry, What a Light Thing, This Stone and Weather of the House, in addition to a poetry textbook, The Roar on the Other Side. Her work has been featured in journals from Georgia to Alaska, and been nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize and the Library of Virginia Prize. Besides her literary activities, she works full-time as the director of public affairs for a charitable organization, Mercy Medical Airlift. Suzanne and her husband, Wayne, a professional photographer, have five grown children. More on Suzanne and her work may be found here.
Roberts, Mark D.
The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, leader, speaker, and blogger. He is the Executive Director of Digital Media and the Theological and Cultural Steward for Foundations for Laity Renewal, an organization that seeks to “create opportunities for people to encounter God for the transformation of daily life, work, and our world.”
Stephen Rodeheaver is the senior pastor of Southeast Church of the Nazarene in San Diego, California, and a visiting associate professor in the department on theology and Christian ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is the author of Snapshots of the Kingdom: Glimpses of Heaven on Earth.
Steve Roels holds a bachelor's in biology from Calvin College and a master's in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Kansas. He is currently working on a PhD in zoology at Michigan State University. He is a member of River Terrace Christian Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI.
Rossano, Matt J.
Matt J. Rossano is Professor of Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University and author of Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved.
Emily Ruppel is a doctoral student in rhetoric of science at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to her PhD work, she studied poetry at Bellarmine University in Louisville and science writing at MIT. She has also served as blog editor for The BioLogos Foundation and as Associate Director of Communications for the American Scientific Affiliation.
Michael Ruse is an author and philosopher of biology well known for his works on the creationism and evolution debate. Though not a believer in God, he takes the position that Christianity and evolution are not incompatible. Ruse's latest book, Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science, published by Cambridge University Press, argues against the extremes of both creationism and "new atheism".
Russell, Robert John
Robert John Russell is the Founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS), and the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in Residence at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.Div. and an M. A. in theology and science from the Pacific School of Religion (one of nine seminaries in the GTU consortium), an M. S. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he triple-majored in physics, religion and music at Stanford University. He is ordained in the United Church of Christ and is a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists.
Russell, Jeffrey Burton
Jeffrey Burton Russell is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends.
Joanne Salcido obtained her PhD in biochemistry from Oregon Health & Sciences University and her B.S. in biology from Stanford University. She has conducted laboratory research in academia and at start-up companies, and has worked as a senior analyst in market research consulting firms in the drug development industry. Salcido is also trained as a lay person through Stephen Ministries to provide one-on-one Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing times of personal hardship. She currently serves as VP, Research and Family Support at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public organization devoted to eliminating the challenges of childhood brain tumors (the views expressed here are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer).
Mark Sargent is the provost of Gordon College in Wenham, MA. He and his family live in Hamilton, MA. Sargent has been a strong supporter of BioLogos and spoke at the BioLogos Gordon Conference last June.
Aaron Sathyanesan recently completed his doctoral degree in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His thesis research involved the molecular study of a class of proteins (G-protein βγ subunits), which are critical to olfactory function. A bioengineer by training, Aaron is also interested in computational image analysis of biological samples. He and his wife are passionate about science awareness and advocacy, especially among Christians in their country, India, as well as in the global church. You are invited to follow him on Twitter at @UnctionFunction.
As Senior Scholar of BioLogos, Dr. Jeff Schloss provides writing, speaking, and scholarly research on topics that are central to the values and mission of BioLogos and represent BioLogos in dialogues with other Christian organizations. He holds a joint appointment at BioLogos and at Westmont College. Schloss holds the T. B. Walker Chair of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and directs Westmont’s Center for Faith, Ethics, and the Life Sciences. Schloss, whose Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology is from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, often speaks to pubic, church-related, and secular academic audiences on the intersection of evolutionary science and theology. Among his many academic publications are The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion
Scott, Rodney J.
Rod Scott is an associate professor of biology at Wheaton College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. His area of specialization is conservation genetics. He is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and served as the Program Chair for the 2011 ASA Annual Meeting. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Costa Rica. He is married to Donna and has two grown children, Janeen and Phillip. He and his wife attend the Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois.
Paul Seely is likely well known to serious students of the intersection of the OT and the ANE. He has written numerous pieces in several venues, including Westminster Theological Journal and Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (formerly Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation). He has also delivered numerous papers at the annual meetings of the American Scientific Affiliation. His lifelong area of focus is Genesis 1-11. The book Inerrant Wisdom was published in 1989 through the non-profit organization he founded, Evangelical Reform, Inc.
Praveen Sethupathy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs a research laboratory focused on the genetics/genomics of complex human diseases. Praveen received his B.A. in Computer Science, his Ph.D. in Genomics and Computational Biology, and he continued his training as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Francis S. Collins at the National Institutes of Health. Praveen was recently selected by Genome Technology as one of the nation’s top 25 rising young investigators in genomics.
Benjamin Shank earned his Ph.D. in physics in 2014 from Stanford University, where he worked on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS). He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Hope College.
Pete Shaw is Senior Pastor at Crosswalk Community Church.
Luci Shaw is a London-born author, teacher, editor and poet. She travels widely, everywhere discovering and interpreting the sacramental qualities of the natural world—the way the good creation calls us to see glimpses and hear whispers of its good Creator. A 1953 high honors graduate of Wheaton College, Shaw is author of ten volumes of poetry, including the most recent, Harvesting Fog. She has also written or edited many non-fiction books of prose. Since 1988, she has been Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. More about Shaw and her work is available here.
Dean Smith is lead pastor of the Highway Community, a multi-site church reaching Postmoderns in Silicon Valley, Calif. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.; a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland, Ore.; and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Smith has ministered for 30 years and presently serves as an adjunct professor in pastoral ministry and spiritual formation at Western Seminary in the Bay Area. In addition, Smith serves as president of Highway Media, a non-profit company dedicated to helping the church tell stories, start conversations about the Gospel and seek truth.
Smith, James K.A.
Dr. Smith is a philosopher and theologian. He is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, as well as a Senior Fellow of The Colossian Forum. He writes and speaks frequently on philosophy, theology, and cultural criticism. He is the author of numerous books, including Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works. His latest book is How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor.
Smith, Steven M.
Steven M. Smith earned a B.S. degree in Geology/Chemistry from Olivet Nazarene University in 1981 and an M.S. degree in Geology (specializing in Exploration Geochemistry) from the Colorado School of Mines in 1985. He has worked as a Mineral Exploration Geochemist and Environmental Geochemist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado since 1982. This work has included mineral resource assessments of U.S. National Forests, BLM Wilderness Areas, and Indian Reservations; research in new geochemical exploration methodologies; and geochemical studies on the impact of mineral deposits and mining in the environment. Steve’s projects have involved fieldwork in remote mountains and wild places from Alaska to Mexico and from Virginia to California. Currently, Steve is the Project Chief for the USGS National Geochemical Database. Steve has served 21 years as the NMI president in his local church and currently serves as Worship Leader.
Nathan Smith is an adjunct of Biblical Studies at Cornerstone University and blogs over at www.restoringpangea.com. His research interests are in contextualization, Old Testament and Historical Theology.
Bethany Sollereder has a Master's Degree in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Her focus was on science and religion, and her thesis was entitled "Evolutionary Theodicy: Toward an Evangelical Perspective." She has been accepted into PhD studies at the University of Exeter and hopes to start in 2011. Bethany's first degree was in intercultural studies. Bethany's other great love is 19th century British history, so when she is not reading about science and religion, she can usually be found reading Victorian literature.
Kenton Sparks is professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University and author of several books, including his latest God's Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship , in which he argues that evangelical biblical scholarship has largely failed in not appropriating critical scholarship as it should.
Mark Sprinkle is an artist and cultural historian, and was formerly Senior Web Editor and Senior Fellow of Arts and Humanities for The BioLogos Foundation. A phi beta kappa graduate of Georgetown University, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary, where he studied how artworks embody complex relationships in different cultural contexts. Since 1996 he has been an independent artist and frame-maker, also regularly writing and speaking on the role of creative practices in cultural mediation and renewal, especially in the area of science and Christian faith. Mark and his wife Beth home-schooled their three boys, and are active in the local home-school community in Richmond, Virginia.
Ralph Stearley is a paleontologist with broad interests in the history of life and in biogeography. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in geological sciences, with an emphasis on vertebrate paleontology. He is professor of geology at Calvin College, where he has taught since 1992. His published research has included work on marine invertebrate ecology and paleoecology in the northern Gulf of California; fluvial taphonomy; the systematics and evolution of salmonid fishes; Pleistocene mammalian biogeography; and zooarchaeology of fish remains from sites in Michigan and New Mexico. He was privileged to be able to co-author, with former Calvin College colleague Davis Young, The Bible, Rocks and Time, published by InterVarsity Press in 2008.
Syman Stevens studied physics at Furman University, and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge. He then received a fellowship to the Trinity Forum Academy, where his research focused on Christian approaches to scientific theories of human origins. During this time, he met Dr. Francis Collins, whom he helped to draft responses to a collection of most frequently asked questions about science and faith. After completing an MA in the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia University, he assisted Dr. Collins in the early stages of establishing the BioLogos Foundation––first as Program Director, and later as Executive Director. In September of 2010, he moved to Oxford, England, where he is currently pursuing his doctorate in the philosophy of physics.
Stork Banks, Daniel
Dan Stork Banks is training to be a priest in the Church of England and will be ordained in 2015. Prior to this he was a police officer for ten years in the south of England.
Story, Craig M.
Dr. Craig Story attended Gordon College as an undergraduate and went on to PhD work at Brandeis University, where he studied the process of antibody transport from mother to young. His work has been published in PNAS, Nature Protocols, and Journal of Immunological Methods. Dr. Story is currently Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Pre-Health Professions at Gordon College. He also writes and teaches on issues related to science and the Christian faith. For the summer of 2014 and 2015 he is organizing a science course for pastors at Gordon College, funded by the BioLogos Foundation.
John Stott has been referred to as "the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the twentieth century." He was appointed rector of All Souls Church in London after WWII, and it remained the only church he served at throughout his life. As a church leader, he sponsored two groundbreaking National Evangelical Anglican Congresses and started John Stott Ministries, which sought to equip and train pastors with the Word of God. Stott authored more than 42 books, edited 14 books, and has written 500 chapters, essays, articles, and booklets. John Stott passed away on July 27th, 2011.
Jim Stump has served as the Content Manager at BioLogos since August 2013. As such he oversees the development of new content and curates the existing content. Jim's PhD is in philosophy from Boston University where he wrote a dissertation on the history and philosophy of science. He is the author (with Chad Meister) of Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction (Routledge, 2010) and the editor (with Alan Padgett) of the Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Jim is a frequent speaker at churches and other groups on topics at the intersection of science and Christianity.
Chris Stump has worked in content development for BioLogos since August 2013. As part of the staff, she collects and helps to develop resources that will be useful for churches, schools, students, and homeschooling families. Chris has taught at the elementary, high school, and college level. She has a bachelor’s degree in math education from Indiana State University and a Master’s degree from Indiana University.
Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric and topological combinatorics, and he authors the popular Math Fun Facts website and iPhone app. He was the recipient of the 2013 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, the highest teaching honor given by the Mathematical Association of America. You can read more about him here.
David Swaim is Senior Pastor of Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts. After attending graduate school, he served in numerous churches until he settled at Highrock.
Mark Swarner is Mission Pastor and Team Leader for Serving at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. The Serving Team includes missions, leadership development, and multisite campuses. Before joining the church in 2007, he served at Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe for four years. He has also served as Chair of the Missions Committee for the Presbytery of San Diego. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister in 1996. He is currently completing the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theology Seminary.
Douglas Swartzendruber retired from full time university work in August after having served at Pepperdine University as a professor of biology and associate dean of the undergraduate college and at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as a professor of biology, chairman of the biology department, and interim dean of letters, arts and sciences. Swartzendruber is now heading up the BioLogos curriculum project for Christian schools.
Diane Sweeney is a biology instructor at Punahou School. She wrote a lab manual and contributed to the teacher’s edition for a textbook program with the late Neil Campbell (Biology Exploring Life, Campbell, Williamson, Heyden Pearson 2009). She received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside and an M.A. in education from Stanford University. She enjoys being the faculty leader for Younglife at Punahou.
Aaron is a 4th year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2009 from Elmhurst College, with a minor in communication studies, and a Master of Public Health in 2011 from Benedictine University. He is in his final year of medical school at Rush and applying for a residency in Emergency Medicine. He is the founder and president of Make A Change International, a global health nonprofit.
Dr. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia, and founder of Being Known, which develops teaching programs, seminars and resource materials to help people explore the connection between interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spirituality which lead to genuine change and transformation. He is also author of Anatomy of the Soul.
Mike Tice is a geobiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University. He conducts research on the evolution of the earliest forms of life on Earth and the ways in which life and the environment have shaped each other through deep time. He is also interested in exploring the interface between the theory of evolution and the Christian doctrine of creation.
Chris Tilling is Tutor in New Testament Studies and teaches across the whole at St. Mellitus College. He studied at St Andrew’s University and London School of Theology and has completed a doctorate under Max Turner in Pauline Christology. He has written several articles on aspects of New Testament studies, and has translated many others from German into English. Additionally, he is the author of a popular theology blog site entitled Chrisendom.
Justin Topp is an Associate Professor of Biology at Gorden College. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Biology at North Park University in Chicago, IL. His research interests are in cell and molecular biology and include cell signaling, alternative splicing, and currently, the molecular characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease. He has recently started blogging on science and religion at wordpress.com.
Lara Touryan-Whelan provides remote web administration support for the Media Group of Outreach, Inc. in Colorado Springs, while also serving as a children’s ministry leader at a Calvary Chapel in San Diego County, CA, overseeing the weekend planning, curriculum, family outreach and volunteers for 2nd and 3rd graders. She received her B.S. in Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, her M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Tech, and her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. She lives in Oceanside, CA with her husband and two boys.
Faith Tucker graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA in 2011 with Bachelor's degrees in both Astronomy and Religion. At Whitman, she was a student leader of the campus's InterVarsity chapter and gave planetarium shows to students of all ages. Since graduating she has spent time working in astronomy education and public outreach at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD and is currently a Project Coordinator for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's program on the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
James Turner is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His research interests include algebraic topology and interdisciplinary studies of beauty.
Ken Turner (PhD, Old Testament Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Biblical Studies at Bryan College, with concentration in Old Testament, Hebrew, and Greek. His scholarly publications focus on Deuteronomy. He contributed a chapter, “How to Teach Genesis 1 at a Christian College,” in J. Daryl Charles, ed., Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation (Hendrickson, 2013). Ken’s interest in origins stems from his background (including a Bachelor’s degree in Physics & Math Education, Arizona State University), his interaction with college students, and his involvement in the homeschool world (he and his wife homeschool their four children).
David Ussery is an associate professor of comparative microbial genomics at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark and on the faculty at the University in Oslo, Norway. Ussery is the co-author of Computing for Comparative Microbial Genomics and has authored or co-authored 130 articles for science and professional journals. He is also a frequent public speaker on the topic of bacterial genomics.
van den Toren, Benno
Benno van den Toren is Professor of Intercultural Theology at the Protestant Theological University (Groningen, the Netherlands). Before coming to Groningen, he taught in French-speaking Africa and at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he is a contributor to the Oxford Christian Mind programme. He is Project Co-Leader of “Configuring Adam and Eve”, a research project funded by BioLogos, which explores the interface between the biological evolution of the human species and Christian theological anthropology.
Van Sloten, John
John Van Sloten is the senior pastor of New Hope Church in Calgary, Canada. Previously, he worked as a real estate developer in Toronto (planning and constructing shopping centers, office towers, etc). For the past 10 years, he and others have been building the unique vision and community of New Hope Church.
Dennis Venema is professor of biology at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He holds a B.Sc. (with Honors) from the University of British Columbia (1996), and received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2003. His research is focused on the genetics of pattern formation and signaling using the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. Dennis is a gifted thinker and writer on matters of science and faith, but also an award-winning biology teacher—he won the 2008 College Biology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. He and his family enjoy numerous outdoor activities that the Canadian Pacific coast region has to offer. Dennis writes regularly for the BioLogos Forum about the biological evidence for evolution.
David Vinson is an emergency physician, clinical researcher, perpetual student, and educator who teaches on the constructive interface between science and faith. He hosts a Web page that serves as a clearinghouse of resources to help Christians explore the nexus between creation and evolution.
David Vosburg is an associate professor of chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He holds a bachelor of arts from Williams College and a doctorate from The Scripps Research Institute. His research focuses on synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal natural products, and green chemistry. He and his wife, Kate, have been actively involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for almost 20 years.
Aron Wall is a postdoctoral researcher studying quantum gravity and black hole thermodynamics at UC Santa Barbara. Before that, he studied the Great Books program at St. John's College, Santa Fe, and earned his doctorate in physics from U Maryland. You can learn more at his blog Undivided Looking.
Joy Walters is currently a student intern at BioLogos. She is completing her undergraduate education at Point Loma Nazarene University majoring in Biology-Chemistry. She is passionate about engaging the natural world and pursuing a deep relationship with her Creator and Savior. In the future, she desires to attend medical school and use her skills as a physician to establish God’s kingdom by bringing healing, joy and hope to others.
Bruce Waltke is a world-renowned Old Testament scholar, Biblical translator and expositor. He served on the translation committee of both the New American Standard Bible and New International Version -- two of the most popular modern translations of the Bible produced in the twentieth century. Waltke is a professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia and a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
John Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois and an editor and writer of Old Testament comparative studies and commentaries. Throughout his research, Walton has focused his attention on comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He has published dozens of books, articles and translations, both as writer and editor, including his latest book The Lost World of Genesis One.
Warren, Jeff R.
Jeff R. Warren is Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He has presented and published internationally on musical improvisation, meaning in music, soundscape, modern European philosophy, psychology, and ethics. Jeff’s creative work includes jazz composition, performance on double bass, and sound installations. Jeff received his doctorate in music and philosophy from Royal Holloway, University of London.
David Wenham has been a faculty member at Trinity College since 2008. Previously the Vice Principal of the college until 2011, he is now Tutor for the rural context students in the Woodbridge Group of Churches in Wiltshire. He studied Theology at Cambridge University as an undergraduate and later earned his PhD in research on the Gospels from Manchester University. He also taught New Testament at Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University for 24 years. David has published widely on the Gospels and on Paul. He is Chairman of the New Testament Group of the Tyndale Fellowship, and a member of the Society for New Testament Studies. He has recently been honored by the University of Bristol with the title Research Fellow.
Heather Whitney is Assistant Professor of Physics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. She holds a Ph.D. in physics as well as masters degrees in physics and medical physics from Vanderbilt University, and her research interests are in magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic relaxation in polymer gel dosimeters. Whitney is also engaged in physics education research – from theory to implementation and practical hints for helping even non-scientists understand and engage with the beauty of physics.
Corey Widmer is Associate Pastor for Preaching at Third Presbyterian Church and Co-pastor of East End Fellowship, both in Richmond, VA. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently a PhD candidate in practical theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before returning to the US for Seminary, Corey spent three years as “Study Assistant” for the Rev. John Stott, meaning he did everything from writing and research to fetching prescriptions and carrying luggage.
Truitt Wiensz is currently a PhD candidate in atmospheric physics at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he also teaches undergraduate physics on a part-time basis. His thesis work involves modeling the scattering of sunlight from ice crystals to infer the properties of cirrus clouds from satellite observations. He is also involved in teaching at his church.
Dr. Loren WIlkinson has for 30 years been professor of philosophy and interdisciplinary studies at Regent College, a graduate school of Christian Studies affiliated with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His academic background is in philosophy, literature and theology, with graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins, Trinity International University, and Syracuse University. He has published and taught widely on the Biblical foundations for the care of creation.
David Wilkinson is Principal at St. John’s College and a part-time professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham College. His background is research in theoretical astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation, chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions. He later earned his PhD in Systematic Theology and Christian Eschatology from Cambridge University. His present work focuses on the relationship between science and contemporary culture. His books include Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe, God, the Universe and Everything, and God, Time and Stephen Hawking.
David Williams is the campus staff for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Graduate & Faculty Ministries at NC State University, Meredith College and Campbell Law School in Raleigh, North Carolina. A native of North Carolina, David earned his MAR from Westminster Theological Seminary and his ThM from Duke Divinity School. He has taught students from grade school to college at St. David's School and Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, respectively. In April 2012 David organized the symposium Biblical Faith in an Age of Science: Adam and Eve, Evolution, & Evangelicalism at NC State University, which was cosponsored by InterVarsity and Ratio Christi. As a part of his ministry, David works to encourage healthier and better-informed conversations about the Christian tradition and modern science in both the university and the local church. You can follow him on his blog at www.resurrectingraleigh.com.
Ken Wilson is senior pastor of Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor and serves on the national board of Vineyard, A Community of Churches. Before entering the pastorate, he worked in community mental health. Ken is the author of Jesus Brand Spirituality: He Wants His Religion Back (Thomas Nelson, 2008) and Mystically Wired: Exploring New Realms in Prayer (Thomas Nelson, May 2010).
Mark Winslow is the Dean of the College of Natural, Social, and Health Sciences at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) in Bethany, OK. He earned a B.S. from Greenville College, an M.S. from the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Previously, he taught physics and science education at the college level for 18 years. His research interests include understanding how college students accommodate evolution and religious beliefs; and working with undergraduates in developing pedagogical techniques and learning resources for physics and astronomy. Winslow grew up in Taiwan as a missionary kid. He’s married with three children.
Dr. Wiseman is an astronomer, author, and speaker. She holds a B.S. in physics from MIT and a Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard. Active in science and faith dialogue, she enjoys giving talks to congregations, youth groups, civic groups, and science enthusiasts on the excitement of science
Brandon G. Withrow (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Historical and Theological Studies and Director of the Master of Arts (Theological Studies) program at Winebrenner Theological Seminary (Findlay, OH). He also teaches courses for a joint Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies program with the University of Findlay. His specialization is the history of Christianity, with research interests in ancient and early-modern Christianity. He is the author most-recently of Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen. His blog, The Discarded Image, focuses on "living ontologically" by exploring the intersection of faith, philosophy, and science through literature.
Dr. Ken Wolgemuth is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tulsa and a Petroleum Consultant teaching short courses on petroleum geology and “Geology for the Non-Geologist.” Over the last 10 years, he has developed a keen interest in sharing the geology of God’s Creation with Christians in churches and seminaries.
Nicholas Wolterstorff received his B.A. from Calvin College in 1953, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Harvard University in 1954 and 1956. After teaching philosophy for two years at Yale, he returned to the philosophy department at his alma mater in 1959. He returned to Yale in 1989, where he was a member of the Divinity School, the Philosophy Department, and the Religious Studies Department. He has taught, during leaves of absence, at Haverford College, the University of Michigan, Princeton University, the University of Texas, Notre Dame University, and the Free University of Amsterdam. He retired from teaching at the end of 2001 and is Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University. Currently he is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.
Tony Woodlief lives in North Carolina. His essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The London Times, and his short stories appeared in Image, Ruminate, Saint Katherine Review, and Dappled Things. His website is www.tonywoodlief.com.
Wright, John Wesley
John Wesley Wright, Ph.D. is Professor of Theology and Christian Scriptures at Point Loma Nazarene University. Dr. Wright has published numerous articles and edited a number of books, including Priests, Prophets, and Scribes: Essays on the Formation and Heritage of Second Temple Judaism in Honor of Joseph Blenkinsopp, which he co-edited with Eugene Ulrich, Robert Carroll, and Philip R. Davies. (JSOT Press, 1992) and Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-based University In A Liberal Democratic Society, co-edited with Michael Budde (Brazos Press, 2004).
N.T. Wright is a leading biblical scholar, former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, and current Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St Andrews. He studied for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and was ordained at Merton College, Oxford. Wright holds a Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University in addition to several honorary doctorates. Wright has also written over fifty books, including the multi-volume work Christian Origins and the Question of God and his two most recent books Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters and How God Became King.
Philip Yancey is a best-selling author of evangelical Christian literature and editor-at-large of Christianity Today. He received master’s degrees in communications and English from Wheaton College in Illinois and the University of Chicago. His publications include The Jesus I Never Knew and Where is God When It Hurts? Yancey is a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, and his books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 35 languages. He has received two Christian Book of the Year awards and 13 Gold Medallion awards.
Ravi Zacharias is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, the leader of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and speaker for his radio programs “Let my People Think” and “Just Thinking.” For forty years he has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and has been honored with the conferring of three doctoral degrees. Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited over twenty books including Can Man Live Without God, Why Jesus, and Has Christianity Failed You?
Shea Zellweger has been a minister in the Church of the Nazarene for 5 years, and holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Andover Newton Theological School. He has published two books, one fiction and one theology, and has contributed content for several theology-related websites. Shea currently resides in Lenexa with his wife and son.
Michael Zimmerman is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology at Butler University. As an ecologist, Zimmerman focuses on plant-animal interactions, particularly those associated with pollination. Zimmerman also has a professional interest in science literacy in general and the evolution-creation controversy in particular. Zimmerman's work has appeared regularly on the op-ed pages of many newspapers nationwide. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and founded The Clergy Letter Project .