Alan G. Padgett (D.Phil., Oxford) is a theologian, philosopher, Methodist pastor, and prolific author who has lectured in many countries. With a life-long interest in physical sciences, he works at the intersection of theology, philosophy, biblical studies and religion-and-science. He is professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary in Minnesota, where he also coordinates the Methodist House of Studies. His most recent work is Ecotheology: A Christian Conversation (Eerdmans, 2020), co-edited with Kiara Jorgensen. He lives with his wife and two friends in a rural area of the St. Croix Valley, along the WI-MN border.