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  • Christine Longhurst Christine Longhurst has spent the past thirty years in worship ministry as pastor, worship leader, and teacher. She is on faculty at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, and offers workshops on worship in churches across Canada. She is curator of the popular re:Worship blog for pastors and worship leaders. (Source: regent-college.edu; photo: cmu.ca)
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  • Mark D Roberts Dr. Mark D. Roberts is the executive director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. In this role, Mark is responsible for the mission, strategic direction, and operations of the Center. He also provides resources for the Center’s work as the principal writer of the "Life for Leaders" daily devotional and as a major contributor to the "Insights for Leaders" blog of the De Pree Center. Previously Mark was the Executive Director of Digital Media and Senior Director of the Laity Lodge retreat center. Earlier, he served as the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Southern California. He studied at Harvard University, where he received a PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins. He has been an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Mark has written several books, including Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2007) and Ephesians in The Story of God Commentary series (Zondervan Academic, 2016). (Source: theologyofwork.org; photo: patheos.com)
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  • Shift Worship Shift Worship exists to help churches shift worship back to God. Since 2003, Shirt Worship has been providing visual resources for worship to churches around the world. Their commitment is to make excellent visual media that is easy to use, to empower churches to make and customize their own worship media, and to keep the costs as reasonable as possible. (Source: shiftworship.com)
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  • Centerline New Media Centerline New Media creates quality media that can be used to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and provides easy access to beautiful media assets to keep your services and presentations looking great. (Source: centerlinenewmedia.com)
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  • Arthur Landwehr Arthur Landwehr (1934-2003), aka Arthur J Landwehr II, was a “prominent preacher, leader, writer, and ecuminist [sic]…[who] has impacted so many lives by communicating his deep passion in the Christian tradition as well as trying to reach out to engage issues facing the world...His published works include, In the Third Place (1972) and Lessons on Pastoral Epistles (1997), Working Well: Vocation in Business (1999) and United Methodist History: A Brief History of the Northern Illinois Conference (1999). Additionally, he contributed articles to a wide variety of professional journals throughout his career. Dr. Landwehr was known for his powerful and enigmatic speaking style.” (Source: legacy.com; photo: collections.carli.illinois.edu)
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  • David J Lose David J. Lose is the senior pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. From 2014 to 2017, he served as president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). He was Marbury E. Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, before accepting the presidency at LTSP. He is the author of Making Sense of the Christian Faith, Making Sense of Scripture and Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World. He speaks widely in the United States and abroad on preaching, Christian faith in a postmodern world and biblical interpretation. (Source and photo: ministrymatters.com)
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  • Robert Barron Father Robert Barron is an American prelate of the Catholic Church serving as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is the founder of the Catholic ministerial organization Word on Fire, and his website, WordonFire.org, is viewed by millions of people each year. Barron has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and spirituality. Recent book titles include Exploring Catholic Theology (2015), To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age (2017), and Renewing our Hope: Essays for the New Evangelization (2020). (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: youtube.com)
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  • Scott E Hoezee Scott Hoezee is the director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, dedicated to providing resources for busy pastors with the goal of helping them write fresh, vibrant sermons. Rev. Hoezee is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America and has served two congregations. In addition to his directorial and pastoral roles, he is the author of multiple books and the former editor of Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought. (Source and photo: calvinseminary.edu)
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  • Christoph Weigel Christoph Weigel (the Elder), aka Johann Christoph Weigel (1654-1725), was a German engraver, art dealer, and publisher active in Nuremberg in the early 1700s. During his lifetime he published 70 books and series of engravings. (Source: wikipedia.org, vintage-maps.com; photo: public domain)
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  • Thom M Shuman Thom M Shuman is a pastor, poet, and blogger who has written many collections of prayers, liturgies, and poems, often in collaboration with the Iona Community and Wild Goose Publications. (Source: amazon.com)
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  • Carol Penner Carol Penner teaches and writes in the area of practical theology and after many years as a pastor in various Mennonite congregations, she joined the faculty at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Her research interests include feminist theology, Mennonite peace theology, and abuse issues. She contributes regularly to her blog of worship resources, leadinginworship. (Source and photo: uwaterloo.ca/grebel)
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  • Rolf Jacobson Rolf Jacobson is Professor of Old Testament and the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Scripture, Theology, and Ministry at Luther Seminary. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of Augsburg University and as Associate Pastor of Como Park Lutheran Church (St. Paul, Minnesota). Known for his humor and faithful biblical interpretation, Jacobson is an in-demand preacher and teacher. With Craig Koester, he developed and supports the Narrative Lectionary and enjoys collaborating with other teachers and pastors. His scholarly interests include the Psalms, prophets, biblical theology, biblical narrative, and preaching the Old Testament. He can be heard weekly on Sermon Brainwave and I Love to Tell the Story (the Narrative Lectionary podcast). (Source and photo: luthersem.edu)
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  • Karoline M Lewis Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007. She is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon (2020), SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry, and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave, and regularly authors the Dear Working Preacher column. (Source and photo: karolinelewis.com)
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  • Rachel G Hackenberg Rachel G. Hackenberg is an ordained United Church of Christ minister with degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Colgate University. Her achievements include the Jagow Prize in Homiletics (2007), Joe R. Engle Preaching Fellowship (2009), and Adese Fellowship (2020). Currently Rachel serves as publisher and managing editor for The Pilgrim Press. Her professional experience includes positions in pastoral ministry, curriculum development, denominational polity, Christian formation, theological education, and outdoor ministry. Rachel also writes online for RevGalBlogPals, the Stillspeaking Daily Devotional, and occasionally The Huffington Post. (Source: rachelhackenberg.com; photo: darkwoodbrew.org)
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  • Life Scribe Media Life Scribe Media was founded by Jonathan Litchfield in 2012. Jonathan has been working in church media and video production for 17 years, on staff at churches and through independent contract work. Since 2012 Life Scribe Media has been leading the way in creative church visuals. Their design style is a mixture of live filmed video as well as digitally created content. They mix creativity with eclectic, modern designs to give your church a visual worship experience that is professional, uplifting, and engaging. (Source: ignitermedia.com; photo: facebook.com)
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  • Carolyn C Brown Carolyn C Brown is a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). She has more than thirty years' experience in Christian Education with a variety of congregations covering five states and is also a member of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators. (Source and photo: worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com)
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  • Matthew L Skinner Matthew Skinner joined Luther Seminary’s faculty in 2002 and his teaching experience covers the full range of the New Testament canon. His courses focus on the original, ancient settings and circumstances surrounding the creation and preservation of biblical writings as well as how this literature continues to be experienced and interpreted in congregations and other public venues. Much of Skinner’s published work focuses on the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the cultural realities displayed in these writings, and their ongoing theological relevance. He has written about the Bible for websites including Huffington Post, Working Preacher, and ON Scripture—The Bible. He co-hosts Sermon Brainwave, a popular weekly podcast that offers assistance to preachers as they interpret biblical texts to prepare their sermons. (Source and photo: luthersem.edu)
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  • The Skit Guys The Skit Guys are Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, who have been best friends since high school. They fell in love with acting through their involvement in the school's theater productions, and discovered they had a knack for making people laugh. When Tommy invited Eddie to church, everything changed. With encouragement and guidance from their youth pastor, the guys started to write and perform skits for their youth group. No longer was it just about making people laugh-their skits now had a bigger purpose. Since their high-school days, they've been writing and performing hilarious and poignant skits live and on camera. Tommy and Eddie have traveled the world performing for families at events, churches, and conferences. Their SkitGuys.com website has grown into a treasured media resource for families, pastors and churches. Their numerous short films, skits, and scripts are used to reach families all over the world. When The Skit Guys aren't performing or shooting new short films, both Tommy and Eddie serve in their local churches, enjoy good food (especially pizza and fries!), and love life with their families. (Source: skitguys.com; photo: youthministrysherpas.com)
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  • Howard E Butt Jr Howard E Butt Jr (1927-2016) was a billionaire heir apparent to his family's Texas supermarket empire, who gave up the business to spread a Christian message about the dignity of work and its nexus with faith. In 2000, he began giving a one-minute radio homily, a segment he titled “The High Calling of Our Daily Life,” which highlighted the role that faith has played in the successful careers and personal lives of ordinary people. His homilies were carried on 3,000 stations in every state, reaching millions of listeners. In addition, he founded Laity Lodge in 1961 and it has been welcoming guests to retreats designed to reawaken a sense of the sacred—the nearness and goodness of God in all of life—ever since. (Source: nytimes.com, laitylodge.org; photo: mysanantonio.com)
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  • Jan Luyken Jan (Johannes) Luyken (1649-1712) was a Dutch poet, illustrator, and engraver. He was born and died in Amsterdam, where he learned engraving from his father Kaspar Luyken. He had a religious experience at age 26 that inspired him to write moralistic poetry in addition to making his print art. (Source: wikipedia.com; photo: commons.wikimedia.com)
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  • John van de Laar John van de Laar founded Sacredise in 2004. John is a liturgist with 40 years of experience in a wide variety of church, community, and musical settings. Since leaving the Methodist ministry in October 2019 John has devoted his time to helping churches navigate the new and growing reality of online worship and community. John holds a Masters degree in the Theology of Worship Music and is the author of The Hour That Changes Everything, Food for the Road, and Learning to Belong. Songs that John has written have been used in churches around the world, and his articles have appeared in many magazines and online publications. (Source and photo: sacredise.com)
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  • Freebridge Media Our sole purpose at Freebridge Media is to help the Church share the timeless truth of Jesus through high quality mini-movies, motions, countdowns, and worship intros. (Source and photo: worshiphousemedia.com)
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  • Joan Huyser-Honig Joan Huyser-Honig is a writer with Huyser-Honig Creative Services. She is especially interested in worship that invites people to grow together in God’s generous love, made visible in who they call “neighbor” and how they seek the common good. (Source: worship.calvin.edu; photo: oakdaleneighbors.org)
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  • Kathryn M Schifferdecker Kathryn M Schifferdecker is Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2001, Schifferdecker was associate pastor for five years at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, Wisc., prior to teaching at Luther. She is a frequent contributor to workingpreacher.org, Word & World, and the author of Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job (Harvard University Press, 2008). She is currently writing a commentary on the book of Esther. (Source and photo: luthersem.edu)
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  • Matt Woodley Father Matt Woodley serves as the editor for PreachingToday.com and the Missions Pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew. (Source: preachingtoday.com; photo: churchrez.org)
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  • Frederick Buechner Frederick Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than thirty published books and has been an important source of inspiration and learning for many readers. His work encompasses many genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays, sermons, and other nonfiction. Buechner’s books have been translated into twenty-seven languages for publication around the world. Buechner’s writing has often been praised for its ability to inspire readers to see the grace in their daily lives. (Source: frederickbuechner.com; photo: wikipedia.com)
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  • Pierre Eskrich Pierre Eskrich (?1530-?1590) was a French painter, engraver, and illustrator from Geneva, Switzerland. He produced prints for publishing, as well as drawings and illustrations, particularly in cartography. (Source: fr.wikipedia.org; no photo available)
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  • Joseph A Komonchak Joseph Komanchak is a Catholic priest and theologian, and is Professor Emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, where he retired in 2009. He is a leading interpreter of the Second Vatican Council, co-editor of the English version of the five-volume history of the Council, and the chief editor of The New Dictionary of Theology. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: fordham.edu)
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  • Craig R Koester Craig R Koester is the Asher O. and Carrie Nasby chair of New Testament Studies at Luther Theological Seminary. He is the author of commentaries on Hebrews, John, and Revelation, and is one of the designers of the Narrative Lectionary, which enables congregations to move through major sections of both Old and New Testaments from September through May each year. (Source and photo: luthersem.edu)
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  • Jan L Richardson Jan is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker. With work described by the Chicago Tribune as “breathtaking,” she has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, Night Visions, In the Sanctuary of Women, and the recently released Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life. (Source: janrichardson.com; photo: upperroombooks.com)
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  • Gustave Doré Paul Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood-engraving. He did a series of 241 engravings for La Grande Bible de Tours, a new deluxe edition of the 1843 French translation of the Vulgate Bible, popularly known as the Bible de Tours. (Source and photo: wikipedia.org)
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  • David Bast David Bast is the host of Groundwork, a half-hour weekly audio program that digs deeply into scripture as a foundation for people's lives. Prior to Groundwork, he served for 23 years with Words of Hope, retiring in 2017 as its President and Broadcast Minister. He was also a pastor of congregations in the Reformed Church in America and is the author of several devotional books. (Source and photo: groundwork.reframemedia.com)
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  • Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794 – 1872) was a German painter, chiefly of Biblical subjects. As a young man he associated with the painters of the Nazarene movement who revived the florid Renaissance style in religious art. He is remembered for his extensive Picture Bible, and his designs for stained glass windows in cathedrals. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: wikidata.org)
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  • William H Willimon William H Willimon is an American theologian and bishop in the United Methodist Church, retired, who for eight years served the North Alabama Conference. He is currently Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Duke Divinity School. He is former Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and is considered by many as one of America's best-known and most influential preachers. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: ministrymatters.com)
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  • Augustine of Hippo Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: face2faceafrica.com)
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  • Robert B Kruschwitz Robert Kruschwitz is professor of philosophy, senior scholar for The Institute for Faith and Learning, and former director of the Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University. He is also the former editor of Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics. (Source: baylor.edu; photo: baptiststandard.com)
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  • Martin Bernigeroth Martin Bernigeroth (1670-1733) was a German engraver who lived and worked in Leipzig. (Source and photo: de.wikipedia.org)
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  • Saint Jerome Saint Jerome (c. 342-347 – 420), also known as Jerome of Stridon, was a Latin priest, confessor, theologian, and historian. He is best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as the Vulgate) and his commentaries on the Gospels. His list of writings is extensive. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: britannica.com)
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  • Anne Osdieck Anne Osdieck is a contributor of spiritual reflections and discussion questions for The Sunday Website, a service of the Catholic Studies Program at Saint Louis University.
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  • Jean LeClerc Jean LeClerc (1587/88 – 1633) was a 17th-century painter from the Duchy of Lorraine. Only six authenticated paintings remain of LeClerc’s work, but numerous etchings and engravings have survived. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
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  • David Fitch David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He writes on the issues the local church must face in Mission including cultural engagement, leadership, and theology and has lectured and presented on these topics at many seminaries, graduate schools, denominational gatherings, and conferences. (Source and photo: seminary.edu)
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  • The Spurgeon Center The Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching at Midwestern Seminary contains the personal library of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. With access to nearly 6,000 volumes from Spurgeon’s personal library, the Spurgeon Library is unmatched when it comes to Spurgeon scholarship. (Source: spurgeon.org; photo: twitter.com)
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  • Timothy R Botts Timothy R Botts is a master calligrapher who studied graphic design and calligraphy at Carnegie-Mellon University. After spending three years in Japan, he began a forty-year career at Tyndale House Publishers designing books and Bibles, retiring as senior art director in 2012. Tim helped start Masterpiece Project, an outreach to high school students in the arts, and currently serves as their artistic director. He also teaches calligraphy part time at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has taught numerous workshops throughout the United States and internationally. (Source: timbottscalligraphy.com; photo: faith-and-life.org)
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  • Alyce M McKenzie Alyce M. McKenzie is the Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A sought after speaker and a prolific author, she is the Director of the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU. (Source: wipfandstock.com; photo: smu.edu)
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  • Bruce Prewer Bruce Prewer (1931-2018) was a nationally recognised poet and liturgist who gave Christianity a distinctly Australian voice. His proficiency as a poet is well known in Australian churches. His first book, Australian Psalms, became a religious best-seller. (Source and photo: crosslight.org.au)
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  • John D Witvliet John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) and professor of worship, theology, and congregational and ministry studies at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary. His responsibilities include teaching courses at both the university and seminary, and oversight of CICW’s practical and scholarly programs, including the Calvin Symposium on Worship and the Vital Worship Grants Program. His areas of interest include the history of Christian worship, worship practices in various denominations, biblical and systematic theology of worship, the role of music and the arts in worship, choral and congregational song, and consulting with churches on worship renewal. (Source and photo: worship.calvin.edu)
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  • Robert P Imbelli Robert P. Imbelli is a Christian theologian and priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He has taught theology at the New York Archdiocesan Seminary and at the Maryknoll School of Theology. He was formerly associate professor of theology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: bc.edu)
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  • John R Gunn John R Gunn (1877 – 1956) was first a Baptist pastor and successful author. He then became a newspaper columnist whose daily messages inspired readers for over 36 years. After his death, letters to the editor requested that the columns continue, and thereafter these were reprinted daily for 15 more years. A short time later, his messages became radio scripts for the Presbyterian Church. In 1984, The Protestant Radio and Television Center of Atlanta, Georgia was awarded the Peabody Award for their Protestant Hour program, "Be Still and Know," which featured John R. Gunn's meditations. Those meditations continued for 14 years. Reverend Gunn’s work, written and audio, is still available at Day1, a ministry of The Alliance for Christian Media. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
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  • Dave Peterson Dave Peterson (B.S, M.Div., D.Min., D.H.L.) is an ordained Presbyterian pastor who has served congregations in Washington, Nevada, Michigan, and Texas. He is Pastor Emeritus of the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston. As Director of Community Outreach of The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, he serves as a point of connection between the Foundation and its outreach partners in the community. He also offers spiritual resources and guidance across the broad range of the McNairs’ interests. (Source and photo: mcnairfoundation.org)
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  • Virgil Solis Virgil Solis or Virgilius Solis (1514 – 1562), a member of a prolific family of artists, was a German draughtsman and printmaker in engraving, etching, and woodcut who worked in his native city of Nuremberg. His prints were sold separately (mainly the etchings and engravings) or formed the illustrations of books (normally the woodcuts); many prints signed by him are probably by assistants. Solis eventually died in Nuremberg. Eduard von Ubisch wrote a comprehensive description of Solis' life and work in relation to his Bible images in 1889. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: commons.wikimedia.org)
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