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  • Barnabas Powell Fr. Barnabas Powell is the priest at Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia. He founded Faith Encouraged Ministries in 2014 and was the host of the Faith Encouraged LIVE talk show on Ancient Faith Radio until January of 2019. Faith Encouraged Ministries continues to produce the Monday thru Friday Devotional called Faith Encouraged Daily. Fr. Barnabas published his first book “A Faith Encouraged” through Ancient Faith Publishing and also produced the 16 part video series called “A Journey to Fullness” to help parishes introduce the Faith to the average person.
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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:
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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:
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  • Andrew Pratt Having trained as a Marine Biologist, Andrew Pratt taught for seven years before entering the Methodist Ministry. He is currently a Methodist Circuit Superintendent. He holds Masters degrees in science and literature, and is currently researching for a Doctorate in hymnody. Andrew has been involved in the editing of a number of song books; Stainer & Bell has published a collection of over eighty of his texts, and over sixty more of his texts are assigned to them. His writing is often hard-edged or innovative, providing songs of lament in contemporary language or addressing issues as diverse as AIDS, the world wide web, child abuse and racism. (Source:; photo:
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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:
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  • Eugene H Peterson ​​Eugene Peterson (November 6, 1932 – October 22, 2018) was an American Presbyterian minister, scholar, theologian, author, and poet. He wrote over 30 books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award–winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Navpress Publishing Group, 2002), an idiomatic paraphrasing commentary and translation of the Bible into modern American English using a dynamic equivalence translation approach. (Source:; photo:
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  • John J Pilch Dr. John J. Pilch was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated in the mid-West (Wisconsin and Illinois) earning his PhD from Marquette University in 1972. Leading study tours to the Middle East provided first hand experience of that culture and its values. He was assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin for fourteen years(1974-1988) focusing on medical anthropology as it helps to appreciate healing in the modern and ancient world. He then taught the Cultural World of the Bible for eighteen years at Georgetown University, Washington DC (1993-2011) and until his death in 2016, he lectured in the Odyssey Program at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. All his audiences have appreciated the fresh light that Middle Eastern culture and values shed on ancient literature from that part of the world. His publications on the Middle Eastern cultural world of the Bible and on healing in the ancient world are well known in the US and abroad. (Source:; photo:
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  • Paul Pastor Paul J. Pastor is a writer and editor whose writings on spirituality and culture blend a love of the Christian Scriptures with wide-ranging interests in literature, ecology, philosophy, and art, and a unique intimacy with the natural world. His work engages timeless ideas that speak boldly to the wounds and possibilities of our age. Paul’s writing is widely recognized for its beauty and depth, and has won numerous awards, including from the Maggie Awards, the Evangelical Press Association, and the Christian Book Association. In 2019, Paul joined the editorial team of Penguin Random House, acquiring and championing new books for their WaterBrook and Multnomah imprints. As well, he serves as editor-at-large for Outreach magazine, contributing regular feature essays and interviews with some of the most influential Christian leaders in the United States. (Source and photo:
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  • Fran Pratt Rev. Fran Pratt is a pastor, writer, musician, and mystic. Making meaningful and beautiful liturgy to be spoken, practiced, and sung, is at the heart of her creative drive. Fran is author of a book of congregational litanies, and regularly creates and shares modern liturgy on her website and on Patreon. Her prayers are prayed in churches of various sizes and traditions across the globe. She writes, speaks, and consults on melding ancient and new liturgical streams in faith and worship. Fran currently serves as Pastor of Worship and Liturgy at Peace of Christ Church in Round Rock, Texas, where she lives with her spouse and two young daughters.
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  • Cornelius Plantinga Jr Cornelius "Neal" Plantinga Jr. is an American theologian who most notably served as president of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2002 through 2011. Plantinga received an AB degree from Calvin College in 1967, a BD degree from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1971, and a PhD degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1982. He has written several books, including Not the Way It's Supposed to Be (Eerdmans, 1995), the Christianity Today "Book of the Year" in 1996 and Engaging God's World (Eerdmans, 2002), a Christianity Today "Book of the Year" in 2003. He taught systematic theology at Calvin Seminary from 1979 to 1996. He became Dean of the Chapel at Calvin College in 1996 and was President of Calvin Seminary from 2002 to 2011. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin University. (source:; photo:
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  • Luke A Powery The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery is the dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. A national leader in the theological study of the art of preaching, Powery regularly delivers sermons at Duke Chapel as well as at churches throughout the United States and abroad. He is often a keynote speaker and lecturer at educational institutions, conferences, symposia, and retreats. His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology, and culture, particularly expressions of the African diaspora. He is the author of Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching; Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope; Rise Up, Shepherd! Advent Reflections on the Spirituals; and Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals. He has co-authored an introductory textbook on preaching, Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place. He is also a general editor of the nine-volume lectionary commentary series for preaching and worship titled Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship. (Source and photo:
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  • Anathea Portier-Young Anathea E. Portier-Young is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School. She is the author of Apocalypse against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Eerdmans, 2011), and recently co-edited Scripture and Social Justice: Catholic and Ecumenical Essays (Lexington Books /Fortress Academic, 2018). Her current research focuses on embodiment in biblical prophetic literature. (Source and photo: Working Preacher)
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  • Carolyn Pirtle Carolyn Pirtle is the program director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy and a composer of liturgical music. She is the author of Praying the Rosary Together. (Source and photo: Church Life Journal)
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