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  • Stan Mast ​​Stan spent 41 years in parish ministry in four very different churches: St. Louis, MO, Colorado Springs, CO, Byron Center, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI (where he was Minister of Preaching at the LaGrave Avenue CRC for 22 years). For three years, he was Coordinator of Field Education at Calvin Seminary before his stint at LaGrave. In 2012, Stan retired and then promptly un-retired to return to the Seminary as Adjunct Professor of Preaching. (Source: calvinseminary.edu; photo: bayharborchurch.org)
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  • James Iley McCord James I. McCord (1919-1990) was an ordained Presbyterian minister and former president of Princeton Theological Seminary (1959-83). He was also the founder of the Center for Theological Inquiry, winner of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (1986), and the former president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. (Source: nytimes.com; photo: ptsem.edu)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hyper Pixels Media Hyper Pixels Media exists to bring glory to God and to assist the local church by equipping it with creative media resources. We believe that you are following the example that Jesus left for us when you use video in your ministry. Jesus used parables (earthly stories) to teach and communicate Kingdom Principles. Video is the ultimate storyteller...combining visual imagery and sound. (Source: worshiphousemedia.com)
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  • Igniter Media Igniter Media creates and curates media so the local church can better engage the culture and declare biblical truth. (Source: ignitermedia.com)
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  • Carol Howard Merritt Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (@CarolHoward) is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation. After being raised as a conservative Baptist and attending a fundamentalist Bible college, Carol studied at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas and became a Presbyterian (USA) Minister. She’s known for serving growing Presbyterian (USA) churches, especially those with a deep commitment to serving the poor and disenfranchised. A pastor for almost two decades, Carol has served Presbyterian (USA) churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, and an urban neighborhood of Washington, DC. This breadth and depth of practical experience informs her consultations with denominational governing bodies, seminaries, and local churches. Carol is an Adjunct Faculty member at Dubuque Theological Seminary. (Source: carolhowardmerritt.org; photo: twitter.com)
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  • Joe Milner Joe Milner coordinates RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and is a member of the Liturgy Planning Team and Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier College Church on Saint Louis University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. (Source: liturgy.slu.edu)
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  • Van Morris Van Morris is Senior Pastor at Calvary Christian Center in Mount Washington, Kentucky, and a regular contributor at PreachingToday.com. He also serves as a chaplain through Marketplace Chaplains, USA.
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  • Debra Dean Murphy Debra Dean Murphy is associate professor of religious studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has also taught at Meredith College, Campbell Divinity School, and Duke Divinity School, and worked for six years as Director of Christian Formation at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of Happiness, Health, and Beauty: The Christian Life in Everyday Terms and Teaching that Transforms: Worship as the Heart of Christian Education. She co-authored The Shape of Our Lives and The Shape of God’s Reign, study guides in the Congregational Formation Initiative of the Ekklesia Project, and her articles and essays have appeared in journals such as Modern Theology, Theology Today, Scottish Journal of Theology, Liturgy, Cross Currents, and The Christian Century. Her blog posts are regularly featured by The Christian Century, Sojourners, and Textweek.com, and On Being. (Source: debradeanmurphy.wordpress.com; photo: dreamersandgiants.com)
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  • Paul Neeley Dr. Paul Neeley is the curator of global worship resources at Global Christian Worship and a former instructor at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
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  • Nathan Nettleton Nathan Nettleton is pastor at the South Yarra Community Baptist Church, a small congregation located in an inner-city neighbourhood of Melbourne, Australia. He has a Master of Theology degree from the University of Divinity for studies in Liturgical Theology and was ordained by the Baptist Union of Victoria. He is a member of the Baptist World Alliance Study Commission on Worship & Spirituality, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgica, and represents the Baptist Union of Australia on the ecumenical Australian Consultation on Liturgy (ACOL), and ACOL on the English Language Liturgical Consultation. (Source and photo: laughingbird.net)
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  • Thomas O'Brien Tom O’Brien is a Canon and Examining Chaplain for Holy Scripture in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida. The writings presented by Tom are those prescribed in the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sundays. Tom has been a Lay Deputy to the last five Episcopal Church General Conventions and was a member of the Council of Advice to the President of the House of Deputies. Tom has been teaching courses on the Bible and Theology for the last 19 years in various venues. He holds degrees from Notre Dame (magna cum laude), Yale Law School, and an M.A. in Theology (summa cum laude) from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. (Source: scriptureincontext.org)
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  • Bill Olnhausen Father Bill Olnhausen is Pastor Emeritus of Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. He was raised Evangelical United Brethren, went Methodist, was an Episcopalian priest for 24 years, and now for 33 years has been an Orthodox priest. He blogs regularly on the intersection of Orthodox Faith and American Midwestern culture. (Source: frbillsorthodoxblog.com)
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  • John Ortberg is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and the former senior pastor of Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California, an ECO Presbyterian church with more than 4,000 members. Ortberg has published many books including When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; and The Life You've Always Wanted. (Source: wikipedia.org)
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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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  • 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: pauljpastor.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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  • 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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  • 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: wikipedia.org; photo: nytimes.com)
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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: amazon.com; photo: baltimoresun.com)
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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: wikipedia.org; photo: calvin.edu)
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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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  • 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: divinity.duke.edu)
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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: hopepublishing.com; photo: twitter.com)
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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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  • 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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  • Debra Rienstra Debra Rienstra is professor of English at Calvin University, where she has taught since 1996, specializing in early British literature and creative writing. She is the author of three books—on motherhood, spirituality, and worship—and numerous essays and poems. Her literary essays have appeared in Rock & Sling, The Examined Life Journal, and Aethlon, among other places. She writes bi-weekly for The Twelve, an online magazine connected with The Reformed Journal, writing about spirituality, pop culture, the church, the arts, higher ed, and more. (Source and photo: debrarienstra.com)
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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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  • Anthony Robinson Tony is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. He is the author of thirteen books, including the best-selling Transforming Congregational Culture and the award-winning What’s Theology Got To Do With It: Convictions, Vitality and the Church. He is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century as well as other publications. He writes for the “The Daily Devotional” of the United Church of Christ. He has served four congregations, most recently Seattle’s Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC. Tony has taught at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Vancouver School of Theology, Emmanuel College (University of Toronto), Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Andover Newton Theological School among others. He has lectured at Princeton Theological Seminary, Brite Divinty School, Eden Theological Seminary, and Pacific School of Religion, among others. He has spoken widely at church and clergy conferences throughout the U.S., Canada and in New Zealand. (Source: anthonybrobinson.com; photo: patheos.com)
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  • Nicole M Roccas Dr. Nicole Roccas is a communications professional who has worked in both academic and nonprofit environments. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (University of Toronto). Nicole has been a contributor to Ancient Faith Radio since 2015 as host of the Time Eternal podcast and blog. Since 2019, she and her husband Basil have produced the Help My Unbelief Podcast. Her first book is Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2017), which explores the relationship between human perceptions of time and the spiritual sickness of acedia. She has her PhD in History from the University of Cincinnati and attends Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission in downtown Toronto. (Source and photo: ancientfaith.com)
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  • Ronald Rolheiser Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He is a theologian, professor, award-winning author, and serves as president of the Oblate School of Theology. He holds Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Ottawa and Newman Theological College Edmonton and Master’s degrees from the University of San Francisco and University of Louvain, Belgium along with a PhD/STD from the University of Louvain. Apart from his academic knowledge in systematic theology and philosophy, he has become a popular speaker in contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. He writes a weekly column that is carried in over 70 newspapers around the world. His experience spans from: Teacher of philosophy, Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Member of OMI General Council; community-builder, lecturer and writer. (Source: ost.edu; photo: ronrolheiser.com)
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  • Paul Ryan Paul Ryan is the Worship Pastor [at Calvin University] and a staff member of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Paul is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music (BM, vocal performance) and Calvin Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM) and is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. (source and photo: calvin.edu)
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  • Kenneth L Samuel The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel graduated in 1978 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History. He continued his academic pursuit by matriculating at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received the Benjamin E. Mays Theological Fellowship Award, among others. In 1981, he received his Master of Divinity Degree. In 1996, he received the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His theological focus is in the field of homiletics and social ethics. In March of 1987, Dr. Samuel organized the Victory for the World Church, which has dual standing as an Independent Baptist Church and an active congregation of the United Church of Christ. Located in Atlanta’s eastern suburb of DeKalb County, Victory Church seeks to address the total needs of the total person through a broad array of ministries and services which promote the spiritual development, educational enhancement, fiscal fitness and social empowerment of every child of God – regardless of race, gender, culture, class or sexual orientation. Dr. Samuel has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Clark Atlanta University and at Lancaster Theological Seminary. In addition, Dr. Samuel has served as a Teaching Assistant in homiletics at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Dr. Samuel’s first book, entitled ‘Solomon’s Success: Four Essential Keys to Leadership’ has appeared as a number one best seller in the Christian Century Magazine. Currently, Dr. Samuel is one of the writers of the United Church of Christ ‘God Is Still Speaking’ Daily Devotionals. (Source and photo: victoryfortheworld.org)
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  • Eric Sarwar Eric Sarwar is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan and founder and director of the Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship in Karachi. (Source: reformedworship.org; photo: globalchristianworship.tumblr.com)
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  • Greg Scheer Greg Scheer is a composer, author, speaker, and a Music Associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. His writings include Essential Worship (Baker Books, 2016) The Art of Worship (Baker Books, 2006) and contributions to Reformed Worship, The Hymn, Call to Worship and Worship Leader and a chapter in New Songs of Celebration Render (ed. C. Michael Hawn, GIA Publications, forthcoming). Greg is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (Music Theory/Composition and German) and holds a M.A in Music Theory/Composition from the University of Pittsburgh. Scheer's music is available from Augsburg Fortress, WorshipToday, Faith Alive. (source: calvin.edu; photo: gregscheer.com)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Christine Sine Christine Sine is the founder and facilitator of Godspace, which grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with her husband, Tom, Christine also co-founded Mustard Seed Associates, but recently retired to make time available for writing, speaking and to look after their puppy, Goldie. Christine describes herself as a contemplative activist, passionate gardener, author, and liturgist. She loves messing with church traditions and inspiring followers of Jesus to develop creative approaches to spirituality that intertwine the sacred through all of life. She facilitates workshops on contemplative and creative spiritual practices, spirituality and gardening, simplicity and sustainability as well as how to develop a more spiritual rhythm for our lives. She often encourages participants to paint rocks or leaves, plant contemplative gardens, walk labyrinths and create spiritual pathways that draw us into deeper intimacy with God. Christine is inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality, which has opened her eyes to the God who is present in every moment, every experience and every place. She is open to learning from everyone and everything around. (Source and photo: godspacelight.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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  • Mandy Smith Mandy Smith is lead pastor at University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the author of Making a Mess and Meeting God, The Vulnerable Pastor, and Unfettered: Imagining a Childlike Faith Beyond the Baggage of Western Culture (2021). She is also a fine artist and the creator of "The Collect," a citywide trash-to-art project. (Source: christianitytoday.com; photo: universitychristianchurch.net)
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  • Kathleen S Hofman Smith Rev. Kathy Smith is Senior Associate Director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Program Manager for the Institute's grants programs. She administers grants programs related to worship and is part of the executive leadership team that oversees all Institute programming and staffing. Her areas of interest include preaching and worship, church polity and administration, and leadership development. Kathy is adjunct professor of congregational and ministry studies at Calvin University, and adjunct professor of church polity at Calvin Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Calvin University (Art and Education) and and holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Theology degree (Church Polity) from Calvin Theological Seminary. Kathy is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. (source: calvin.edu;
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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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  • Charles H Spurgeon Charles H Spurgeon (1834-92) was a British Baptist preacher and prolific author of sermons, commentaries, books, poetry, hymns, and devotionals. (Source: wikipedia.org; photo: public domain)
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  • Joan Stott Joan Stott is a writer at The Timeless Psalms and former leader in various church outreach and missions programs. She has also served in leadership positions in the World Methodist Council and Australian Church Women, Australia’s national women’s ecumenical organization. (Source: http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/)
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  • Stuart Strachan Jr Stuart Strachan Jr. is an ordained Presbyterian pastor. His primary passion is equipping the saints for the ministry of the church (Eph. 4). He loves preaching, teaching, and helping churches cast vision for what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st Century. He has served churches in a variety of capacities in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Washington; and he has developed and curates The Pastor’s Workshop, an online portal and resource for pastors as they plan sermons and worship services. (Source and photo: thepastorsworkshop.com)
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  • Eleonore Stump Eleanore Stump is The Robert J. Henle, SJ, Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University where she has taught since 1992. Her areas of specialization include medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. She writes weekly spiritual reflections at The Sunday Website of Saint Louis University. (Source and photo: slu.edu)
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  • Jim Stump Jim Stump is Vice President at BioLogos. He oversees the editorial team, participates in strategic planning, and hosts the podcast, Language of God. Jim also writes and speaks on behalf of BioLogos. He has a PhD in philosophy and was formerly a professor and academic administrator. His books include, Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design; Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues; How I Changed My Mind about Evolution; and The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity. (Source and photo: biologos.com)
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