I’ll have something really neat to say here about our authors, probably commenting on the fact that we have five core authors and will be adding guest bloggers regularly.
Bill lives as a writer in Washougal, WA. He is also the President of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipeship in the local church, and Research Professor in New Testament at Western Seminary.
Bill is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook Basics of Biblical Greek, Greek for the Rest of Us, and many other resources. Bill was also the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and is currently serving on the New International Version translation committee. Previously, Bill has served as a preaching pastor at a church in Spokane, WA, professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Greek professor at Azusa Pacific University.
Bev is currently Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Executive Director of the Women’s Center for Ministry at Western Seminary. She authored Shepherding Women in Pain and Shepherding a Woman’s Heart, Moody Publishers. Bev has established and led ministries for women in churches and communities on the west and east coasts of the U.S. and overseas. Bev has an earned Doctor of Ministry degree, and is a pastor’s wife. On their days off Bev and Jim might be seen riding their motorcycle near Mt. Hood in Oregon, enjoying mocha at a local coffee shop or making boysenberry jam with the grandchildren.
Chad is the Director of Coaching for Western Seminary and also serves as a leadership coach for ministry and corporate clients through his role as Partner with Coach Approach Ministries and iNTERNAL iMPACT. Prior to joining the Western faculty, his career path included service as a corporate coach with software leader SAS Institute and as a ministry consultant/coach with the Baptist State Convention of NC.
Chad’s interests include leadership, organizational development, and the interplay of church, culture and business. He is the co-author of two books: Faith Coaching (2009) and Coaching for Christian Leaders (2007), is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal and Christianity Today’s Out of Ur blog, and serves as editor of Christian Coaching Magazine.
Marc is the Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, and he also leads the Master of Theology (Th.M.) program. Before joining Western’s faculty, Marc served for seven years as a youth pastor (middle and high school) at an Evangelical Free church in Vancouver, WA.
Marc enjoys theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general. Marc does not enjoy cats, pickles, sugar in his coffee, or people who talk loudly on cell phones in quiet places. He is the author of Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed and another book that you really don’t want to read (assuming you even wanted to read the first one). And, he also blogs regularly at Scientia et Sapientia.
John is the lead pastor at Village Church in Portland, OR and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Western Seminary. He also has a strong commitment to building the church worldwide, partnering and teaching ministries in Lebanon and India.
John loves reading and writing about pastoral theology and leadership, and he particularly enjoys reading Eugene Peterson, Michael Frost, and Thomas Oden. He’s also an avid fan of tennis, kayaking, and gardening.