Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. is a scholar, author, and popular television host of several EWTN
(www.ewtn.com) television and radio programs,
including "EWTN Live" and "The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land. An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa earned his Ph.D.
in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University.
He speaks a dozen languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine (New Testament) Greek.
Father Pacwa is author of Catholics and the
New Age: How Good People Are Being Drawn into Jungian Psychology, the Enneagram and the Age of Aquarius (1992), Forgive Me Father, for
I Am Frustrated: Growing in Your Faith Even When It Isn't Easy Being Catholic (1997), and Some Heard Thunder, Some Heard God: The
Catholic Church and American Culture (2005), all published by Servant Books. He is founder of Ignatius Productions, a multi-media
teaching apostolate that features his books, tapes, and video productions, and produced the best-selling DVD,
The Da Vinci Hoax. Visit him online at
www.FatherMitchPacwa.org. | Return to the home page
Craig Blomberg, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary.
Dr. Craig Blomberg joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 1986. He
completed his Ph.D. in New Testament, specializing in the
parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in
Scotland . He received an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a B.A.
from Augustana College . Before joining the faculty of
Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a
research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.
In addition to
writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works
and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 15 books,
including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (now revised in a
21st century edition), Interpreting the Parables, Matthew for the New
American Commentary series, 1 Corinthians for the NIV Application
Commentary series, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey;
Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions; Making
Sense of the New Testament;, Preaching the Parables; Contagious
Holiness: Jesus' Meals with Sinners; and From Pentecost to Patmos: An
Introduction to Acts through Revelation. | Return to the home page
Craig Evans, Ph.D., is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at
Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia,
Canada. He received his B.A. degree in History and Philosophy from
Claremont McKenna College, his M.Div. degree from Western Baptist
Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biblical
Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California.
After teaching one year at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia
for twenty-one years, where he directed the graduate program in Biblical
Studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He was also for one
year a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton,
New Jersey. Evans joined the Acadia Divinity College faculty in 2002.
Dr. Evans is the author and editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles and
reviews, including the recently published Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels.
He has given lectures at Cambridge, Durham,
Oxford, Yale, and other universities, colleges, seminaries, and museums,
such as the Field Museum in Chicago and the Canadian Museum of
Civilization in Ottawa. He also regularly lectures and gives talks at
popular conferences and retreats on the Bible and Archaeology, and Jesus
and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Evans has appeared several times on the
television programs Faith and Reason and the John Ankerberg Show. He has
appeared in several History Channel and BBC documentaries and is a
regular guest on Dateline NBC. Evans also served on the National
Geographic Society's Gospel of Judas project. | Return to the home page
Dr. Timothy C. Gray is Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Director of the Denver Catholic
Biblical School, and Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University
of America, a ThM degree in Scripture from Duke University and an MA degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
author of The Luminous Mysteries, Sacraments in Scripture and Mission of the Messiah, all published by Emmaus Road Publishing.
He is co-author of Boys to Men: the Transforming Power of Virtue, as well as a contributing author for the Catholic for a Reason
series. He has filmed four 13-part series on the gospels for EWTN, and has appeared on Mother Angelica Live and Life on the Rock. | Return to the home page
Dr. Gary R. Habermas (PhD, Michigan State University) is Distinguished
Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty
University, Lynchburg, Virginia. The author of twenty-seven books,
dozens of chapters in multi-author volumes and over one hundred
articles, Habermas is an expert in defending the historic Resurrection, and his work in that area
is often cited in the area of Christian apologetics. He has also specialized in
cataloging and communicating trends among scholars in the field of
historical Jesus and New Testament studies.
In 1985, Dr. Habermas and renowned philosopher Antony Flew debated the question of Jesus'
resurrection as a literal and historical/physical event, before a crowd
of three thousand people. The debate was judged by professional debate
judges and was published as a book under the title Did Jesus Rise from
the Dead? The Resurrection Debate (Harper & Row, 1987). Dr. Habermas has taught at over a dozen other seminaries.
Visit him online at www.GaryHabermas.com. | Return to the home page
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New
Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Department
of Religious Studies, and Graduate Department of Religion. Holding a
B.A. from Smith College, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, and an
honorary Doctor of Ministry from the University of Richmond, Levine has
been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment
for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She
has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic
Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies.
recent publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the
Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco, 2006), the edited
collection, The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton University Press,
2006) and the fourteen-volume series, Feminist Companions to the New
Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). She has recorded
"Introduction to the Old Testament," "Great Figures of the Old
Testament," and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for the Teaching
Company. | Return to the home page
Dr. Edward (Ted) Sri is professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute's Master's in Catechetics and Evangelization
program in Denver, Colorado. He holds a license in sacred theology (S.T.L.) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
He appears on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture, apologetics and the Catholic faith. He also serves as a visiting professor
at Benedictine College, where he taught full-time for nine years. He also is a campus director for the Fellowship Of Catholic University
He is a co-author of Catholic for a Reason I, II,and III (Emmaus Road Publishing), co-author of The Da Vinci
Deception: 100 Questions About the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code (Ascension Press), and author of Queen Mother (Emmaus),
Mystery of the Kingdom (Emmaus), Dawn of the Messiah (Servant Books), and The New Rosary in Scripture (Charis Books).
He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their four children in Littleton, Colorado. | Return to the home page
Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament
Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. A
graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree
from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University
of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical
scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS,
a society dedicated to New Testament studies.
He has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt
University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer,
Dr. Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical
meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia,
Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led
tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
Dr. Witherington has written over thirty books, including The Jesus Quest
and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies
works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and
scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Beliefnet
Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country,
Dr. Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN,
The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network. Visit him online at www.BenWitherington.com | Return to the home page