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
Johnette Benkovic is Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization
apostolate with outreaches in television, radio, print, and internet communications. She is also Founder of Catholic Women of Grace, an apostolate for
After successful careers in public education and insurance sales, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith and discerned
a call to share the Gospel message through the media. She has been a consistent presence in Catholic radio since 1987 and in Catholic television
Johnnette is Executive Producer of The Abundant Life, a television program that discusses contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective. She is
also host of Moments of Truth Live, a call-in radio talk show and Living His Life Abundantly, a 12-minute daily teaching program heard nationally
on AM/FM stations and internationally via short wave radio.
In addition, Johnnette is a popular conference speaker, retreat master, and seminar presenter, and has been published in major Catholic magazines.
She is the author of several books including Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life (Servant), Grace-Filled Moments (Our Sunday
Visitor), Living Life Abundantly: Stories of People Who Have Encountered God (Servant), Experience Grace in Abundance: Strategies For
Your Spiritual Life (Our Sunday Visitor) and The New Age Counterfeit (Queenship). | Return
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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". |
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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 Resurrected? An Atheist and Theist Dialogue, with Antony Flew (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).
He is also the author of The Risen Jesus & Future Hope (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, with Michael Licona (Kregel, 2004), and
The Resurrection: Heart of New Testament Doctrine (College Press, 2000), as well as several other works. Dr. Habermas has taught at over a dozen other seminaries.
Visit him online at www.GaryHabermas.com. | Return to the home page
Roy Schoeman is the author of Salvation
Is From the Jews (Ignatius, 2004) and editor of Honey From
the Rock: Sixteen Jews Find the Sweetness of Christ (Ignatius, 2007).
He was born in a suburb of New York City of "Conservative" Jewish parents who had fled Nazi Germany. His Jewish education and formation was received
under some of the most prominent Rabbis in contemporary American Jewry, including Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, probably the foremost Conservative Rabbi in
the U.S. and his hometown Rabbi growing up; Rabbi Arthur Green, later the head of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College who was his religion
teacher and mentor during high school and early college; and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, a prominent Hasidic Rabbi with whom he lived in Israel for
several months. His secular education included a B.Sc. from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard Business School.
Midway through a career of teaching and consulting (he had been appointed to the faculty of the Harvard Business School) Schoeman experienced
an unexpected and instantaneous conversion to Christianity which led to a dramatic refocus of his activities. Since then he has pursued theological
studies at several seminaries, helped produce and host a Catholic television talk show, and edited and written for several Catholic books and reviews.
His personal website is www.SalvationIsFromTheJews.com. | 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
Fr. Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J. has been an associate professor of philosophy at Boston College since 1984.
He holds a Doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toronto (1980) and a Masters in theology from Weston School of Theology (1988). He is the
co-author, with Dr. Peter Kreeft, of Handbook of Christian Apologetics (IVP, 1994, 2001), and editor, Paul Copan, of The Resurrection
Debate: Fact or Figment?: A Debate Between William Lane Craig and Gerd Ludemann (IVP, 2000). He has written numerous articles and reviews for
publications including Christian Scholars Review, Public Affairs Quarterly, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Theological Studies, and
Philosophia Christi. | 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 |
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