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Curriculum Authors

Chosen with care to provide scholarly excellence, brilliant insight, tested wisdom, and a
diversity of perspectives… our authors are innovative, impressive and atop their fields

Educational Institutions Represented

• Asbury Theological Seminary
• Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
• Bethel Seminary
• Biola University
• Calvin College
• Calvin Theological Seminary
• Columbia University
• Covenant Theological Seminary
• Dallas Theological Seminary
• Denver Seminary
• Duke University
• George Mason University
• George Washington University
• Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

• Harvard University
• Houston Baptist University
• Jerusalem Prophecy College
• Knox Theological Seminary
• Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
• Liberty University School of Divinity
• Logsdon Theological Seminary
• Loyola University
• Manhattan Christian College
• Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
• New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
• New York Medical College
• New York University

• Northwestern University
• Oklahoma Baptist University
• Oral Roberts University
• Oxford University, England
• Palmer Theological Seminary
• Patrick Henry College
• Phoenix Seminary
• Portland Bible College
• Princeton Theological Seminary
• Princeton University
• Regent College
• Regent University, Vancouver, BC
• Shalom Bible College and Seminary
• Southern Evangelical Seminary
• Southern Illinois University

• SW Baptist Theological Seminary
• St Mary’s, U of St Andrews, Scotland
• Talbot School of Theology
• The C. S. Lewis Institute
• Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
• Trinity Evangelical Seminary
• Trinity International University
• University of Aberdeen, Scotland
• University of Cambridge
• University of Illinois
• University of Oxford, England
• University of Southern California
• Westminster Seminary
• Wheaton College
• William Tyndale College
• Yale Divinity School

Ministries Represented

• American Center for Law and Justice
• Answers in Genesis
• Campus Crusade for Christ
• Connection Points
• Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
• Cross Examined
• Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s
• Evangelical Theological Society
• Freedom in Christ Ministries
• International Association of Exorcists
• InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
• Ministers Fellowship International
• Rapha Christian Health Care
• Search Resources
• The Institute for Biblical Research
• The Society of Biblical Literature
• The Tyndale Fellowship

Translation Committees

• English Standard Version Study Bible
• New International Version


• Christian Ethics Today
• Books and Culture
• Christianity Today
• Decision Magazine
• Philosophy Now
• The Christian Research Journal
• The Chronicle of Higher Education
• The Philosopher’s Magazine


• A Minute of Vision
• End of the Age
• Unlimited Grace

Denominations Cited

• African-American Baptist
• Anglican
• Baptist General Convention (Converge)
• Christian Reformed
• Non-Denominational
• Presbyterian
• Southern Baptist

Primary Authors

Current or Coming Curriculum

• Apologetics and Evangelism • Biblical Knowledge
• Ethics and Leadership • Specialty Topics

Norman Geisler

Dr. Norman Geisler has taught theology, philosophy, and classical Christian apologetics on the graduate and undergraduate level for over 50 years and authored or co-authored over 100 books. He has served as a professor at Trinity Evangelical Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary. Education: William Tyndale College, Wheaton College, Northwestern University, Loyola University.
• Reasons for Belief: Easy-to-Understand Answers to 10 Essential Questions
• Popular Surveys of the Testaments
• Christian Ethics: Contemporary Issues & Options
• I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
• Chosen But Free: A Balanced View of God’s Sovereignty and Free Will

Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

Mary S Hulst

Dr. Mary S. Hulst has served as Calvin College Chaplain since 2009 and preaches weekly to its students. Prior to that, she spent eight years serving as the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, and also taught for one year in the Communication Department at Calvin College and two years at Calvin Theological Seminary. Education- BC of classical studies, Calvin College; MDiv, Calvin Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Illinois. Her book, A Little Handbook for Preachers, summarizes the teachings of classic and great preaching instructors in a concise form‒ providing foundational concepts, tips and important reminders for newcomers and seasoned preachers alike.
• A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday

Biblical Interpretation and Preaching • Specialty Topics

Gordon D. Fee

Professor of the New Testament at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, and previously in Wheaton College. General editor of the New International Commentary series. New International version revision committee member. Education includes a PhD from University of Southern California. Authored a number of textbooks or books on: textual criticism, biblical interpretation, as well as commentaries on 1 Corinthians, Philippians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Revelation.
• How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth • Listening to the Spirit in the Text
• New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors

Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

Douglas K. Stuart

Professor Stuart is a scholar of the Old Testament, Assyrian and Babylonian languages and literature, and the cultures of the ancient Near East. He controls the use of 14 different languages, both ancient and modern. Stuart currently teaches at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts― an interdenominational Evangelical Seminary. His articles have appeared in Christianity Today and Decision Magazine. Education: Yale Divinity School; PhD. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Harvard University.
• How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth
• Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors

Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

Bryan Chapell

Dr. Bryan Chapell is the Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, Founder of the radio-ministry Unlimited Grace, and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. Author, conference speaker and faculty member of Knox Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and adjunct preaching professor at numerous others. BA Journalism, Northwestern University; MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; PhD speech communication, Southern Illinois University.
• Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, 2018

Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

A. Chadwick Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill is the Chair of Theological Studies and an Assistant Professor of Apologetics and Biblical Studies for the Liberty University School of Divinity in Lynchburg, Virginia. Thornhill authored his book to fill a need for laymen, students and ministers. His goal: to equip them to have a working knowledge of the essentials of biblical Greek for in-depth New Testament study, eliminating excessive labor . MA in Religion, MDiv, and PhD in Theology and Apologetics, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
• Greek for Everyone: Introductory Greek for Bible Study and Application

Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

Robert H. Stein

Robert H. Stein is senior professor emeritus of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; previously at Bethel Seminary. A world-renowned scholar of the Synoptic Gospels, he has authored several books including A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible, Studying the Synoptic Gospels, Luke, and Jesus the Messiah; and a commentary on Mark & Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary. Suggested by our Ministry of the Holy Spirit authors, The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings is particularly applicable to the study of parables and  dream interpretation.
• The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings

Theology and Church History • Specialty Topics
• Biblical Interpretation and Preaching

Craig S. Keener

Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Craig Keener previously taught 15 years as professor of New Testament at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in Philadelphia, where he also served as Associate Pastor at an African-American Baptist church. He has authored numerous New Testament commentaries, 19 books in total. Ph.D. in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins, Duke University.
• The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
• Not Afriad of the Antichrist
• Paul, Women, and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul

Theology and Church History

J. I. Packer

J.I. Packer became an icon in Christendom after authoring the best-selling “Knowing God” in 1973. Born in England, he was educated at University of Oxford, eventually holding a Doctorate of Philosophy. An ordained Anglican minister, his last teaching position was as the board of governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, in which he served from 1996 until his retirement in 2016, and death in 2020. A prolific writer and frequent lecturer‒ Packer was executive editor of Christianity Today, and served as general editor of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible.
• Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs

Theology and Church History

Irvin Baxter

Dr. Baxter studied biblical prophecy for most of his life and solely focused on it for over 50 years‒ making his perspective well worth and examining and considering. Host of a 20-year-old radio talk show & internationally syndicated TV program End of the Age, his Endtime Magazine launched in 1991 and has become the most widely circulated prophecy magazine in the world. Irvin’s Jerusalem Prophecy College educates local Israeli’s and online students regarding the link between current events and Bible prophecies. We were delighted when he agreed to partner with IUS, but heartbroken when passed on Nov 3, 2020 at the age of 75.
• Understanding the End Time

Theology and Church History • Specialty Topics

Michael L. Brown

Michael Brown, a Jewish believer, found Jesus as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, hippie rock drummer. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University, and has written more than 40 books including: Why So Many Christians Have Left the Faith, Breaking the Stronghold of Food, and Authentic Fire. A speaker throughout America and in more than 30 countries; he hosts a nationally syndicated, radio talk-show, and serves as a visiting or adjunct professor at numerous seminaries.
• Not Afraid of the Antichrist

Theology and Church History

Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow serves as Chief Counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate and lawyer, a renowned expert on religious liberty, and a respected broadcaster‒ hosting his own daily broadcast. A #1 New York Times-bestselling author, Sekulow has authored a number of books. As a Messianic Jew, his interest in the state of Israel is keen; and as an exceptionally experienced attorney, he knows how to think critically, research thoroughly and communicate effectively. He earned his Ph.D. from Regent University.
• Jerusalem: A Biblical and Historical Case for the Jewish Capital

Theology and Church History • Specialty Topics

Timothy Paul Jones

Dr. Jones has written widely in the fields of apologetics and family ministry. Christian Retailing Magazine awarded him top honors in 2010 for his book Christian History Made Easy in the Christian education category; while Christian Book Awards gave How We Got the Bible the Book of the Year in Bible reference books. Charles Colson listed Jones as one of “four names you need to know” when responding to today’s atheists. Dr. Jones holds the BA in Biblical Studies from Manhattan Christian College, an MDiv from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught biblical languages at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and at Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as lecturing at forums sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs.
• Christian History Made Easy
• Misquoting Truth: A Guide to Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s “Misquoting Jesus”

Apologetics and Evangelism

Frank Turek

Dr. Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books including Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of Cross Examined, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He hosts a weekly TV program, and a radio program which airs on 186 stations each week, and has debated several prominent atheists including David Silverman, president of American Atheists. Turek was an aviator in the U.S. Navy, has a master’s degree in Public Administration from George Washington University and a doctorate in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and has taught Leadership and Management at George Washington University.
• I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Athiest

Apologetics and Evangelism

Roger Patterson

Dr. Patterson is Senior Pastor of West University Baptist and Crosspoint Church– a multi-site church in Houston, Texas. His A Minute of Vision broadcast is heard in over 300 markets across the US reaching Canada and Australia as well. He has authored A Minute of Vision for Men and co-authored Leading from the Second Chair. He holds a BA in Christianity and Speech from Houston Baptist University; and MDiv and PMin degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (So Baptist).
• World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity- 3 Volumes

Apologetics and Evangelism

Bodie Hodge

Bodie Hodge holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and developed a New Method of Production of Submicron Titanium Diboride. Just as passionate about apologetics; Hodge speaks, writes, and researches for Answers in Genesis, a ministry dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel effectively. His genius is in gathering authorities to address each topic.
• World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity- 3 Volumes

Apologetics and Evangelism

Randy Newman

Teacher and writer with Connection Points, Newman seeks to engage people’s hearts the way Jesus did. He is the Senior Teaching Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at The C. S. Lewis Institute and an adjunct faculty member at several evangelical seminaries and Patrick Henry College. Newman served for over thirty years with Campus Crusade for Christ and continues to minister to students and professors at George Mason University. He is a Messianic Jew and author of 3 books. M.Div. and PhD in Intercultural Studies― Trinity International University.
• Questioning Evangelism

Apologetics and Evangelism

Gregory Koukl

Gregory Koukl started out thinking he was too smart for Christianity, but ended up giving his life in its defense. A world-renowned speaker, he has spoken on 85 university and college campuses both in the U.S. and abroad. An award-winning writer, He has written numerous books and been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the L.A. Times. Koul received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University; and serves as an adjunct professor at Biola University.
• Tactics: a Game Plan for Discussing Christian Convictions

Ethics and Leadership

Wayne Grudem

Dr. Grudem served as the general editor of the ESV Study Bible which was Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s 2009 Book of the Year. He served as the president of the Evangelical Theological Society and co-founded the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona. Education: Harvard (BA), Westminster Seminary-Philadelphia (MDiv, DD), University of Cambridge (PhD). He has authored 22 books and numerous publications including: Systematic Theology (over 500,000 copies sold).
• Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning, Ethics &n Leadership

Ethics and Leadership

Frank Damazio

After founding and pastoring Eugene Christian Fellowship for twelve years, Frank returned to Portland, Oregon as senior pastor of City Bible Church and President of Portland Bible College. Damazio is co-chairman of Ministers Fellowship International, a world-wide fellowship of pastors. He earned his Bachelor of Theology at Portland Bible College, and his Master of Divinity at Oral Roberts University. He has authored 30 books. His book, Vanguard Leadership, encourages leaders to break free from stagnation, mediocrity, and complacency‒ in favor of a bold new standard.
• Vanguard Leadership

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Raymond T Franklyn

Survivor of a 15-month oppression, Raymond’s inside-knowledge of depression, suicidal ideation, and spiritual battle is extensive. After a sudden and compelling deliverance, he added MDiv and DMin degrees to his BA in sociology. Recognized by the FGCI, he was commissioned by the US Air Force Auxiliary, serving as a Chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol, as well as for an inner-city recovery program. An entrepreneur for decades, he served 3 terms on the Council of Advisors to CO Attorney General on Consumer Credit. Pastor and prophetic ministry leader, his spiritual optimism is contagious.
• Cessationism vs. Continuism Course

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Lynmarie Franklyn

Intrigued by dreams from an early age, Lynmarie only got serious about looking into their value after her life was shaken to the core. Her journey provided access‒ not only to her own and her family’s frequent dreams‒ but to multitudes submitted from around the world, including feedback and related outcomes. Devoting over two decades to the daily clinical study of these, Lynmarie found time to complete MDiv and DMin degrees from Shalom Bible Seminary; lead prophetic team ministry, direct choirs, and serve as a minister or pastor in three churches.
• 15 Keys to Interpretation for Prophetic Dreamers Course
• 88 Decoding Exercises for Prophetic Dreamers Course

Transformation and Counseling

Neil T. Anderson

This aerospace engineer found the Lord while attending a Campus Crusade for Christ event. Two years later, he resigned his position at Honeywell and enrolled at Talbot School of Theology, the graduate school of Biola University‒ eventually chairing the Practical Theology Department. He is a best-selling author on spiritual freedom, is founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries, and has authored 111 books.
• Victory Over the Darkness • Bondage Breaker

Transformation and Counseling

Robert S. McGee

Robert McGee is a professional counselor and lecturer. He is founder of Rapha, a nationally recognized health care organization that provides in-hospital and outpatient care with a Christ-centered perspective for adults and adolescents suffering with psychiatric and substance abuse problems. He is also president of Search Resources. Ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, his books have sold millions of copies.
• The Search For Freedom

Transformation and Counseling

Peter Horrobin

Peter Horrobin is the Founder and International Director of Ellel Ministries. Originally established in 1986 as a ministry of healing in England, the work so grew that within a short time there were centers all over the world. By 2017 the work was established in over thirty different countries and students who have trained with Ellel Ministries are working on every continent and in well over fifty different countries. Horrobin is a graduate of Oxford University and authored numerous books.
• Healing through Deliverance: The Foundation and Practice of Deliverance Ministry

Bible Knowledge

N.T. Wright

An English New Testament scholar, Pauline theologian and Anglican Bishop, Wright served as Bishop of Durham from 2003 to 2010, and Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews in Scotland until 2019, when he became a senior research fellow at Oxford University. Author of over 70 books, Wright is highly regarded in academic and theological circles for his “Christian Origins and the Question of God” series.
• The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

Secondary Authors

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Specialty Topics: Theology and Church History

Craig L Blomberg

A distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, Blomberg holds a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Passionate about the historical reliability of the Scriptures; he is the author, co-author or co-editor of 15 books and more than 80 articles. He has lectured widely on six continents, and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Tyndale Fellowship, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Committee on Bible Translation for the NIV Bible.
• A Case for Historic Premillennialism

Specialty Topics: Theology and Church History

Gregg R. Allison

Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, Allison is an authority in Historical Theology. Having lived in or nearby Rome for 7 years, he additionally specializes in Roman Catholic theology. Gregg is the Evangelical Theological Society book review editor. His educational credentials include earning a B.S. in biology; an M.Div.; and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. His book‒ Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine: a Companion to Grudem’s Systematic Theology‒ is a major and important work.
• 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism

Specialty Topics: Apologetics and Evangelism

Lisette Bassett-Brody

During a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Lisette requested a catalog of archeological finds in Israel to discover that there was no such publication. Leave it to a woman to have none of that! Wife of CBN News journalist David Brody, Lissette’s possesses her own exceptional organizational instincts. If you aren’t interesting in archaeology, you will be after browsing the colorful and engaging pages of this important and easy-to-read book which corroborates biblical details. Finds listed by biblical places, people, points of interest or objects.
• Etched in Stone: Archaeological Discoveries that Prove the Bible

Specialty Topics: Ethics and Leadership

Joe E. Trull

Joe E. Trull is on the adjunctive faculties of Logsdon Theological Seminary, a Baptist seminary affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas; as well as Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Additionally, he is editor of Christian Ethics Today. In 1998, he retired as professor of Christian Ethics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary a Southern Baptist Seminary, where he had taught since 1985. From 1965 to 1985 he pastored Baptist churches in TX and VA. Has author of five books.
• Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders

Specialty Topics: Transformation and Counseling

Richard Gallagher M.D

Richard Gallagher, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist professor of psychiatry at NY Medical College and a psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia University, also serving many years as Westchester’s psychiatric emergency and crisis director. He earned a BA at Princeton University in Classics, Phi beta Kappa, winning the class Award in Latin and Greek, with residency at Yale University. The longest-standing member of the International Association of Exorcists, serving as a scientific adviser on its board. Dr. Gallagher has devoted many years to distinguishing the rare cases of overt demonic attacks from the more common conditions of medical and psychiatric disorders. In this capacity, he has undoubtedly seen more cases of diabolical possession/oppression than any other physician in the world.
• Demonic Foes: My 25 Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal
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