We have gathered experts from across North America to not only help you love, know and trust the Bible more but also to enable you to teach it effectively
all to the glory of God.
DR. DAVID LYLE JEFFREY
David Lyle Jeffrey has been Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor University since 2000. He is also Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Ottawa, and has been Guest Professor at Peking University (Beijing) since 1996 and Honorary Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) since 2005.
Jeffrey graduated from Wheaton College in 1965 and received his PhD from Princeton in 1968. He was first tenured (1973) at the University of Rochester, where he was inaugural director of the Medieval House Living-Learning Center. He was Reckitt and Coleman Visiting Professor at the University of Hull (UK) in 1970-71, Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Victoria and subsequently Professor and Chair at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He has been a visiting professor for graduate programs at Regent College, The University of Notre Dame, The University of Toronto, Peking University and Regent College (UBC).
Among the honors he most values include being made inaugural Professor of the Year in Arts and Humanities at the University of Ottawa in 1995, election to the Royal Society of Canada in 1996, being chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Conference on Christianity and Literature in 2003, and invitation from St Andrews University in Scotland to give the Andrew Laing Lecture on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Laing lecture in 2004.
Jeffrey teaches courses on medieval literature, the Bible as literature, medieval exegesis, biblical hermeneutics and literary theory, biblical tradition in the arts, art and biblical theology, literature and philosophy, and in other universities has taught also both biblical theology and literary theory.
Greg is a Ph.D. candidate in biblical studies at the University of Bristol. He is the Canadian Marketing Representative for Logos Bible Software and the author of The Wrong Jesus. He is also a speaker who specializes in New Testament history and the origins of Christianity.
He is also an adjunct lecturer at Acadia Divinity College where he teaches graduate level courses relating to the study of the New Testament.
His upcoming book, The Wrong Jesus, aims to put right some of the misguided portraits of Jesus floating around in contemporary culture. The purpose of the book is to outline a basic foundation by which high school and college students, as well as laypeople, can understand how historians come to conclusions about the historical Jesus. The Wrong Jesus also shows how the basic Christian beliefs concerning Jesus can be defended when Jesus is studied in his historical context.
Greg is currently writing his doctoral dissertation in New Testament through the University of Bristol (Trinity College) in the United Kingdom. His dissertation is on the burial of Jesus and ancient Jewish burial practices. He is a student member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Greg is a deeply passionate Canadian hockey fan who loves to read, travel, and spend time with his best friend and wife, Julie.
He resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia
DR. DAN WALLACE
Dr. Wallace, a four-generation Californian, former surfer, and pastor, is a member of the Society of New Testament Studies, has written, edited, or otherwise contributed to more than twenty books, and has published articles in New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, Biblica, Westminster Theological Journal, and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. His Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament is the standard intermediate Greek grammar and has been translated into several languages. He is the executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, an institute whose initial purpose is to preserve Scripture by taking digital photographs of all known Greek New Testament manuscripts. When not involved in scholarly pursuits, speaking engagements, or entertaining students at his home, he and his wife, Pati, enjoy spending time with their four boys, beagle, and lab.
BA, Biola University, 1975; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; PhD, 1995.
DR. JOHN NEUFELD
Dr. John Neufled is the Bible teacher at Back to the Bible Canada. A graduate of Columbia Bible College (Biblical Studies), the University of Saskatchewan (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min.), Dr. John Neufeld is passionate about preaching the Word of God and does so through expositional preaching. With 35 years of experience from behind the pulpit, Dr. John Neufeld has been in pastoral ministry since 1976, serving in churches in Saskatchewan, California and British Columbia, both as a church planter and senior pastor, along with teaching at numerous churches and seminars throughout North America. Dr. John Neufeld writes at Meticulously Sovereign. God’s sovereignty has been an overarching theme throughout Neufeld’s preaching and teaching career.
DR. MIKE LICONA
Mike Licona has a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies (University of Pretoria), which he completed with distinction. He serves as associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University. Mike was interviewed by Lee Strobel in his book The Case for the Real Jesus and appeared in Strobel’s video The Case for Christ. He is the author of numerous books including The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (IVP Academic, 2010), Paul Meets Muhammad (Baker, 2006), co-author with Gary Habermas of the award-winning book The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (Kregel, 2004) and co-editor with William Dembski of Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science (Baker, 2010). Mike is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has spoken on more than 50 university campuses, and has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs.
DR. J.I. PACKER
Dr. Packer is among the best known and most respected Christian Theologians of our time and is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. Originally from Britain, he moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 1979 to become Professor of systematic and historical theology at Regent College.
He is a prolific writer and frequent lecturer but is best known for his book, Knowing God which sums of the shared beliefs uniting Christians across denominations. He has been a frequent contributor to and the executive editor of Christianity Today. Dr. Packer also served as General Editor on the team of Biblical scholars involved in the acclaimed English Standard Version translation of the Bible.
Born in Gloucester, England, the son of a clerk for the Great Western Railway, Packer won a scholarship to Oxford University. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, obtaining the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (1948) Master of Arts (1954), and Doctor of Philosophy (1954).
It was as a student at Oxford that he first heard lectures from C. S. Lewis, whose teachings would (though he never knew Lewis personally) become a major influence in his life. In a meeting of the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, Packer committed his life to Christian service.
He spent a brief time teaching Greek at Oak Hill Theological College in London, and in 1949 entered Wycliffe Hall, Oxford to study theology. He was ordained a deacon (1952) and Presbyter (1953) in the Church of England, within which he was associated with the Evangelical movement. He was Assistant Curate of Harborne Heath in Birmingham 1952–54 and Lecturer at Tyndale Hall, Bristol 1955–61. He was Librarian of Latimer House, Oxford 1961–62 and Principal 1962–69. In 1970 he became Principal of Tyndale Hall, Bristol, and from 1971 until 1979 he was Associate Principal of Trinity College, Bristol, which had been formed from the amalgamation of Tyndale Hall with Clifton College and Dalton House-St Michael's.
Packer is associated with St. John's Vancouver Anglican Church, which in February 2008 voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada over the issue of same-sex blessings. St. John's joined the Anglican Network in Canada. Dr. Packer, on 23 April, handed in his licence from the Bishop of New Westminster. In December 2008, Packer was appointed an honorary Clerical Canon of St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney in recognition of his long and distinguished ministry as a faithful teacher of biblical theology.
J. I. Packer has been the theologian emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) since its creation in 2009, being one of the nine members of the Task Force who authored on a trial base Texts for Common Prayer, released in 2013, and general editor of the Task Force who wrote for trial use To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism, approved on 8 January 2014 by the College of Bishops of the church. He was awarded with the St. Cuthbert's Cross at the Provincial Assembly of ACNA on 27 June 2014 by retiring Archbishop Robert Duncan for his "unparalleled contribution to Anglican and global Christianity".