About the contributors
Uri Brito is the Senior Pastor of Providence Church in Pensacola, Fl. He is married to Melinda and is the father of four children. He is the editor of The Church-Friendly Family, author of The Trinitarian Father, and co-author of the e-book Christian Pipe-Smoking. He is the founder and contributor to Kuyperian Commentary, and guest contributor at The Christian Post. He is a board member of the Theopolis Institute. Rev. Brito received his M.Div from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral student at RTS.
Marc Hays has been married to Jamie for 15 years. They have 6 children: a single, a double, and a triple. Yep, that’s right–triplets and twins. They have been home educating since 1999 and a part of Classical Conversations since 2010. Marc is a Challenge I & II director and Parent Practicum speaker. He studied music theory and composition at Middle Tennessee State University until he realized that his college debt had grown larger than his foreseeable lifetime income as a composer. Upon that epiphany, he got a job working for a local land surveyor. He has been surveying land now for 17 years and licensed as a professional land surveyor in the State of Tennessee for about a decade. Marc enjoys his morning rituals of drinking coffee, reading books, and peeking in on the kids while they sleep. His favorite coffee is Costa Rican; his favorite author is G. K. Chesterton; and his favorite kids are currently six in number. His lifetime aspirations are subsumed under one prayer: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” A secondary goal is to be his great-grandchildren’s Challenge director. He is confident that the primary goal will come to pass. He hopes he’s blessed with the secondary one as well.
Mark Horne has served as a pastor and worked as a writer. He is the author of The Victory According To Mark: An Exposition of the Second Gospel, Why Baptize Babies?, and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Andrew Isker is a pastoral assistant at Christ the King Church (CREC) in Springfield, Missouri. He is the husband of Kara and the father of Boniface and Wilhelmina. He enjoys good beer, American sports, and pretending he is a chef.
Steve is the Minister of Emmanuel Evangelical Church. He co-authored Pierced for Our Transgressions (IVP, 2007), a defence of the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement, and The Cross (10 Publishing, 2012), an introduction to the message of the cross. He has lectured and debated in a variety of settings including universities and conferences in the UK, Europe and America. He has appeared on Premier Christian Radio and BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief, and he blogs at northlondonchurch.org. He and his wife Nicole have three children. His other loves include jazz, coffee, cricket, scotch whisky, and Jonathan Edwards.
Sean Johnson is a classical schoolteacher in Pensacola, Florida. He took his Bachelor’s degree from New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, ID; is an Oregonian, and cooks nearly as well as his wife. They live in Pensacola, as members of Providence Church (CREC). He also discusses and reviews movies at filmfisher.com.
Peter Jones has been the pastor of Christ Church of Morgantown since 2001. He has one wife, Julie, and ten children. He has an undergrad degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and a graduate degree from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. In his spare time he enjoys various kinds of adult beverages, especially Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, reading, wrestling, fishing, basketball, and playing Dominion.
David Koyzis is Fellow in Politics at the St. George’s Centre for Biblical and Public Theology, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Political Visions and Illusions and We Answer to Another: Authority, Office, and the Image of God.
Joshua lives in Kansas with his wife, Sarah, and their three children. He serves as a deacon and teaches Sunday school at Trinity Covenant Church (CREC). By trade, Joshua is a graphic designer, but moonlights as a folk guitarist. He enjoys music, coffee, and flannel. He blogs here.
Steve is a California-based human rights entrepreneur with ventures in protecting religious liberty, reproductive justice, and freedom of expression. His work consulting with political campaigns, leading nonprofit organizations, and in the California State Capitol has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, National Review Magazine, and Our Sunday Visitor. Steve is a postulant in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (ACNA) and leads a public affairs consultancy in the Stockton, California area.Follow Steve on Twitter: @SteveMacias.
In addition to teaching Theology and Worldview at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, TX, Dustin is Senior Fellow of Theology and Culture at The Center for Cultural Leadership and the Pastoral Associate at Christ Church (PCA) in Carrollton, TX. Before starting his doctoral work at La Salle University, Dustin graduated from Boyce College and Covenant Theological Seminary, serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Bantam Journal while at Covenant. A frequent speaker, Dustin’s writings have been published by a host of organizations, including the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, The Gospel Coalition, and Mere Orthodoxy.
Jarrod Richey currently lives in Monroe, Louisiana with his lovely wife Sarah and their five children. He is both the Director of Choral Activities and Pre-K4 through 12th grade music teacher at Geneva Academy. In addition to this, he has been on staff at Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church since 2005 handling both church media and choral music responsibilities. Jarrod has recently founded Jubilate Deo Summer Music Camp in Monroe, LA that seeks to train joyful worshippers and young singers.
Bill Smith has been married to Susan for right at twenty-seven years, has six children, a daughter-in-law, and is the proud grandpa of one granddaughter. For the past twelve years, he has been pastoring Community Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY. Living in Louisville has afforded him the privilege of learning a great deal about the art of drinking bourbon.
Jesse Sumpter teaches several courses online with Veritas Scholars Academy. He graduated from New Saint Andrews College with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Classical and Christian Education. He also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University. Jesse and his wife, Kate, have a daughter and they live in Potlatch, Idaho on a beautiful farm where they grow vegetables, take walks, and enjoy the occasional bonfire.
C. R. Wiley is a Presbyterian pastor. He has written for Touchstone Magazine, Modern Reformation, Sacred Architecture, The Imaginative Conservative, Front Porch Republic, Scenes Media, and National Review Online, among others. His most recent book, Man of the House: A Handbook for Building a Shelter That Will Last in a World That is Falling Apart is published by Wipf and Stock. His short fiction has appeared in The Mythic Circle (published by the Mythopoeic Society) and elsewhere, and the first book in his young adult fantasy series is scheduled to be republished by Canon Press in November of 2017. He has been a commercial real estate investor and a building contractor. He also taught philosophy to undergraduates for a time. He is a member of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. Follow him at https://twitter.com/CR_
Wiley and at crwiley.com.