Andy Byers (with Miranda)

I am living in England, serving as Chaplain for St. Mary’s College, and working on a PhD in New Testament at Durham University.  My wife Miranda and I moved over here with our sweet and daring little kids.  I spend a lot of my time fighting dragons and battling monsters with lightsabers (ok, we have two little boys) and looking for bunnies and watching gymnastic routines in the back garden (ok, I have two little girls as well).  To be fair, the boys like the bunnies and the girls are good at monster-fights, too.  When I am not busy with that kind of thing, I am usually studying for hours on end and writing as often as I can.  Miranda and I love rushing off every rare now and then to bound up some trail in the wild.

I have an MDiv from Beeson Divinity School and a ThM from Duke.  My first book is about cynicism toward the church and disillusionment with God—Faith Without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint (IVP Likewise, 2011).  The next project underway is with Cascade Books, tentatively called ‘TheoMedia.’  I am also serving as a theological consultant for the UK’s Big Bible blog.

You can follow me on Twitter: @Byers_Andy.  But the best way to contact me is by email:

Joel Busby (with Mandy)

I live in Birmingham, AL and serve at University Christian Fellowship, the college ministry of Mountain Brook Community Church. I finished an M.Div at Beeson Divinity School. I’m currently at work within the D.Min program at Beeson. I help lead a ministry project in Haiti. More than these things, my greatest source of joy is my wife, Mandy and our two little boys — Henry and Leland. My writing/thinking interests lie in the realm of practical theology. Very interested in how the deep, rich and complex truths of our faith become lived  in the ordinary moments, in “real” life.

Chris Breslin (with Rachel, Noa, & Titus)
Chris Breslin (with Rachel, Noa, & Titus)

I live in Durham, NC with my wife Rachel, daughter Noa (2011), and son Titus (2013).  I grew up in Florida and attended both Florida State University and University of Florida (BS in Marketing) before moving to North Carolina in 2006 to pursue Rachel as she pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UNC-CH. I graduated with a Masters of Divinity and a Certificate of Baptist Studies from Duke Divinity School.  Currently, I serve as the Associate Pastor for the Gathering Church, who ordained me in October 2011.  There I’ve co-produced two musical hymn projects: an Advent EP and a full-length record of re-imagined traditional hymns. I’ve written articles for Relevant, Transpositions, and Christianity Today, and music reviews for The Blue Indian.  I thoroughly enjoy learning and reading about the ways practical theology and the arts intersect, tending my small flock of chickens, adding to my vinyl collection, following Bulls baseball and Blue Devil basketball, listening to music, and sipping tea with Rach.

I tweet (mostly re-tweet) with @revbrez.

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