Jesus the Game Changer
Christine Caine is an Australian activist, evangelist, and international speaker who travels the globe preaching, teaching, and advocating for justice. She and her husband Nick founded A21, an anti-human trafficking organization that fights slavery around the globe. Christine has a heart for freeing captives, both physically and spiritually, but ultimately it comes back to her primary focus: building the Church.
Eric Metaxas is a radio host and bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, and Amazing Grace, among others. He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love. In the realm of media for children, Eric was also editorial director for Rabbit Ears Productions, and worked as a writer for VeggieTales.
Jo Vitale is an Apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and an Associate Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). She received a first class degree in Theology from the University of Oxford. She also completed a Master of Studies in Biblical Interpretation and has recently submitted her doctoral thesis on the topic of Women and Beauty in the Old Testament.
John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church. John’s teaching centres around how faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Who is This Man?, The Me I Want To Be, Soul Keeping, and most recently, All The Places To Go. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches.
John Rinehart is a California-based writer and speaker and the author of Gospel Patrons. With a background in both business and ministry, John now speaks and writes full-time to help ministries, churches, and individuals accomplish the good works God has given them to do. His messages help business and ministry leaders pursue a passion for Jesus and find their part to play in the Great Commission.
Jossy Chacko is the Founder and International Director of Empart, an organisation that seeks to see the unreached people of Asia transformed through the planting of churches by indigenous Christian leaders. Jossy’s life was changed forever by an encounter with an eight year old homeless boy from the slums of Delhi, culminating in the establishment of Empart in 1998.
Mary Jo Sharp
Mary Jo is a former atheist who “thought religion was for the weak-minded.” She now holds a Masters in Christian Apologetics and is the first woman to become a Certified Apologetics Instructor through the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mary Jo is an assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, on faculty with Summit Ministries, and an author of the top-selling Bible study, “Why Do You Believe That?” among other works.
Dr Paula Gooder is a writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. Her research areas include the writings of Paul the Apostle, New Testament Interpretation, and the development of Ministry in the New Testament Period. She is the author of numerous books, including Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person, Heaven, Journey to the Manger, and Lentwise. Her passion is to ignite people’s enthusiasm for reading the Bible today, communicating the best of biblical scholarship to an audience that would otherwise not read it.
Peter Harrison is an Historian and Director of the Centre of the History of European Discourses (CHED) at the University of Queensland. He has published extensively in the area of intellectual history with a focus on the philosophical, scientific, and religious thought of the early modern period.
Rico Tice is senior minister of evangelism at All Soul’s Langham Place, London, and the founder of Christianity Explored Ministries. Christianity Explored is an independent UK Charity that produces courses and other materials to help people understand from the Bible who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him. Their materials have been translated into 20 languages and are being used in 60 countries in all kinds of churches.
Rodney Stark is an American sociologist of religion who was a long time Professor of Sociology and of Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. He is the Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University, co-director of the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.
Tom Greggs is a British theologian and the Marischal Professor of Divinity at the University of Aberdeen—one of the youngest Professors of Theology in the UK. Tom is the author of, among others, Theology against Religion: Constructive Dialogues with Bonhoeffer and Barth and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity; and is the editor of New Perspectives for Evangelical Theology and The Vocation of Theology Today. He serves on the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, and on the Faith and Order Committee of the Methodist Church.