PRESENTERS

 Tony Campolo

Dr. Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He previously served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern University and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University.

Founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has provided the leadership to create, nurture and support programs for "at-risk" children in cities across the United States and Canada, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries.

 John Stott

Dr. Stott serves as the patriarch of the CARES faculty. He was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London.

Dr. Stott was a world renowned theologian and bible scholar having authored over 40 books including, Basic Christianity, The Cross of Christ, and The Contemporary Christian. He is also the contributor to many commentary series including his commentary on the Gospel of John in the Tyndale Commentary series.

Dr. Stott was the Founder and Honorary President of the London Institute for Christianity and created The Evangelical Literature Program and the Langham Scholarship Program which provides books and scholarship for pastors and seminary students as a result of his ministry experiences in the Third World. Dr. Stott ministered to the church since his ordination in 1945.

 John Ortberg

John is teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, CA. He was previously teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago area. He speaks at most of the services at Menlo Park and is passionate about spiritual formation, teaching people how to become more like Jesus.

He is the author of many books including, The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Growth for Ordinary People, If You Want to Walk on Water,. You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, and his latest, Everybody is Normal til You Get to Know Them.

John is a sought after speaker and communicator. He is influential in the seeker movement. He has a Master of Divinity degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary.

 Nancy Ortberg

Nancy Ortberg served as a Teaching Pastor for 8 years at Willow Creek Community Church in So. Barrington, Illinois. During that time she lead the Network ministry, helping people identify their spiritual gifts and find a place of service in the church, and Axis, for the 18-20 something generation. Axis included weekend services of 1200-1500 people in their 20's who worshipped together, served the poor and participated in small group communities.

Currently Nancy is doing church consulting and speaking on topics of community, leadership development and organizational dynamics in the church. She and her husband John live in the Bay Area and have three children, Laura, Mallory and Johnny.

  Martin Marty

Martin E. Marty is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.

He directs the Public Religion Project and is senior scholar-in-residence at the Park Ridge Center for Health, Faith, and Ethics.

His many honors include the National Book Award and the Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his most recent works is the multivolume Modern American Religion

 N.T. (Tom) Wright

Dr. Wright is a noted British Scholar and world renowned New Testament authority on the Apostle Paul and our Lord Jesus.

Dr. Wight was recently named by Christianity Today as one othe top five theologians in the world. He has been the conservative voice in the Jesus Seminar's confronting this movement to find the historical Jesus. He has been instrumental in what is called the Third Quest for Jesus. He has been called the Jesus Scholar of the United Kingdom.

Dr. Wright is a scholarly author which includes the commentary on Colossians in the Tyndale Commentary series, the book of Romans in the Interpreters Commentary series and has recently been asked to revise the acclaimed Barclay Commentary series. He has also authored numerous publications on Christian Theology including Who Was Jesus? published by Eerdmans and Jesus and the Victory of God, the second volume of his Christian Origins and the Question of God published by Fortress Press.

Dr. Wright currently is the Bishop of Durham in the Church of England in London and was formerly a lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University and dean of Lichfield Cathedral is Staffordshire. He also taught at McGill University in Montreal. 

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