Wm. Andrew Schwartz (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is executive director of the Center for Process Studies, co-founder and executive vice president of EcoCiv, and assistant professor of process and comparative theology at Claremont School of Theology. His recent work has been focused on comparative religious philosophies and the role of big ideas in the transition toward ecological civilization.
John B. Cobb, Jr. (PhD, University of Chicago) is an American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist. One of the preeminent theologians in the world and the global leader of process theology, he is the author of more than fifty books. He is a co-founder of the Center for Process Studies and professor emeritus at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University.
Francis J. Beckwith (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of philosophy and church-state studies and associate director of the graduate program in philosophy at Baylor University, where he also serves as a resident scholar in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He has published widely in the areas of political philosophy, jurisprudence, applied ethics, philosophy of religion, and theology.
Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is the Anglican professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School. McDermott has been the author, co-author, or editor of more than twenty books. An Anglican priest, he is teaching pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church, and is married to Jean. Together they have three sons and twelve grandchildren.
Jerry L. Walls (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is scholar in residence and professor of philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He is the author/editor of over twenty books and has published widely in philosophy of religion, ethics, philosophical theology, and apologetics.
Joseph Cumming (MA, MPhil, Yale University) is pastor of the International Church at Yale, worked for 15 years in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and now travels regularly to the Middle East and elsewhere, lecturing in Islamic and Christian institutions. He organized the first Common Word conference at Yale.
David W. Shenk (PhD, New York University) is a global consultant for Eastern Mennonite Missions, where he serves on a team dedicated to Christian-Muslim relationships called Peacemakers Confessing Christ. He has written 20 books.
Ronnie P. Campbell, Jr. (PhD, Liberty University) is associate professor of theology at Liberty University. He has published in the areas of theology, comparative theology and philosophy, Christianity and film, and apologetics.