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JEREMY BEGBIE

Jeremy Begbie is Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. He is also Associate Director of the “Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts” at the University of St Andrews. A professionally trained musician, he has lectured extensively in “theology through the arts” in the UK, North America and South Africa, through multi-media presentations. He is author of Music in God's Purposes, Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts, and Theology, Music and Time.





ANDY CROUCH

Andy is editorial director for The Christian Vision Project at Christianity Today International. He is a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture and a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000. He is author of the book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, to be released in July. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.





BARBARA NICOLOSI

Nicolosi has an MA in Film from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has been a director of development, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a consultant on many film and television projects. She wrote The Work, a full-length feature set during the Spanish Civil War, for IMMI Pictures of Beverly Hills. She writes a media column for the National Catholic Register, is on the executive committee of the City of the Angels Film Festival, and the board of Catholics in Media.





EUGENE PETERSON

Eugene Peterson was for many years James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He is probably most well known for The Message, his translation of the Bible in the language of today. His other works include The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction and Subversive Spirituality. Now retired from full-time teaching, Eugene and his wife Jan live in the Big Sky Country of rural Montana.





DAVID TAYLOR

David Taylor was raised in Guatemala City, studied at the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, the University of Wuerzburg, and Regent College in British Columbia, Canada, where he studied systematic theology with J. I. Packer. He's been an Arts Minister at Hope Chapel in Austin, TX , for the past ten years. His artistic interests include playwriting, photography and film. Currently he is working on a book about art and the church and beginning the process of establishing an arts center in Austin.





JOHN WITVLIET

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and associate professor of music and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, respectively. His areas of interest include the history of Christian worship, biblical and systematic theology of worship, the role of music and the arts in worship, and consulting with churches on worship renewal. He is the author of Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows into Christian Practice (Baker Academic, 2003) and editor of A Child Shall Lead: Children in Worship (Choristers Guild, 1999).