Gordon Feil (“Biblical Authority,” p. 8) is a management and corporate finance consultant. He and his wife, Linza, have three grown children and live in Victoria, BC, Canada. He likes conversation and anything that facilitates it, such as walking, table games, travel, and dining. Gordon also likes solving problems in uninhibited, unabashed, and unconventional ways. Visit his general blog (gordonfeil.blogspot.ca) and theology blog (gordon-feil-theology.blogspot.ca) to learn more about him.
Robert Coulter (“Foundations of Faith,” p. 12) is a past president of the General Conference of the CoG7 and of the North American Ministerial Council. He pastored numerous congregations, served as the district superintendent of three districts, and directed Missions Abroad for eighteen years. Robert grew up in the Church of God (Seventh Day) in the 1940s, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. From his youth he has had a keen interest in the affairs of the Church and joined its ministerial staff in 1955. He served 24 of those years as the board’s chairman and as president of the General Conference. In his retirement Robert wrote The Journey: A History of the Church of God (Seventh Day). He and his wife, Ida, reside in Northglenn, CO, and attend the Denver church.
R. Herbert (“A Sun and Shield,” p. 16) holds a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern languages, biblical studies, and archaeology. He served as an ordained minister and church pastor for a number of years. He writes for several Christian venues and for his websites at http://www.LivingWithFaith.org and http://www.TacticalChristianity.org, where you can also find his free e-books. R. Herbert is a pen name.
Sandra H. Bounds (“Incarnation,” p. 17) has been published in Evangel, Sacred Journey, Time of Singing, The Penwood Review, The Lyric, and many other publications. In 2013 two of her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize for poetry. Sandra has a chapbook of her work published to honor her selection as 2005 Poet of the Year by the Mississippi Poetry Society. She lives in Macon, MS.
Amber Riggs (“How to Study God,” p. 18) is dean of administration for Artios Christian College. She lives near Eugene, OR with her husband, Bryan, and their four daughters.
John Klassek (“Holy Spirit Formed,” p. 20) was born to immigrant parents and grew up in a Sabbatarian church. He is author of Hope of the Resurrection, now ready for its fifth printing, and serves as secretary of the International Ministerial Congress. John and his wife, Rebecca, have six children and five grandchildren. Living in their hand-built mudbrick home in rural Western Australia, he works bi-vocationally in IT support and ministry, pastoring a CoG7 congregation near the capital city of Perth. Over the past 20 years John has pioneered the development of MessageWeek Media Ministries (http://www.message7.org), streaming hundreds of in-house produced gospel videos. He is a keen motorcyclist, enjoys coin collecting and public speaking, and has an interest in biblical archaeology.
Israel Steinmetz (“Talking TULIP,” p. 24) is dean of Academic Affairs for Artios Christian College. In addition to teaching, Israel loves to write. He is co-author (with Whaid Rose) of Getting a Handle on Worship, contributing editor to This We Believe: Teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day), and a regular contributor to the Bible Advocate and https://artiosmagazine.org. Committed to lifelong learning, Israel is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in San Antonio, TX, with his wife, Anna, and their eight young children.