Ben Arbour cares deeply about the body of Christ, in both its universal and local expressions, and attempts to write provocatively about areas of ecclesiology not frequently taken up in Baptist life.
He has earned an M.Div with a concentration in biblical theology and a Th.M in philosophy of religion from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additionally, Ben began Ph.D work at the University of Bristol in the UK under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Crisp fall 2010, focusing his attention on matters of philosophical theology related to perfect being ontology and the Incarnation, paying special attention to divine omniscience.
Besides all that, Ben and his wife, Meg, have four children—Wesley, Abby, Micah, and Noah.
Chase Russell grew up in Texas, got a linguistics degree in Oklahoma, and now lives with his wonderful wife Julie in Nicaragua, wondering how to answer the question, “Where are you from?” Chase and Julie are the children’s directors for One by One, an organization that starts churches in Nicaragua to reach children and youth.
He enjoys reading, playing music, making people laugh, creating (and enjoying) tasty drinks, good conversation, and board games. To read more about his ministry and life, visit www.russellsinministry.com.
Jaimie, also a Texan, is a professional writing senior at OU. She met her beloved, Chris, in the Baptist Student Union there. Her time in college has been incredibly transformative.
Jaimie is recharging by writing fiction and reading, unless she's with her dear friends. She loves people and hopes to model Christ to younger women. She’s deeply indebted to her Wildwood mentors Ann and Karen.
Jaimie's under-the-radar loves are Western philosophy, cooking and singing loud rock songs in her car, La Bamba.
Stephen Carradini is an artist obsessed with Jesus Christ and words. He sees Jesus as the meaning in all things and feels a deep call to minister the love of Christ to fellow and younger artists. He writes essays and poetry (Gospelized), criticism (Independent Clauses), non-fiction (God in the Van), humor and fiction.
A professional writing graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he is also a music connoisseur, a rabid sports fan, a semi-rugged outdoorsman and single. His vast interests pretty much only exclude horror movies and running.