Mabiala Kenzo is Professor of Systematic Theology at Ambrose Seminary. His current research projects include Philosophical Hermeneutics (Paul Ricoeur), Postmodernism, Postcolonialism, and Christology. Recent publications include The Dialectic of Creativity and Innovation: Paul Ricoeur on Creativity and the Subject (Peter Lang, forthcoming); Religion, Hybridity, and the Construction of Reality in Postcolonial Africa; Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research 33/3 (2004): 244-68; "Thinking otherwise about Africa: postcolonialism, postmodernism, and the future of African Theology," Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research 31/4 (2002): 323-41.
Brian D. McLaren
(brianmclaren.net) is an author, speaker, blogger, and networker among
innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. From 1978 to 1986, McLaren taught
college English, and in 1982, he helped form Cedar Ridge Community Church
(crcc.org). He left higher education in 1986 to serve as the church's founding
pastor and served in that capacity until 2006. Brian has been active in networking and mentoring church
planters and pastors since the mid 1980's, and has assisted in the development
of several new churches. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent
guest lecturer at seminaries and denominational gatherings, nationally and
internationally. Brian is married
to Grace, and they live outside of Washington, DC. They have four young adult
children. Brian travels extensively, and his personal interests include
ecology, fishing, hiking, music, art, and literature. His books include A
Generous Orthodoxy (2004), The Secret Message of Jesus (2006), Everything Must
Change (2007), and A New Kind of Christianity (2010).