I am a graduate of Calvin College (1964) and Calvin Seminary (1968). During seminary I served a year internship teaching at TCNN in Nigeria. I then served the Leighton Christian Reformed Church in Leighton, Iowa, from 1968-1972, and the Southern Heights Christian Reformed Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1972-1984. In 1984 I took a leave of absence and obtained a doctorate in New Testament from the University of Notre Dame in 1988. In 1984 I did begin a part-time pastoral position at the Woodland Drive-In Church in Grand Rapids, an outreach ministry of Fifth Reformed Church (www.driveinchurch.org). In 1986 I started part-time at Zondervan as a theological editor in the Bible department, and in 1988, after my graduation from Notre Dame, I was offered a fulltime position. In 1992 I transferred to the academic book department at Zondervan and have been there ever since. I am a specialist in editing books in biblical language resources as well as Bible reference works such as commentaries. I have been privileged to publish several books, such as Your Church Sign, The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition, Early Church History, and A Not-So-Silent Night: The Unheard Story of Christmas and Why It Matters. I also assisted in the editing of the book Devotions on the Greek New Testament. The Lord has been good to me.
Timothy Tennett in his book Theology in the Context of World Christianity has a marvelous chapter on this issue, entitled "Followers of Jesus in Islamic Mosques."view
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