Andy Bannister is the lead apologist for RZIM Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from London School of Theology and speaks throughout the UK, Europe, and Canada. Andy is also a visiting lecturer for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, London School of Theology and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has worked with churches and organisations across the denominational spectrum, including L’Abri, the European Leadership Forum and New Word Alive, where he has designed and run the Islamic apologetics workshops for the past few years. Andy has also been involved in media work, regularly appearing on London Premier Radio’s Unbelievable show and contributing to ITV’s The Muslim Jesus television documentary.
Derek Chisholm is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Tyndale University College. Derek graduated from Carleton University with his B.A. (Honours Economics) in 1974 and his M.A. (Economics) in 1975. He then completed his doctorate in economics at Cambridge University in 1979 and taught as a member of the Economics Department at the University of Western Ontario from 1978 until 1981. The initial areas of Derek’s academic interest began with the history of: banking, central banking the balance of international payments and the international financial system. From 1981 to 1989 Derek worked for the Conference Board of Canada, then the Institute for Research on Public Policy, then the Canadian Bankers’ Association and then the Bank of Nova Scotia. In 1989 he began working for the Ontario government’s Ministry of Treasury and Economics in the Office of the Budget, where he has remained over the last 22 years. Derek completed his M. Div. at Tyndale in 2002 in the Counselling program. He is married to Sung Ja Kim, a Korean artist and they have a son, Calum.
Ian Gentles is Professor of History at York University’s Glendon College and at Tyndale University College. Most of his scholarly research has been on the English Revolution, about which he has written many articles and four books: The New Model Army in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1645-1653 (1992); Soldiers, Writers and Statesmen of the English Revolution (1998) and The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 (2007). His most recent book is Oliver Cromwell: God’s Warrior and the English Revolution (2011). Professor Gentles is also the Research Director of the De Veber Institute of Bioethicsand has published widely on topics such as abortion and euthanasia. He is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and recipient of several major research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Scott Masson is Associate Professor of English at Tyndale University College and has written a number of scholarly works related to his areas of specialization including the monograph Romanticism, Hermeneutics and the Crisis of the Humans Sciences (2004). Outside Tyndale, he serves as Associate Pastor of Westminster Chapel, a thriving church in downtown Toronto, and a Fellow of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He has been a frequent guest on John Oakley’s “Culture Wars” and is also involved in planning Westminster Christian Academy, a Classical Christian Academy opening soon in Toronto.
Paul C. Merkley
Paul Merkley is Professor Emeritus in History from Carleton University and the author of several books and many articles about the history of Christian interest in Israel and in Zionism. His latest books are American Presidents, Religion and Israel (Praeger, 2004) and Those That Bless You, I Will Bless: Christian Zionism in Historical Perspective (Mantua Press, 2011).
Steven M. Studebaker (Ph.D. Marquette University) is Assistant Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology and Howard and Shirley Bentall Chair in Evangelical Thought at McMaster Divinity College. He teaches courses on theology and culture, as well as traditional theological topics. He is the author of three books on Jonathan Edwards’s trinitarian theology (Jonathan Edwards’ Social Augustinian Trinitarianism in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, The Trinitarian Vision of Jonathan Edwards and David Coffey, and The Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards: Text, Context, and Application); several edited books on the way globalization transforms the context of contemporary Christian thought, life, and ministry; and the forthcoming book From Pentecost to the Triune God. Considering the place of Christian identity in the decline of the West is one his current projects.