Bradley Burroughs earned his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in 2006 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. He has served as a teaching assistant for many classes in both Emory College and Candler School of Theology and has also instructed multiple sections of a masters-level course that is designed to develop critical thinking and writing abilities. Brad’s field of academic study is Christian theological ethics, and his main interests concern the political nature and implications of the Christian faith. He has served as the pastor of a rural United Methodist Church in western New York, and presently lives in Durham with his wife Presian, who is a Th.D. student at the Divinity School, and their dog.
Susan Ketchin is a writer, editor, and musician who has taught creative writing at North Carolina State University and Duke University and Religion in Literature of the American South at Duke Divinity School and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. She has served as fiction editor for the University Press of Mississippi and at Southern Exposure Magazine, DoubleTake Magazine, and the St. Andrews Review. A seminarian (on temporary leave) at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Susan's passion throughout her writing and teaching lies in bringing to others a joy in and deeper understanding of how their faith, and struggles for faith, can be expressed through fiction, creative nonfiction, and music. She currently leads two musical groups, "The Angelettes" and "Ain't Misbehavin,'" and has recorded with Flying Fish/Rounder Records. She is author of The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction and other works.
Brett McKey received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in 2009. His academic interests are patristics, contemporary Orthodox theology, and spirituality. He also enjoys writing songs on his acoustic guitar and occasionally performs in venues around the Triangle area. He lives at Iredell House, an intentionally Christian community in Durham, and attends Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church.
Scott Ryan is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, receiving a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology. He has experience precepting Introduction to Old Testament Interpretation and New Testament Interpretation at the Divinity School. Scott's primary research interests are New Testament, Christian origins, and contextual interpretation. His recently completed thesis focused on the text of Hebrews and is titled, “The Joshua Motif in the Letter to the Hebrews: An Analysis of the Narrative Pattern of Exodus and Conquest.” Scott also enjoys football, turnip greens, the Chicago Cubs, art, reading, the Washington Redskins, and turning off the lights when leaving a room.