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The following contributors and experts have provided content to the  The Truth About Angels and Demons.com site

William Edgar, Ph.D.
Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary

I was born in north Carolina, but raised in France, as my father was assigned there after the war. Although an agnostic growing up, I had several contacts with the Christian faith, including the Episcopal boarding school St George’s in New England, which I attended for four years. I went to Harvard University, majoring in music. Sophomore year I met an extraordinary instructor, Harold O. J. Brown, who introduced me to the Christian faith as a living, true worldview. In the summer I went to l’Abri,  community high up in the Swiss Alps, and was led to the Lord by Francis Schaeffer, a wonderful apologist and pastor to students from all over the world.

I attended Seminary after college, and married Barbara Smyth. We now have two children and three grand-children. I have taught at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée in Aix-en-Provence, and  Westminster theological Seminary, where I have taught apologetics and ethics for twenty years. My passions include music, particularly jazz, French literature, and soccer-football. I play in a professional jazz band, and run, when I am not feeling too stiff! I am an avid reader and have written extensively on African-American aesthetics, the Huguenots, cultural apologetics, and ethics. I belong to numerous boards and participate in several ministries, including the Gospel & Culture Project, the Trinity Forum, the European Leadership Forum and the Huguenot Fellowship.

Peter Lillback, Ph.D.
President and Professor of Historical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary

Pete Lillback is the President of Westminster Theological Seminary. He enjoys being President, but his favorite hobbies are hiking and playing his Taylor Liberty Tree Guitar. His hiking has taken him to exotic places to hike and to climb. He has especially enjoyed climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Mount Bromoóthe active volcano in Indonesia, the Grand Canyon in the USA and Mount Warning in Australia. These hikes, of course, have been only been possible for a guy living on a preacherís salary due to his travel duties with Westminster. He has also been a Presbyterian Pastor at three different churches in the greater Philadelphia area for almost 30 years. Pete has been married to Debbie for over 35 years and they have two grown daughters. He loves to write both big books (the record is over 1200 pages) and short articles like the pieces here on this site. You might see him from time to time on television or hear him on the radio. But if you donít see or hear him, and if you never read anything else heís written beyond this web site, his humble request is that you make sure that you read the Bible! Since the Bible is true (see his article here), you will find in it a story even more important and ultimately more exciting than Angels and Demons. On behalf of everyone at Westminster, he also thanks you for visiting this site. Please share the word!

Vern S. Poythress, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary

Vern S. Poythress had a keen interest in mathematics from an early age.  He majored in mathematics at Caltech, with a strong interest in physics, and then received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard.  His reading at Harvard challenged him to integrate his Christian faith with mathematics, and he has had an interest in the relation of the disciplines ever since.  After teaching mathematics for a year at Fresno State College (now California State University at Fresno), he studied theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, receiving M.Div. and Th.M. degrees in 1974.  He has a doctorate in New Testament from the University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  He is author of two books as well as several articles that explore the relation of Christianity to science: Philosophy, Science and the Sovereignty of God (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1976), and Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach (Crossway, 2006).

Rick Marshall
Strategic Director, www.TheTruthAboutAngelsandDemons.com

Rick Marshall, on behalf of Westminster Theological Seminary is the Strategic Director of: TheTruthAboutAngelsandDemons and the TheTruthAboutDaVinci web-sites.  He spent 24 years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), working in 56 cities across North America and more than 20 countries around the world.  As Director of Missions for Billy Graham (1997-2003) and Director of Counseling and Follow-Up (1994-2001) for the BGEA, Mr. Marshall provided strategic leadership and training for community leaders and mobilization of thousands of volunteers in support of Dr. Graham's preaching ministry.  Rick has also served as Communication and Leadership Consultant (2004-present) to numerous organizations including Stand For Africa, The Lausanne Movement, Young Life, Scripture Union, Proclaiming the Word and City Net Ministries.  He is also the Sr. Pastor of Springton Lake Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newtown Square, PA.

A. Larry Ross
Founder and President of A. Larry Ross Communications

Larry Ross is President of A. Larry Ross Communications, a full-service agency he founded in 1994 to provide cross-over media liaison emanating from or targeted to the Christian market.  He has more than 30 years experience in mainstream and Christian public relations, providing strategic PR counsel at both agency and corporate levels to help individuals and organizations influence public opinion.

Following several years in the late seventies as field spokesman for the General Motors Corporation, Larry has been involved with various public relations firms in New York, Philadelphia and Dallas.  After handling media positioning for baseball great Joe DiMaggio, he has served as principle spokesperson for evangelist Billy Graham since 1981.

Larry’s mission is to “restore faith in media,” by providing “value-added P.R. that defines values” and gives Christian messages relevance and meaning in mainstream media.  “Newsweek” magazine headlined him as “Point Man for God and a “New York Times Magazine” personal profile feature quoted him as saying his job is “…to find the sweet spot where faith and culture intersect.”  His work includes consultation and ongoing representation for many of the world’s most influential Christian leaders, ministries and churches, including Saddleback Church and Pastor Rick Warren.

Larry is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois.  He and his wife Autumn have three teenage sons, and live in Carrollton, Texas.

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