Paul Alexander is Associate Professor of Bible and Theology at Southwestern Assembly of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, near Dallas.
Chuck Fager is Editor of Quaker Theology and Director of Quaker House in Fayetteville-Ft. Bragg NC.
Keith Helmuth helped develop and administer the Independent Study Program at Friends World College in the late 1960’s. Subsequently, Keith and his family operated a market garden and farming business in New Brunswick, Canada for almost three decades. During this time he also worked with a variety of community based social and economic development programs. In 1990 he was Canadian Yearly Meeting’s delegate to the World Council of Churches Convocation on Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in Seoul, South Korea. He is currently a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, the Manager of Penn Book Center, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Quaker Institute for the Future. He has been writing and publishing in Quaker, Mennonite and ecumenical journals for thirty years. His essay is based on a presentation made to Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting Association of the Religious Society of Friends, June 10, 2005, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina.
H. Larry Ingle is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.