My name is Mark Farnham, husband to Adrienne for twenty-three years, and father of two daughters in college and a son in high school. I teach theology and apologetics and serve as Chaplain of the seminary at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, PA. I am also adjunct professor of world religions at several campuses of Strayer University in the Philadelphia and Allentown, PA areas.
I grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College (B.A.), Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Th.M.). I am presently a PhD candidate in apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. I have also studied ancient manuscripts at Harvard Divinity School and philosophy at Villanova University. I am writing my dissertation on the philosophical foundations of postmodern theology. The tentative title of my dissertation is “Epistemology Informing Theology: Coherentism in the Theological Method of Stanley J. Grenz.”
I served as director of youth ministries at Positive Action for Christ (Rocky Mount, NC) right out of seminary, and later pastored Montauk Avenue Baptist Church in New London, Connecticut for seven years.
Ray Jones, pastor of Lighthouse Community Baptist Church in Pawcatuck, CT. Ray returned to his hometown of Stonington, CT in 2000, and planted LCBC with a desire to reach the people with whom he had grown up. Ray’s church was about 20 minutes from where I pastored in New London. Ray is a friend and a good thinker and writer. For many years Ray has written editorials and columns published in local and regional newspapers.
Kirk Immersio Schädel is the only Danish friend I have. We met during my external courses for my doctoral work. Kirk is assistant professor of Ecclesiastical Studies at Sournois Klerus College in Middelfart, Denmark. Besides having a very cool middle name, Kirk has a passion for integrity and transparency in church leadership.
Kraniou Topos has always had a distinct advantage in Greek studies in seminary since his native language is, um, Greek. Kraniou serves as cantor at Sippe Lucretur Church in Paralogos, Greece. He is also an up and coming Ecclesiastical scholar who studies the dynamics of power structures within churches, especially those that involve fabian elements. His forthcoming work on the subject is entitled, “Oικογενειοκρατία, φιλοσυγγενεία, and more νεποτισμός: Will It Ever Stop?”