Contributors:

Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin is senior apologist at Catholic Answers (www.catholic.com). He blogs at jimmyakin.org and at ncregister.com. His books include The Salvation Controversy, The Nightmare World of Jack Chick, The Fathers Know Best, and Mass Revision—each published by Catholic Answers.

Eric Brende

Eric Brende is a graduate of Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His book, Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, tells the story of a Catholic couple living among the Amish and is going on its twentieth printing.

John W. Keck

John W. Keck teaches at the Concourse Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his doctorate in physics from Columbia University and is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Nature (www.isnature.org).

Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham, 1965) is, in order of importance, a Roman Catholic, married with four children and five grandchildren, professor of philosophy at Boston College, and the author of sixty-five books. His website is www.peterkreeft.com.

Rev. Dwight Longenecker

Rev. Dwight Longenecker attended Bob Jones University, then Oxford University, where he trained to be an Anglican minister. He is now parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Greenville, South Carolina. He also serves as Chaplain to St Joseph’s Catholic School. He is the author of a dozen books, including The Gargoyle Code, and many articles in the Catholic press. He blogs at “Standing on My Head.”

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is author of the New York Times best-sellers Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City. For more information, visit www.ericmetaxas.com.

Rev. George William Rutler

Rev. George William Rutler is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and pastor of the Church of Our Saviour in Manhattan. He is the author of many books, the most recent being Cloud of Witnesses (Scepter Press).

Elizabeth Scalia

Elizabeth Scalia is a contributing writer to First Things (where she also blogs as The Anchoress) and is a regular panelist on the Brooklyn Diocese- produced current events program, In the Arena, seen at netny.net. She is also the Catholic “portal manager” at www.patheos.com.

Mark Shea

Mark Shea is the author of numerous books, including the Mary, Mother of the Son trilogy, Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did, and By What Authority? An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition. He blogs at www.markshea.blogspot.com.

Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and is the author of ten books on Islam, jihad, and related issues, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad, as well as Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics. His website is www.jihadwatch.org.

Donna Steichen

Donna Steichen’s first book, Ungodly Rage: The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism, stirred up a storm among feminists when it was published in 1991. Her most recent book is Chosen: How Christ Sent Twenty-Three Surprised Converts to Replant His Vineyard.

Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker is editorial vice president of the Mises Institute, editor of www.mises.org, and author of thousands of essays and two books.

John Zmirak (Editor)

John Zmirak graduated in 1986 from Yale University, where he studied religion and literature. He completed his MFA and Ph.D. in English at Louisiana State University, where he focused on Southern literature—especially the novels of Walker Percy. He is the author of five books so far, including The Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins, and the graphic novel The Grand Inquisitor. He is editor of CollegeGuide.org and the biannual print guide Choosing the Right College. He writes regularly for InsideCatholic.com and other periodicals, and is currently writer-in-residence and assistant professor of literature at Thomas More College in Merrimack, N.H. He is the proud father of two beagles, Susie and Franz Josef.

Rev. John Zuhlsdorf

Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a priest of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni (Italy), is a convert from Lutheranism and was ordained in 1991 by John Paul II. His studies were in classical languages and Patristic Theology at the Augustinianum in Rome. He is a regular columnist for the Catholic weekly The Wanderer, contributes to numerous publications, is an occasional TV commentator, and wrangles the popular blog What Does The Prayer Really Say? (www.wdtprs.com).