O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J.
E. Randolph Richards (M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Ministry and professor of biblical studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has frequently served as an interim or "supply" pastor, and from 1988 to 1996 he was a missionary with the International Mission Board, SBC, stationed in East Indonesia. His scholarly articles have appeared in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Southwestern Journal of Theology, Bulletin for Biblical Research and Biblical Illustrator. He is coauthor of Discovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology and The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology. He is the author of Paul and First - Century Letter Writing and The Secretary in the Letters of Paul in the Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament series. Brandon J. O'Brien (M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School) is a part - time instructor of religion at the College of DuPage and editor-at-large for Leadership journal with Christianity Today. He is scheduled to complete his doctoral work in theological studies in 2012. O'Brien has previously published The Strategically Small Church (Bethany House, 2010).