• Symposium Speaker Bios

    Dave Anderson
    Dave Anderson / Teaching Pastor Littleton Bible Chapel – “The Sufficiency of Scripture: God’s Word vs. Popular Culture”

    David Anderson (CCU class of 2002) was born and raised in a godly household in Minnesota and saved at a Christian camp at an early age. At 21 he began pastoring Calvary Baptist Church in Englewood, CO, until returning to his home church in Colorado, Littleton Bible Chapel, as a teaching elder where he now serves full time. He has a master’s in Christian Leadership from Denver Seminary. He resides in Littleton with his wife, Lonnalee, daughter Mollie, son Ryle Ironside, and daughter Georgia.

    Larry Crabb
    Dr. Larry Crabb / Distinguished Scholar in Residence Colorado Christian University – “How the Bible Helps Us Lead a Holy and Mature Life”

    Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He currently is Scholar in Residence at CCU and serves as Spiritual Director for the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Crabb has authored many books including Understanding People, The Marriage Builder, Finding God, Connecting, The Safest Place on Earth, The Pressure’s Off, Shattered Dreams, and SoulTalk. His latest book, Fully Alive, was released in June 2013. Dr. Crabb and his wife, Rachael, live in the Denver, CO area.

    Titus Kennedy
    Dr. Titus Kennedy / Adjunct Professor Biola University – “Jesus in Archaeology and History”

    Titus Kennedy has a B.A. from Biola University; M.A. in Biblical Archaeology from the University of South Africa; M.A. in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Toronto; and Ph.D. in Biblical Archaeology from the University of South Africa. He is now an adjunct professor in Biola University’s Anthropology Department and Science and Religion Program.

    David Kinnaman
    David Kinnaman / President Barna Group – “The Bible in Digital Babylon”

    David Kinnaman is president and majority owner of Barna Group. He is the author of the bestselling books, You Lost Me and unChristian. Since joining Barna in 1995, David has overseen studies, polling the opinions and perspectives of more than 400,000 individuals. He has designed and analyzed research for the American Bible Society, Compassion International, Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity, Integrity Media, InterVarsity, NBC-Universal, The Salvation Army, Sony, World Vision, Harper Collins and many others. He is in demand as a speaker about faith and religious trends, teenagers and 20-somethings, and vocation and calling.

    Maxine Morarie
    Maxine Morarie / New Tribes Mission – “Translation of Scripture for a Hunter-Gatherer Society”

    Maxine Morarie is a translator for New Tribes Mission, a outreach organization that helps local churches train, coordinate, and send missionaries to the 2,500 groups of people who are still untouched by the Gospel. NTM’s missionaries learn tribal languages and seek to understand cultures, so they can lay the foundation for the Bible and disciple new believers. Morarie works with the Ayoré people of Boliva and Paraguay.

    Don Sweeting
    Dr. Don Sweeting / President Reformed Theological Seminary – “Jesus and the Word: The Vital Energy Behind Christian Education”

    After earning a master’s degree from Oxford University, Dr. Don Sweeting completed a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His dissertation explored relations between evangelicals and Catholics in the U.S. in the late 20th Century. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Dr. Sweeting served as senior pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Greenwood Village, CO for 12 years. Don Sweeting was appointed president of the RTS Orlando campus in 2010 and named the James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Church History the following year.

    Craig Williford
    Craig Williford / President Multnomah University – “Connecting the Story of the Bible to Your Life: Psalm 7:7-9”

    Williford is the president of Multnomah University. He previously served as president of Trinity International University and Denver Seminary. He has taught pastoral leadership at the master’s and doctoral levels, and continues to be an active mentor for Christian leaders. Williford also served as a pastor in Colorado and Ohio for 20 years. He has authored multiple books, including co-authoring devotional books with his wife of 41 years, Carolyn.

    John Wind
    Dr. John Wind / Assistant Professor of Theology School of Theology – “How We Got the Old Testament”

    Dr. John Wind received a B.A. in Bible/Communications from Northwestern College and both his Adv. M.Div. in Theology and Ph.D. in Missions from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A member of both the Evangelical Theological Society and Evangelical Missiological Society, Dr. Wind served for eight years in China with his family. He has previously presented on Old Testament ethics, mission work in China, and parenting and mission work, among other topics. Dr. Wind is now an assistant professor of theology at CCU.

    Mark Young
    Dr. Mark Young / President Denver Seminary – “The Narrative of the Bible: Where Are We in the Story? What is the Common Theme?”

    Dr. Mark Young is a theological educator and pastoral leader with over 30 years of global ministry experience. The president of Denver Seminary has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, as a teacher, consultant, and missions leader. His life passion is to align all that he is and all that he does with the eternal purpose of God—that all people in all places worship Him alone. Mark has a Th.M. in New Testament Literature and Exegesis from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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