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Hector Avalos, Ph.D., is Professor of Religious Studies, Iowa State University, and author of Fighting Words: The Origin of Religious Violence (2005), and The End of Biblical Studies (2007).

Edward Babinski is the editor of the book, Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists (2003), and his writings appear on the Secular Web, Talk Origins, Debunking Christianity and at http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/ed_babinski.

Dan Barker is co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists (2008).

Richard Carrier, Ph.D., is a published philosopher and historian of antiquity (www.richardcarrier.info), author of Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism (2005) and Not the Impossible Faith: Why Christianity Didn't Need a Miracle to Succeed (2009), and of three chapters for the book The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave, edited by Robert Price and Jeffery Lowder (2005).

David Eller, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Community College of Denver, who has written the books Natural Atheism (2004), Atheism Advanced: Further Thoughts of a Freethinker (2007), and a college textbook, Introducing Anthropology of Religion (2007).

John W. Loftus, M.A., M.Div., Th.M., is the author of the book Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (2008), and founder of www.debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com.

Jason Long, Ph.D., is the author of Biblical Nonsense: A Review of the Bible for Doubting Christians (2005) and The Religious Condition: Answering and Explaining Christian Reasoning (2008).

Robert Price, Ph.D., is a member of the Jesus Seminar and author of several books including Deconstructing Jesus (2000), The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable is the Gospel Tradition?  (2003), co-editor of The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave (2005), The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church Was Left Behind (2007), and Inerrant the Wind: The Evangelical Crisis of Biblical Authority (2009).

Valerie Tarico, Ph.D. in counseling psychology, is author of the book The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth (2006).

Paul Tobin is the author of the book The Rejection of Pascal’s Wager: A Skeptic’s Guide to the Bible and the Historical Jesus (2009).