Who We Are

mark-hanson.jpgMark C. Hanson, the founder of Reformed Pendulum, lives in San Antonio, TX where he works as a systems administrator. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from The Masters College in Santa Clarita, CA and just recently finished his Masters of Science in Kinesiology at University of The Incarnate Word. He is currently pursuing a M.A. in Religious Studies from University of the Incarnate Word and is also continuing to chip away at an M.A. in Theology at Denver Seminary. Mark both attends and is a member of both Mission Church (www.missionchurchsa.org) and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (www.stmarkevangelist.com).

Reformed Pendulum is also made up of a Board of Advisors below:

John Frame

john-frame.jpgFrame received degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), Westminster Theological Seminary (B.D.), Yale University (A.M. and M.Phil., though he was working on a doctorate and admits his own failure to complete his dissertation),and Belhaven College (D.D.). He has served on the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary and was a founding faculty member of their California campus, and as of 2007 he holds the J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Frame is well known in Reformed circles for his many books, chapters, and articles. He is also a classically trained musician and a critic of film, music, and other media. Some of his works are: Selected works Van Til: The Theologian (1976), Medical Ethics (1988), Perspectives on the Word of God: An Introduction to Christian Ethics (1990), Evangelical Reunion (1991), Apologetics to the Glory of God (1994), Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of his Thought, (1995), Worship in Spirit and Truth (1996 ), Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defense (1997), No Other God: A Response to Open Theism (2001), Salvation Belongs To The Lord: An Introduction To Systematic Theology, 2006, Theology of Lordship series: The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, (1987), The Doctrine of God (2002), The Doctrine of the Christian Life (2008), The Doctrine of the Word of God (forthcoming)

John Armstrong

john-armstrong.jpgJohn H. Armstrong is founder and president of ACT 3, a ministry for the advancement of the Christian Tradition in the third millennium. John and Anita, his wife of thirty- five years, have two adult married children, Matthew and Stacy. He is former pastor and church-planter, of more than twenty years. Dr. Armstrong is an adjunct professor of evangelism at Wheaton College Graduate School, teaches in various seminaries and colleges as a guest lecturer, and is a seminar and conference speaker throughout the United States and abroad. John has a B. A. in history and a M. A. in theology and missions from Wheaton College. He also has a D. Min degree from Luther Rice Seminary. John is the author/editor of several volumes (see below) and his most recent book, on missional ecumenism is Your Church Is Too Small: Why Unity in Christ's Mission Is Vital to the Future of the Church (2010). Other works include: Five Great Evangelists, The Catholic Mystery, True Revival: What Happens When God's Spirit Moves, The Stain That Stays: The Church's Response to the Sexual Misconduct of It's Leaders. He was the general editor of Water That Unites or Divides? Four Views on Baptism, Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Unites and Divides Us, The Coming Evangelical Crisis, Reforming Pastoral Ministry, The Compromised Church, This We Believe, The Glory of Christ, Participating in the Lord's Supper: Four Views. He has contributed single chapters, theological and historical introductions, and forewords to a dozen or more volumes, and has been published in Christianity Today, Christian History and similar popular Christian periodicals.

John Markey

john-markey.jpgJohn Markey, O.P., Ph.D., is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Dominican order. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Divinity degree from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. His primary area of study is Systematic Theology, but he also has interests in North American religious thought, traditions, and culture. Fr. Markey was the Assistant Novice Director for the Dominican Common Novitiate in Denver, CO and now is a professor of theology at University of the Incarnate Word and Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. He is the author of Creating Communion: The Theology of the Constitutions of the Church (2003) as well as a number of articles along with being a frequent lecturer.


Craig Blomberg

craig-blomberg.jpgCraig L. Blomberg, Ph.D. is a New Testament scholar currently teaching at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Blomberg has been with Denver Seminary since 1986 where he is Distinguished Professor of New Testament. Blomberg completed his Ph.D. in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke and Acts, at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He received his M.A. degree in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He graduated summa cum laude from Augustana College with majors in Religion, Mathematics, Education, and Spanish. He was an assistant professor of Religion at Palm Beach Atlantic College and took a leave of absence to accept a one-year research fellowship in Cambridge, England with the British wing of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. During this time, he co- edited Gospel Perspectives, vol. 6: The Miracle of Jesus and wrote The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. Blomberg has written on a diverse range of issues including wealth and poverty, hermeneutics and women in ministry, but his academic work has tended to focus on Historical Jesus and Gospels research. Some of his works are below: • Gospel Perspectives, vol. 6, The Miracles of Jesus (co-ed. with D. Wenham), 1986, repr. 2004 The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, 1987, rev. 2007 • Interpreting the Parables, 1990 Matthew - The New American Commentary, 1992 • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, with W. W. Klein and R. L. Hubbard, 1993, rev. 2004 1 Corinthians - The NIV Application Commentary, 1994 • Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, 1997, rev. 2009 How Wide the Divide?: A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, with S. • Robinson, 1997 Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Material Possessions, 1999 • Heart, Soul and Money, 2000 • The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel: Issues and Commentary, 2001 Two Views on Women in Ministry, co-ed. with J. R. Beck, 2001, rev. 2005 • Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Important Questions, 2004 • Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation, 2004 • Contagious Holiness: Jesus' Meals With Sinners, 2005 From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts Through Revelation, 2006 • James - Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, with M. J. • Kamell, 2008 A Case for Historical Premillennialism, co-ed. with S. W. Chung, 2009

Ken Mowery

ken-mowery.jpgKen is the founder and pastor of New Life Community Church in Greeley, CO. Ken has been a pastor since 1988 and graduated from both William Tyndale College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ken has been married to Annette for over 36 years. They have two children Tyler and Tara.

David L. Bahnsen

david-bahnsen.jpgDavid L. Bahnsen works as a Vice President of Investments in the financial services industry. He and his wife of over 4 years (Joleen), reside in Orange County, California. David belongs to the board of directors of the Covenant Media Foundation and the Southern California Center for Christian Studies, organizations his late father, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, was instrumentally involved in. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board to the Business School of Concordia University in Irvine, CA, and serves as a Cooperating Board member with the Center for Cultural Leadership. He is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newport Beach, CA, where he serves on the Leadership Council as the Outreach Director (overseeing the Friends of Mercy and Marketplace Ministries programs). He is an active member of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, the Newport Sunrise Rotary Club, and the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

P. Andrew Sandlin

andrewsandlin.jpgP. Andrew Sandlin (B. A., M. A.), an ordained minister, is president of the Center for Cultural Leadership, a Christian educational foundation dedicated to reclaiming contemporary culture for Jesus Christ; a teaching elder of Church of the King-Santa Cruz; co-founder of Transformission, a network of missional Christians committed to cultural transformation; and theological consultant for the Act 3 Review. Andrew and his wife Sharon have five adult children and one grandson and live in Lake Don Pedro and in Santa Cruz, California. He was formerly a pastor, youth pastor, Christian school administrator, president of the National Reform Association, executive vice president of the Chalcedon Foundation, editor of the Biblical Editor, and associate editor of Christianity and Society. An interdisciplinary scholar, he holds academic degrees or concentrations in English, English literature, history, and political science and has taken doctoral work (English) at Kent State University. In addition to writing hundreds of essays and articles, both scholarly and popular, he has also written and edited several monographs and books, including: The Full Gospel: A Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation, Totalism: God’s Sovereign Claims in All of Life, Christianity: Bulwark of Liberty, New Flesh, New Earth: The Life-Changing Power of the Resurrection, Backbone of the Bible: Covenant in Contemporary Perspective, Un-Inventing the Church: Toward a Modest Ecclesiology, A Faith That Is Never Alone: A Response to Westminster Seminary California.

Anthony Bradley

anthony-bradley.jpgDr. Anthony Bradley, associate professor of theology at The King's College in New York City and a research fellow at the Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley holds Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. As a research fellow, Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World Magazine. Dr. Bradley is called upon by members of the broadcast media for comment on current issues and has appeared on NPR, CNN/Headline News, Fox News and Court TV Radio, among others. He studies and writes on issues of race in America, hip hop, youth culture, issues among African Americans, the American family, welfare, education, and modern international forms of social injustice, slavery, and oppression. His dissertation explores the intersection of black liberation theology and economics. From 2005-2009, Dr. Bradley was Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he also directed the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute. Dr. Bradley is the author of Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America.

Ubique, Semper et ab Omnibus                      Everywhere, Always and by All