John Dominic Crossan - Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University. Widely regarded as the premier historical Jesus scholar in the world, Dr. Crossan has authored over 20 books including God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now, The Historical Jesus, and Excavating Jesus -- a ground-breaking study on Jesus co-written with archeologist Jonathan Reed. A Roman Catholic monk for nineteen years and a priest for twelve years, Crossan is a former co-chair of The Jesus Seminar and chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Marcus Borg - Hundere Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Author of over ten books including The Heart of Christianity and Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary and the bestseller, Meeting Jesus again for the First Time. Dr. Borg lectures extensively throughout North America and overseas. His work has been translated into five languages.