About the Authors

Daniel Harrell (PhD, Boston College) is senior minister of Colonial Church in Edina, MN.  For 23 years he served as associate minister and preaching minister at Park Street Church in Boston, MA, where he also served on the Community Ethics Committee for the Harvard University Hospitals.  He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass., as well as his doctorate in developmental psychology from Boston College.  He has taught at Boston University; Harvard University; MIT; Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.; Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; and Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.  He is the author of the book Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith and How To Be Perfect: One Church’s Audacious Experiment in Living the Old Testament Book of Leviticus. He is currently working a book for Patheos Press on the church fathers. In addition, he has written for Christianity Today, The Christian Century, and various other publications and blogs, including the BioLogos website.

Kyle Roberts (PhD., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Associate Professor of Public and Missional Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (beginning in fall of 2014). Prior to United, Roberts was Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, from 2005-20014. Roberts has published essays on Kierkegaard and modern theology, including several essays in the series Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources (Ashgate / University of Copenhagen) and other collected volumes on various topics, including Pietism, Karl Barth, and Christian spirituality. Roberts has published Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God (Cascade, 2013) and is currently co-authoring a theological commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Eerdmans). Roberts is also the Robert Guelich Lecturer in Theology at Colonial Church, Edina, MN.


Dawn Duncan Harrell (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is author of Ten Ways to Pray: A Short Guide to a Long History of Talking with God and of numerous essays on prayer, which are compiled as Stone’s Throw Away. She has served as a counselor with people who have mental illnesses and as a spiritual director, teacher, and lecturer at The Park Street Church in Boston and at Boston Rescue Mission. She is also former Associate Editor of church history, Gospels, and practical theology for Hendrickson Publishers. Now while her daughter attends kindergarten, she edits, writes fantasy fiction, and ministers in a lay capacity at Colonial Church in Edina, Minnesota. You can find her spirituality work at dawnduncanharrell.com  and her fiction at dcharrell.com  They come together most Fridays here at Cultivare.