Mike Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East. He is the Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software. Mike earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He has also earned an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology).

Mike can do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, among them Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. His academic specializations include Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, and Second Temple period Jewish literature.

Mike has authored over one hundred articles in both scholarly journals and publications designed for the lay person. He is the author of the Faithlife Study Bible notes for the Old Testament books of Genesis through Judges. He is also the creator of several of Logos’ reverse interlinears: King James Version (OT & NT), New King James Version (OT), and NIV (OT).

Mike is also widely known for his theological/paranormal science fiction novels, The Façade and its sequel, The Portent. He is a frequent radio guest and has appeared on many talk shows, including Coast to Coast AM, The Laura Lee Show, Art Bell’s Dark Matter Radio, Future Quake, Radio Liberty, Canary Cry Radio, Skeptico, Line of Fire, Crosswalk, Like Flint Radio, and Extraordinary Intelligence. Mike’s fiction has produced a ministry to people whose worldview is molded by occult, paranormal, and esoteric beliefs.

Mike maintains three blogs that reflect his interests and expertise: The Naked Bible (biblical studies); PaleoBabble (debunking strange beliefs about the ancient world); and UFO Religions (belief in extraterrestrials as a post-modern religion). All three are accessible via his homepage.

 

Natalina began her blogging career ten years ago focusing on an odd combination of celebrity gossip and social commentary, along with political editorializing. She was very much involved with progressive politics and worldy pursuits. As a devotee to various New Age practices with a keen interest in the paranormal and unexplained, Natalina launched her websitehttp://extraordinaryintelligence.com in early 2008. The site was designed as a virtual cabinet of curiosities wherein Natalina explored all things esoteric and arcane.  After a long battle with crippling anxiety and panic attacks, Natalina had a transformative experience that changed her heart as she gave her life to Jesus Christ. Extraordinary Intelligence continues to thrive, but now explores the same topics, including the Supernatural, via a Biblical lens.  Natalina later launched her podcast Beyond Extraordinary in which she interviews a wide variety of guests and discusses a broad range of topics. Although she still occasionally blogs, the radio show has become her primary focus.

 

Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Alleged, starring Brian Dennehy as Clarence Darrow and Fred Thompson as William Jennings Bryan. Previously Brian adapted to film the best-selling supernatural thriller novelThe Visitation by author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Planet of the Apes), and wrote and directed several documentaries, including Wall of Separation for PBS.

Brian’s articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. He has traveled around the United States teaching on movies, worldviews, and culture to colleges, churches, and community groups.

His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is used as a textbook in schools around the country. His novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the Top Ten of Biblical Fiction on Amazon and is an imaginative retelling of the primeval history of Genesis, the secret plan of the fallen Watchers, and the War of the Seed of the Serpent with the Seed of Eve. His second series, Chronicles of the Watchers, recounts true history through the Watcher paradigm. His website is www.godawa.com.

 

Doug Overmyer is the founder of Seers See Ministries, which seeks to frame certain supernatural events that some people experience within a biblical worldview.  Doug is the author of Peace in Your House: Spiritual Cleansing of Life and Land, which applies Dr. Heiser’s “Deuteronomy 32 Worldview” and George Eldon Ladd’s “Kingdom of God theology” to spiritual warfare. While working in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, he has served as a leader in three church plants, where he learned firsthand how to equip those who have encountered the supernatural with the Kingdom of God. For more information, visit Doug’s website, www.SeersSee.com or follow him on Twitter, @DougOvermyer. Doug lives in central Illinois with his wife Amy and their three children.

 

Douglas Van Dorn (M.Div. Denver Seminary) is the author of Waters of Creation: A Biblical Theology of Baptism; Galatians: A Supernatural Justification; Giants: Sons of the Gods; Covenant Theology: A Reformed Baptist Primer; From the Shadows to the Savior: Christ in the Old Testament, and The Unseen Realm Q & A Companion. He has pastored the Reformed Baptist Church of Northern Colorado since 2002. He co-hosted the radio show Journey’s End in 2011-12. He has served on the Administrative Council of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America. He has been married for 22 years, has four daughters, and lives in the Denver/Boulder area. He has climbed all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. mountains and also Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Shasta in California.

 

Trey Stricklin is the producer of The Naked Bible Podcast and will once again be serving as the technologist in producing Peeranormal. Trey has always believed in the supernatural world and has witnessed several strange and unexplained events. Trey has many ghost, UFO, and supernatural stories to share so stay tuned…