Jeff Childers hails from California but has lived in Abilene, Texas for over twenty years, teaching Bible, Christian history, and languages at Abilene Christian University. He received his doctorate at the University of Oxford, specializing in Syriac and early Aramaic Christianity. Jeff's recent accomplishments include surviving as High School Huddle leader in his home congregation. Jeff is married to Linda and they have three children. Jeff's recent publications include articles about “Baptism and Children” in a book on children’s ministry, Along the Way: Conversations about Children and Faith (2015), a translation and study of the table meditations of a fifth-century preacher, Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on Praise at Table (2016), and a book he coedited on race and religion, Slavery’s Long Shadow: Race and Reconciliation in American Christianity (2019).