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The Populist

Jeff Baldwin is the research director for Worldview Academy and was the humanities chair for Providence Classical School. He served as the creative editor for Understanding the Times by David A. Noebel, and co-authored the Understanding the Times curriculum.

Jeff recently published a collection of essays, poems and short stories entitled The Twelve Trademarks of Great Literature; the title essay helps Christians learn to discern what makes a great book great. He also authored The Deadliest Monster, an introduction to worldviews based on the stories of Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde.

Jeff’s first novel, Ian, is an allegory thematically based on John 15:13-15. His articles have appeared in New Attitude, Teachers in Focus, and The Teaching Home, and have been broadcast on Charles Colson’s radio program, Breakpoint. Jeff teaches nation-wide at camps and educators conferences. Jeff’s wife, Linda, homeschools their three children, True, Kate, and Emma.

You can email Jeff at: jbaldwin@worldview.org

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The Elitist

J. Mark Bertrand is a writer and teacher. He lives with his wife Laurie in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has earned a BA in English from Union University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. While at UH, he served as production editor of the literary magazine Gulf Coast. Mark has developed a passion for theology and for three years he taught Christian doctrine and theology for northwest Houston's Sword In Hand Bible study. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Worldview Academy.

Mark's MFA thesis was a collection of short stories titled Surprise and Recognition. He has written two business books, countless scripts and a spy novel that is best forgotten. Since the mid-1990s, he has been working intermittently on Soldier of Misfortune, a novel about the fall of Constantinople.

For more about Mark, check out his weblog at jmarkbertrand.com.

You can also email Mark at: jmb@jmarkbertrand.com