Rev. Mark A. Maddix, PhD, is a professor of practical theology & Christian discipleship and dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. He has published many articles and co-authored or co-edited six books, including Missional Discipleship: Partners in God’s Redemptive Mission (2013) and Essential Beliefs: A Wesleyan Primer (2016). Maddix is a frequent speaker on topics of Christian discipleship, spiritual formation, and online education. He is married with two adult children. Rev. Stephen Riley, PhD, is an assistant professor of Old Testament at Northwest Nazarene University. He served in pastoral ministries for eleven years and has been in teaching ministry for five years. He has published articles on Old Testament interpretation and Hebrew linguistics. Stephen and his wife, Sarah, are both ordained in the Church of the Nazarene. They live and serve together in Nampa, Idaho, with their four sons.