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C. Leonard Allen serves as dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University. He taught theology, ethics, and philosophy at the graduate and undergraduate level for over twenty years, serving as visiting professor at Biola University, adjunct professor at John Brown University and Fuller Theological Seminary, and professor at Abilene Christian University. He has lectured widely on college campuses and in churches over the past twenty-five years on biblical, historical, and theological themes. He holds a PhD in History of Christian Thought from the School of Religion at the University of Iowa, and is the author or co-author of ten books, including The Cruciform Church: Becoming a Cross-Shaped People in a Secular World; The Contemporaries Meet the Classics on Prayer; Distant Voices: Discovering a Forgotten Past for a Changing Church; and Things Unseen: Churches of Christ in (and after) the Modern Age.