Chad Gibbs is the author of God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC. He is based in Alabama, and can be contacted through his website.
Claire Cloninger is co-author of Faithfully Fit: A 40-Day Devotional Plan to End the Yo-Yo Lifestyle of Chronic Dieting (W Publishing, 1991). She lives in Baldwin County, Ala.
Julie Morris is the founder of the Step Forward Diet, a Christian weight loss program. She lives in Hoover, Ala.
Southern Jewish Life is a news magazine covering Jewish communities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. It is based in Birmingham, Ala. Larry Brook is editor.
Gerald R. McDermott is the Anglican chair of divinity history and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala. He is one of nearly 100 scholars nationwide who signed a letter denouncing Obama’s contraception coverage mandate.
Mary Elizabeth Perry is a certified spiritual director in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who teaches Lectio Divina and meditation as a form of prayer. She can discuss the mainline Protestant concept of meditation. She lives in Mobile, Ala.
Susan Bordenkircher is the author of Yoga for Christians, which is based on a class she developed called “Outstretched in Worship,” a Christian approach to yoga. She is based in Fairhope, Ala.
Sean B. Tipton is a president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research which represents universities and health advocates and supports research cloning.
Steven Jacobs is a professor of religious studies and holds the Aaron Aronov Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He can comment on altruism as a scholar of modern Jewish thought and from a post-Holocaust perspective.