Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Edwards is Associate Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary (Lisle, IL) and the author of 1 Peter in the Story of God Bible Commentary series. Until recently he was the senior pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Edwards has also ministered in Brooklyn, NY as well as Washington, DC. Dr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and has been a high school science and math teacher. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree in Urban Ministry (from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) as well as Master of Arts and PhD degrees in Biblical Studies (from the Catholic University of America). He has been an adjunct instructor of Bible and New Testament Greek at various seminaries and is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Dr. Edwards has been married to Susan Steele Edwards since 1982. They have four adult children and one grandchild. Dennis enjoys playing his flute and saxophone, as well as weightlifting, cycling, and playing racquetball and as much as possible.