Dennis hails from New York City, by way of Washington, DC. He's a learner and a teacher, a husband and a father, a pastor and servant. His BS degree is from Cornell (chemical engineering), his MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and both his MA and PhD (in Biblical Studies) are from The Catholic University of America. He has been in urban ministry for 3 decades, having started churches in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, DC and recently served a congregation in Minneapolis, MN. After being an adjunct seminary instructor for several years, he is now a full time Associate Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. He likes to lift weights, ride his bicycle, play racquetball, play around on his saxophone and flute, eat, and read. And he has no witty thing to say as the final sentence of this bio.