Branson Parler is Professor of Theological Studies at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. Branson has been married to Sarah for fourteen years, and they have five children: Eliana, Ruby, Christian, Ephraim, and Marigold. He holds degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary (Ph.D., 2010), the Institute for Christian Studies (M.A., '05) and Cornerstone University (B.A., '02). He is the author of Things Hold Together: John Howard Yoder's Trinitarian Theology of Culture (Herald Press, 2012) and contributes regularly to Think Christian, a digital magazine that engages contemporary issues and culture from a Christian perspective. Branson also serves as Director of Faith Formation at Fourth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and on the Executive Committee of the Synod of the Great Lakes in the Reformed Church in America.