Branson Parler is Director of Theological Education and Professor of Theology with The Foundry 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 eighteen years, and they have six children: Eliana, Ruby, Christian, Ephraim, Marigold, and Amos. 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 has served on the Executive Committee of the Synod of the Great Lakes in the Reformed Church in America.