Tom, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies (New Testament) at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, retired in 2012 after three decades of teaching Bible. In addition to university teaching, he is frequently involved in preaching and teaching in congregational and conference settings, both locally and internationally. He has been a pastor as well as a hospital and prison chaplain, serving both the national church and the Mennonite World Conference. He and his wife, Rebecca, are deeply involved in the life of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Tom enjoys museums, films, painting, hiking, and participating in choral music. Some of the many countries included in his travels are Egypt, Israel, Palestine, most of Western Europe, Central America, Colombia, Japan, and Korea. In addition to a commentary on the letter to the Ephesians (Believers Church Bible Commentary; Herald, 2002), and Recovering Jesus: the Witness of the New Testament (Brazos, 2007), Tom’s most recent book is entitled Killing Enmity: Violence and the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2011).