Contributor Bios

Sarah Salviander
Sarah is a research scientist in the field of astrophysics. Her research interests are quasars and supermassive black holes. She received a Bachelor’s in physics (minor in mathematics) from Eastern Oregon University and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from UT-Austin. A lifelong atheist, Sarah became a theist as an undergraduate physics student, when she came to believe that the universe was rather too elegantly organized to be an accident. As a doctoral student, she discovered the works of Israeli physicist and applied theologian, Dr. Gerald Schroeder, which convinced her of the reliability of the Bible, and led to her conversion to Christianity.

Surak is a theist writer who blogs pseudonymously.

Benjamin Triplett
Ben is an aerospace engineer and systems specialist for his consulting firm in Washington state. His field of interest is control systems. He received a Bachelor’s in engineering physics and a Master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington. Ben (like his sister, Sarah) was a lifelong agnostic who became Christian as a graduate student. He was invited to attend church by a fellow grad student, and was very inspired by the message he heard in church that day. He began to read the Bible, and was baptized into the Christian faith soon after.