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 B.A. in physics from Eastern Oregon University and an M.A. and 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 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 Sarah’s brother. He’s an aerospace engineer with expertise in control systems. He received a B.Sc. in engineering physics and an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington. Ben was a lifelong agnostic who became Christian as a graduate student. He was invited to attend church by a fellow grad student, and was inspired by the message he heard in church that day. He began to read the Bible, and was baptized as a Christian soon after.