The Rev. James Childs, PhD served 22 years as Academic Dean at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. During his thirty-four years there he was the Joseph A. Sittler Professor of Theology and Ethics and later the Edward C. Fendt Professor of Systematic Theology. He continues to serve at Trinity as Senior Research Professor. His most recent books are Ethics in the Community of Promise and The Way of Peace and, forthcoming, a book of Joseph Sittler readings on preaching, co-edited with Richard Lischer. Hiking, biking, and badly played golf with a tolerant friend are favorite pursuits.