CHAD BIRD

Chad is an author and speaker devoted to honest Christianity that addresses the raw realities of life. The Gospel is for broken, messed up people like himself. Whether he's writing or speaking, his focus remains on God's Good News for our world: that Jesus is the friend of sinners. He was willing to give his life that we might have freedom and forgiveness in him. Chad has served as a pastor and assistant professor of OT theology, contributed hymns to the Lutheran Service Book, and cohosts the podcast “Forty Minutes in the OT.” He holds Master's degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. In addition to writing two books, Christ Alone and The Infant Priest, he has contributed articles to Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Concordia Pulpit Resources, and other publications. His book, Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, will be released by Eerdmans in 2017. And he is currently writing a book about the theology of the cross in the OT and daily life for Baker Books. He is also a regular contributor to christholdfast.com and 1517legacy. Chad and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life together in the Texas Hill Country.