Gary Jensen recently retired as Pastor of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). He received his M.Div. degree from Luther Seminary in August, 1982, and later his M.A. degree in Science and Religion with Honors from BIOLA University in December, 2016. He is also a certified Apologist for the Reasons to Believe think-tank which seeks to harmonize Biblical Revelation with the testimony of nature, the outcome of which affirms an ancient cosmos which both came into existence out of nothing, and continues to unfold in a manner best described as Big Bang cosmogony. In addition, Gary's blogs are found at www.offensivechristianity.blogspot.com.