Impact Authors

David Austin

David Austin

David is passionate about becoming spiritually mature and helping the Church to be successful in Disciple-Making. He is interested in moving to an “Open Source” ministry model; recruiting and teaming with others who are passionate about empowering people to be eternally successful in Christ’s Kingdom and to see the body of Christ grow spiritually within the context of the local church across all languages and cultures worldwide.

Dan T. Lioy

Professor Dan Lioy (PhD, North-West University) holds several faculty appointments. He is the Senior Research Manager at South African Theological Seminary (in South Africa). Also, he is a professor of biblical theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology (in South Dakota). Moreover, he is a dissertation advisor at Portland Seminary (part of George Fox University in Oregon). Finally, he is a professor in the School of Continuing Theological Studies at North-West University (in South Africa). Professor Lioy is active in local church ministry, being dual rostered with the Evangelical Church Alliance and the North American Lutheran Church. He is widely published, including a number of academic monographs, peer-reviewed journal articles, and church resource products.

Doulos Hal

(Impact Blog Coordinator)

Hal has been teaching the Bible for over three decades. Presently, Hal desires to honor Jesus Christ through this Internet teaching ministry, thereby glorifying the Heavenly Father in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. He believes, second to cultivating his relationship with God that raising his family unto the Lord is the most significant task for him while on Earth. Furthermore, Hal believes that being a successful leader in the church or workplace is no substitute for failing to be a successful leader at home.

Stephen J Drain

Saved, by the call and grace of God in Christ, in the mid 1980s. Today he would label himself an Evangelical Christian with strong Reformed beliefs, a “5 Point Calvinist.” Steve greatly involves himself in discussing the two “taboo” subjects: Politics and Religion. He tries to read and listen to a minimum of forty books a year and realizes that no matter what topic or genre, whether Bible, theology, Christianity, history, biography, philosophy, political, social commentary, pop-culture, or even fiction, they all tie together in a spider’s web of worldviews. His favorite author is C.S. Lewis, bar none. Other favorites include James R. White, J. Budziszewski, G.K. Chesterton, Peter Kreeft, and Os Guinness. He loves Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Steve’s hobbies are generally reading and writing, music, hiking, and laughing. He has been writing songs/lyrics since the age of about eight and has played in Christian bands. He has written poetry, several biblical studies over the past decades, and has even finished his first book manuscript entitled, “Shaken Faith: When God Has Let You Down” with co-author Al Rossi. He has also written for the now defunct Examiner website as the Philadelphia Christian Perspectives Examiner. (He wishes he could write some fiction.)