David Rhoads, professor of New Testament, joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago faculty in 1988. He previously was professor of religion at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis., where he was named teacher of the year for 1973-74. He has written numerous articles, and is the author of Mark as Story and The Challenge of Diversity, two well-known texts. In 2004, he published Reading Mark, Engaging the Gospel. In 2005, he published From Every People and Nation: The Book of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective, a book that brings together many voices reading the Book of Revelation from their place and mining its meaning for different social locations. In 2007, he edited a collection of sermons from well-known environmentalists in the faith community, Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet. He is a passionate advocate for eco-justice and environmental ministry, and coordinates both the environmental ministry emphasis and the biblical studies emphasis. He is married to the Rev. Sandra Roberts. They live in Racine, Wisconsin, where they raise two grandchildren.