Alden Thompson is Professor of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University where he has taught since 1970. He is well-known as a speaker and author. His articles have appeared in Adventist Review, Ministry, Signs of the Times, Spectrum, and Adventist Today. His books include Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? written for the larger Christian world, and two written more specifically for Adventists: Inspiration: Hard Questions, Honest Answers and Escape from the Flames.