Timothy Matthew Slemmons is Professor of Homiletics and Worship at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. For twenty years he has been generating diverse and visionary, inspired yet orthodox resources in the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His groundbreaking book, Year D: A Quadrennial Supplement ..., wagers on the reforming agency of the Word of God by urging an expansion of the Revised Common Lectionary, not only to build biblical literacy, but to bring the reforming potential of Scripture to bear on the life and mission of the church. His latest book is the first ever English translation of the earliest surviving, complete lectio continua sermon series from the Swiss Reformation, Johannes Oecolampadius' Sermons on the First Epistle of John (A Handbook for the Christian Life), which follows his translation of a short biography of the Reformer of Basel. Other recent monographs include: Our Father Knows: The Prayer that Jesus Taught; The Freedom of Christ: Sermons on Galatians; and The Joyful Feast, a worship resource that brings his 4-vol. series of Liturgical Elements for Reformed Worship (Cascade Books) to completion. Previous volumes in the series are Lightning from the East, When Heaven Stands Open, and Greater Attention, a liturgical companion to Year D. His Christmas story entitled, A Phenomenal Llama (illustrated by Danielle Baudouin), The Secret of Salix Babylonicus: A Parable of the Weeping Willow, a volume of poems entitled, The Just, Quiet Wind, and his original music (A Soundtrack for the Close of the Age, The Word in the Wind), are all available at CreateSpace. Slemmons' work has also appeared in numerous journals and resources, including Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, The Presbyterian Outlook, The Lutheran Forum, Call to Worship, Feasting on the Gospels: John, Vol. 2, Theology Today, KOINONIA, Journal for Preachers, and In the Light magazine.