PETER PENNER was born in Kazakhstan and grew up in Germany. He is director of advanced studies at the Eurasian Accrediting Association. He earned a ThD from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, in 1998 and a Dr Habilitus from the Károli Gáspár University in Budapest, Hungary, in 2012. He has served as principal and later dean of St. Petersburg Christian University in Russia, director of biblical studies and contextual missiology at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, and dean and later director of advanced studies at TCM International Institute in Heiligenkreuz, Austria. He was the New Testament editor of the Slavic Bible Commentary.