The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Floyd has been Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, (MA) United Church of Christ since 1982. He previously served two pastorates in Maine and was Chaplain at the Bangor Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an M. Div. from Andover Newton Theological School and a D. Min. from Bangor Theological Seminary. Dr. Floyd has done post-graduate study at Oxford University and the University of St. Andrews. He has lectured widely on the atonement, and his articles have appeared in a number of periodicals and journals in both the United States and Great Britain. He is the author of A Course in Basic Christianity, an adult education resource. He has a life-long commitment to the unity of Christ's church and represented the Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity for eleven years. He is a founder of Confessing Christ and a member of its steering committee.