Dr. Martin Erdmann studied theology in Columbia, South Carolina (Master of Divinity), Basel, Switzerland, and Aberdeen, Scotland (Master of Theology). In 1999, he was awarded a doctoral degree in modern Church History at Brunel University, Uxbridge, England. In 1996, he founded Online Communication Systems, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio, using it primarily for the purpose of theological distance education. As Vice-President of Mustardseed Media, San Jose, California, he participated in a project called Biblelands, an Online-Multimedia Tour of Israel and the Near East. For four years he headed up the New Testament department of the Staatsunabhaengige Theologische Hochschule Basel (State-independent Theological Seminary), Switzerland. In his position as Senior Scientist at the University Hospital in Basel, he is currently involved in researching the ethical implications of Nanotechnology. He is also an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (distance education) at Patrick Henry College, Virginia, and Director of the Verax Institute (Christian apologetics). Dr. Erdmann is married to Joy and has two children, Estelle Cherie and Johannes Luc.