Hans Bayer (PhD Aberdeen University, Scotland) is Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, USA. Born and raised in Germany, he started at Covenant Seminary in 1994 after teaching for ten years at the German Theological Seminary (FTH) at Giessen, where he also planted and co-pastored a church. He has published English and German monographs and articles, primarily on the Gospels and the book of Acts. He contributed to the ESV Study Bible, the ESV Transformation Bible, as well as video-taped lectures on Acts for Third Millennium Ministries. He has published A Theology of Mark: The Dynamic Between Christology and Authentic Discipleship as well as a German commentary on the Gospel of Mark. He is currently working on Apostolic Bedrock: Christology, Identity, and Character Formation According to Peter’s Canonical Testimony, as well as an English Commentary on Mark.