MICHAEL LAWRENCE is senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, OR. He earned a PhD in church history from Cambridge University and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He previously served as associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church with Mark Dever. In addition to his books, he's contributed to Why I am a Baptist, edited by Tom Nettles and Russel Moore, and Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor. He's also written for the 9Marks Journal, Christian History Magazine, dating advice for Boundless E-zine, and is a contributor to Preaching Today. Married, with five children, he loves jazz, indie rock, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.