Elizabeth E. Shively is Lecturer of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She trained as a musician before studying Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachussetts, and then earning her Ph.D. in New Testament at Emory University. She authored Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22-30, and is co-editor, with Geert VanOyen, of the forthcoming Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark. Her current research interests focus on the Gospel of Mark, its intersection with a Jewish apocalyptic worldview, and its presentation of redemption in light of Jewish tradition. She serves on the editorial board of Bible Odyssey, an interactive website that aims to improve public understanding of the Bible and its contexts (www.bibleoddysey.org) and is a contributing writer for workingpreacher.org.