Abraham Mathew is an ordained minister of the Mar Thoma Church, which belongs to the Reformed Orthodox tradition. He is vicar of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church in Noida, India, and has a doctorate in Mission studies from Bristol University, UK. He teaches at Dharma Jyoti Vidya Peeth, a seminary in Faridabad, India and he has worked in several mission fields. He enjoys reading, writing, painting and preaching. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Noida with their two daughters. Abraham has used the NRSVA for these notes.