Ross Clifford is the Principal of Morling Theological College, which is the largest Baptist seminary in Australia. Prior to joining the Morling faculty as head of theology he was a pastor for twelve years, and before that he practiced law. He often speaks at conferences and has for thirteen years had his own top-rated Sunday night radio program, Connections. He is the past president of the Baptist Union of Australia. His doctorate is with the Australian College of Theology, and he also holds postgraduate qualification with the University of Sydney. He is the author/coauthor of nine books, including Jesus and the gods of the New Age, which has become a key reference book for missional models. In particular Ross is known for writing and ministering in the area of theology that connects belief to the marketplace.