Bryan Litfin was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in a Christian home as the son of a seminary professor, pastor, and college president. After taking a degree in print journalism, he went to seminary himself, then did a PhD in the field of ancient church history. He is currently professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago, where he has been since 2002. Today Bryan lives in Wheaton, IL in a Victorian house built in 1887. He and his wife Carolyn are parents to two children. They also helped start Clapham School, a Christian primary school in Wheaton using the classical model of education.