Dr. Mika Edmondson is the pastor of Koinonia, a multi-racial presbyterian church in Bordeaux, Nashville. Mika earned his Doctorate at Calvin Theological Seminary, with his dissertation entitled Unearned Suffering is Redemptive: The Roots and Implications of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Redemptive Suffering Theodicy. He was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Calvin, where he also contributed as an Adjunct Professor, teaching classes on the Reformed Confessions. Mika has also authored several theological publications and has guest-lectured at many distinguished institutes and conferences on many theological topics including how the gospel informs modern pursuits for justice. Mika is happily married to Dr. Christina Edmondson and has two amazing daughters, Zoe and Shiloh.