TIMOTHY MERRILL and his wife, Jeanie, live in Shanghai, China, which has been home since 2007. Born in Canada, Timothy got his Master’s of Arts in Religion degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, where his emphasis was historical theology. His Ph.D. studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, focused on medieval church history. He currently is the Executive Editor of Homiletics, a preaching resource for clergy. He is also the Founder and Editor of HomeTouch and former editor of The EAGLE, a publication of the Shanghai American School. He is the author of books published by Abingdon Press, Chalice Press, and CSS Publishing. He has published two novels, and is working on a third.