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.
I have a section on my bookshelf of books written by friends and colleagues, and they’re all signed. It’s a special collection, because they are written by people with whom I have a connection or relationship. It’s kind of cool. Some of these books and authors are: Confucius Meets Piaget: An Educational Perspective on Ethnic … Continue reading A Book from a Friend
In life, as in skiing, falling is inevitable. We all have those disagreements with our spouses, we might get stopped for a traffic violation, we experience challenges raising the children, we will make stupid decisions we wish we could recall and we say things that can’t be taken back. But a fall — one of … Continue reading Now Available! LEARNING TO FALL: A Guide for the Spiritually Clumsy
A count who doesn’t want to go to war; a peasant woman struggling to take care of her family; a pope who wants Jerusalem; an emperor who needs help … and a princess searching for an alternative destiny. It’s 26 November A.D. 1095, a date which forever sets in motion a seismic change in relations … Continue reading THE COUNT OF CHARTRES: The Reluctant Crusader
Readers Weigh-in on THE TEMPORARY TYPIST Sharing a book with a friend is perhaps the most intimate of gifts. It suggests a level of understanding and connection that doesn’t exist among merely casual acquaintances. Giving a book creates a bridge of conversation and rapport: “I enjoyed this book, and, knowing you, I think you will, … Continue reading Nothing More Special than Giving a Book to a Friend