Timothy Murphy is the executive director of the nonprofit Progressive Christians Uniting, which seeks to help people and communities embody Jesus' way of compassion and justice for our world (www.progressivechristiansuniting.org). An ordained minister in both the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, he has served congregations in the St. Louis and San Diego areas as well as in various ministries of social justice. He holds a BA from Centre College, an MDiv from Eden Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Claremont School of Theology. His passions include transforming church into an alternative way of life, standing in solidarity with communities experiencing oppression, and encouraging spiritual practices that inform social activism. He also enjoys reading and watching movies.