JOHN R. MABRY lives and writes in Oakland, CA, in a house he shares with his wife and dog. He is a United Church of Christ minister, and currently serves as pastor of Grace North Church (gracenorthchurch.org), an Anglican Rite Congregational church in Berkeley, CA. He is the Director of the Spiritual Direction Program at the Chaplaincy Institute (chaplaincyinstitute.org) where he teaches theology, ministry, spiritual direction, and world religions. He also teaches for the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University. He sings for Metaphor (metaphor.org) and Mind Furniture (mindfurniture.com), two Bay Area progressive rock bands. He is the author of numerous books on theology, spirituality, and spiritual guidance. Check out his website at apocryphile.org/jrm.