Richard Thor Collins is a former freelance journalist with the BBC, producing stories for Radio 4 and the World Service. He now works with Living Leadership, a charity which supports church leaders around the United Kingdom. He writes for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, blogs at mirthandmelancholy.com, and likes hanging out with people "on the edge of society." He has a master's in Christian apologetics from Biola University in Southern California, where he met and married his wife, Bettina. They have three children and now live in Southampton, UK.