John MacMurray is the founder and director of the Northwest School of Theology and the Open Table Conferences. For more than a decade John served as an adjunct professor of Bible Literature at Multnomah University in Portland, OR. He has also been invited to teach Bible, Theology, and Photography for various schools and organizations internationally.

John is a landscape nature photographer who uses a large format camera and still shoots film. His images have appeared in Sierra Club, National Geographic, Audubon, and several other prestigious nature publications. He is the author and illustrator of By Chance? and The Call of Creation. John has also co-authored two books, with best selling writer Donald Miller, entitled To Own a Dragon,(now under the title Father Fiction) and  The Open Table – An Invitation to Know God.

John is married to Terri and they have 3 incredible children. They make their home just outside of Portland, OR.