Living with Hope

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Living with Hope: Navigating Political Division, Global Pandemic, and Personal Problems

Twenty-five chapters of devotional and inspirational reading based upon the beautiful letter of the Apostle Paul to the first-century church in Philippi. With chapter titles like What Really Matters, Questions of the Soul, and Shinning Like the Sun, you will be motivated to live for Christ and serve the common good.

A unique feature of this exposition of the Christian life is the focus on eight sayings of Paul that, together, constitute his testimony:

I Never Get Tired,
I Consider It Trash,
I Want to Know Christs,
I Press On,
I Love You,
I Praise the Lord,
I Can Do All Things,
I Have All I Need.

Filled with references to life, both public and private, this description of Christian living will connect with …

September 25th, 2023|

The Tangle Tour of ’23

September 4th, 2023|

It's a crazy idea, really. Who will come to some half-known venue to hear me ...

Doctrines of Destruction

August 30th, 2023|

The kingdom of religion in the United States, long dominate and powerful, is dissolving before ...

Things on the Shelf

August 21st, 2023|

When I think of the shelf, my mind goes either to Christmas, with its “elf-on-the-shelf” ...

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Going Our Separate Ways

August 16th, 2023|

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is in the midst of a major implosion. Six thousand ...

A Straight Line

August 9th, 2023|

A line runs straight from the state capital to the riverboat dock on the Alabama ...

Wave upon Wave

August 4th, 2023|

The conservative reaction to progressive life and politics has not yet reached its zenith. In ...

My Tangled Life

July 26th, 2023|

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave,” wrote Sir Walter Scott in his play Marmion, ...

A Slow Conversion

July 18th, 2023|

Sometimes my conversion is quick. Like when we moved to Pittsburgh in 1981, and I ...

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Gather at the River

July 12th, 2023|

It has been a long time since I baptized anyone in a river. Indoor baptistries ...

Coming and Going

June 28th, 2023|

All the attention has been on the Going—people dropping out of church, giving up on ...

Bad News for Women

June 20th, 2023|

Years ago, a Baptist preacher from the South published a book entitled Bobbed Hair, Bossy ...