Welcome to my domain

Over the last few months I’ve been contemplating acquiring a domain name for Painfully Hopeful.  This morning I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a domain which, I feel, captures the ethos of what I post here.  So, welcome to painfullyhopeful.me!  Come, gaze at the irony.

N.T. Wright on The Colbert Report

I’ve been meaning to post this video here since I first saw it last week.  I love The Colbert Report, under the satirical nature of the character there are often some dang good interviews – this is a case in point.  I have to admit that one of the reasons I love this interview with…

Signs of Life

One of the great struggles in pastoring a church that has been chronically shrinking is that people tend to want to focus on their struggles and frustrations than on trying to find ways to be faithful to our shared calling.  This creates a vicious cycle which accelerates the very decay that is contributing to the…