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Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

Timothy Charles Murphy


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In our faithful work toward building a better world, we may often feel we're losing the battle. The poor get poorer, the vulnerable continue to be abused, and justice for all is a distant dream. No matter how hard we work, nothing changes. Somedays, we wonder if God is even still with us in the fight.
But what happens, in our striving for social justice, when we discover that God offers us something entirely different than the promise of victory? In this love letter to the disheartened activist, pastor Timothy Murphy reflects on his own journey of disappointments and despair and rediscovers a faith - and a God - who inspires us to continue fighting, even when it feels like we're losing the battle.

Chalice Press, 9780827235434, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

About the Author

Timothy Murphy is a minister-scholar-activist. He is the former Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting, a faith and social justice organization that is based in southern California, and has taught courses in Religion and Politics at Claremont School of Theology. He has served in various congregational and ministry settings in Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, and California with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ and was recently called as Senior Pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is his second book, following Counter-Imperial Churching for a Planetary Gospel.