Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsi
Prefaceiii
Table of Contentsxi
Living in Pennsylvania1
Once upon a Time3
Because God Made Thee Mine7
B’reshit11
Shell Beach17
It’s a Wonderful Life23
A Bathroom Without a View33
Under the Bubble37
The Winter of My Discontent43
Vegetable Soup53
Friendships59
The Bad Guys63
Fondest Memories67
A Sad Goodbye73
The World Almanac75
Living in Massachusetts79
Seagulls81
666 Walpole Street85
Jurassic Park93
Mill Village97
Earl101
Out of Ministry107
Young Again109
Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Soup113
Finally117
Now What!121
Pastoring: What have I learned?125
I’m One of the Best127
No is a Good Word135
Pulpit Etiquette139
I Made Some Regrettable Decisions143
The Church is Changing147
Epilogue153
Appendices159
Appendix A: Tithing161
Appendix B: In Defense of the Gospel167
Appendix C: What is Christianity?171
Appendix D: The Other Woman175
Appendix E: Closing Defense179
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