I am Jeff Slater, a United Methodist Elder (Pastor) and self-proclaimed nerd exploring hope and ministry in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lack of hope is a religion. And not a Christian one.
Lopsided hope is everywhere once you look for it, including in the Bible. Scripture also tells us we’re not alone.
Hope is contagious-- as evidenced in vaccination clinics!
Ok, I'm more excited about this than I should probably admit. I've been asked by Boston University School of Theology to teach a continuing education class on hope, the topic of my doctoral research.
In a podcast, Jeff talks about hope in the midst of a political and governmental crisis.
It's not hard to see that numeric decline kills hope. But HOW does it happen? And how can we restore our hope?
The way we follow COVID-19’s spread takes a toll on our sense of hope.
The field of adult learning offers a true gem for understanding how our experience shades our view of the world.
Watch a sermon I preached on hope, both practical and ultimate
The basics of ultimate hope, bridging hope psychology to the realm of religion
The basics of practical hope, from the hope psychology of C. R. Snyder
Hope is not a wish, nor is it shallow optimism. True hope is more complex.
Many of us have hope in some ways but not in others, it helps to name where we have hope and where we have lost it.
The story of this blog and why I'm writing it, a manifesto of sorts