Pastor. Author. Speaker.

“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come."
Psalm 71:17-18


Timothy M. Shorey

As is clear from my site name and cover text, I am well-aware that I am nowhere near young anymore. But though I am in my 60s, I believe God wants me to keep serving my local church faithfully while simultaneously sharing with others what he has taught me over the first six decades of my life…

Books by Timothy M. Shorey

Respect the Image

An ABC Prayer to Jesus

30/30 Hindsight


Tim aims to make every truth transformative and every story connect to the truth.

– Jeffrey S. Black


A focused and helpful plea for greater listening and learning in all our relationships.

– Ruth Naomi Floyd


Expertly crafted, this rich biblical treatment of relational and racial unity is a blessing.

– Diane Hunt

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His Way with Words

Relearning How to Say Hello and Goodbye

Relearning How to Say Hello and Goodbye

Seize Each Sneeze In my childhood, many Christians refused to say “God bless you” when others sneezed, in order to avoid perceived superstition. No one is sure when the sneeze blessing started. But the story I grew up with is that centuries ago, superstitious folks...

United Disagreement

United Disagreement

It’s Not Been Our Finest Hour Let’s face it. This has been a bad couple of years for the American church. It’s not that things were all good before. They weren’t. Politics, COVID, racial tensions, justice questions, views on our national history, and debates about...

Not Wholly True: The Sin of God-Plus Religion

Not Wholly True: The Sin of God-Plus Religion

The Sin of God-Plus Religion: How Whole Is Your Heart? Tale of a Divided Heart Solomon’s story is a warning shot. According to 1 Kings 11:1-11, this man who started very well, ended abysmally. He began as a good guy (1 Kings 3:3-10), but then finished spiritually...

New Book Arrival!
An ABC Prayer to Jesus has been released. Check out our book page for more info, and then order yours—and your grandkids today!!
New Book Arrival: An ABC Prayer to Jesus