About the Episode
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Tim Shorey about his book, Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How we Talk and Listen. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:

• Why does how we define “humanness” ultimately decide the quality of our relationships and conversations with others?
• What are some fundamental theological truths that helpfully inform the way we listen and talk to others?
• How can believers in Christ become more mindful of their engagement on social media?
• What are some practical biblical suggestions that can help guide our conversations during disagreements/conflict?
• How do the Scriptures inform the way we approach the “Who” and “When” of peacemaking and reconciliation?
• How does the gospel of Jesus Christ keep us from falling into despair because of communication frustrations?
• What encouragements from the Scriptures can be given to someone who desires to grow in their ability to converse respectfully, but feels discouraged about their progress?
About the Guest
Tim Shorey has been in vocational pastoral ministry for 39 years, and is lead pastor of Risen Hope Church in Delaware County, PA. He has authored four books, including Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk (P&R Publishing) as well as his most recent book, An ABC Prayer to Jesus: Praise for Hearts Both Young and Old. He is married to Gayline, his wife of 43 years, and has six grown children and 13 grandchildren. You can find more information at timothyshorey.com and/or follow him on Facebook.
About the Podcast
A production of the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, the Hope + Help Podcast offers compassionate biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell
About the Book
RESPECT THE IMAGE: REFLECTING HUMAN WORTH IN HOW WE LISTEN AND TALK • Do you know who you’re talking to? All human beings are made in the image of God . . . but you wouldn’t always be able to tell by how we talk to them. And when it comes to listening, we’re even worse! The result? Hurt, misunderstandings, frustration, division, and sometimes all-out war. Scripture says that human beings aren’t worms or weasels but rather wonders who are worthy of our time and respect. From that truth, we can draw important guidelines that will transform our conversations, relationships, and lives together. Pastor Tim Shorey blends the marvelous with the mundane, laying out a COMMUNICATE lifestyle built on eleven practical decisions we need to make when we converse. Whether you’re trying to repair a relationship, interact on social media, talk to your teen, or understand someone whose beliefs differ wildly from your own, there is hope!  
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About Your Host
Christine M. Chappell
Author • Writer • Podcast Host
Christine Chappell is the author of Clean Home, Messy HeartHelp! My Teen is Depressed, Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder (forthcoming Oct. 2021), and Midnight Mercies: Hope for the Dark Hours of Motherhood (forthcoming with P&R Publishing in 2022.) She acts as the host of IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast as well as the organization's Outreach Director. Christine is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church, and her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at christinemchappell.com and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children.
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