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Author and Quaker pastor Philip Gulley became known as the voice of small-town American life with his "Porch Talk" series of books and public television shows. Porch Talk: Stories of Decency, Common Sense, and Other Endangered Species (2007) sets the tone for these books with humorous and insightful essays on life, family, neighbors, and home. Others in the series are Front Porch Tales; Hometown Tales; and For Everything a Season. His memoir I Love You, Miss Huddleston: and Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood (2009) depicts the coming-of-age adventures he had while growing up in Danville, Indiana. Gulley has written many other books, including the "Harmony" novels, beginning with Home to Harmony (2002). His most recent nonfiction work, If the Church were Christian (2010), examines the role of the church in Christianity today.
Gulley attended Marian College in Indianapolis and received his Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. He is the pastor at Fairfield Friends Meeting, near Indianapolis, Indiana. He also writes "Home Again," a monthly column for Indianapolis Monthly Magazine.
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