Get Smart

As we walk together at Good Shepherd, we list "growing" as one of our milestones.Meaning, we invite and expect the people of the church to grow in their knowledge and application of biblical truths.One of the best ways we've found of accomplishing that goal is...

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Fixing Your Thoughts

Hebrews 3:1 says it this way:Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling,fix your thoughts on Jesus,the apostle and high priest whom we confess.My thoughts usually range from Good Shepherd to ESPN to Julie and my kids and then back to Good Shepherd....

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Top Five Tuesday — Five Things I Like About Pathfinders

So last night we had our launch of the Sacred Marriage Pathfinders group ministry. It was another reminder of why I like this approach to group life so much.Here goes . . . the top five things I like about Pathfinders.1. More people show up than sign up. Going into...

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Weekend Odds And Ends

Perhaps it was the fact that the weekend came so soon on the heels of the Labor Day holiday.Or maybe it was because the weekend was full of both down time and up time.Or even the fact that I spent some time getting over an infection brought on by my days at high...

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Sacred Marriage Launch

Urgent.Excited.Passionate.Determined.That's how I feel about our new series, Sacred Marriage.We're throwing all our best resources at this effort to cast new light on an ancient institution: sermons, music, visuals, and, perhaps most importantly, Pathfinders groups.We...

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Methodists in Utah

These pictures are from the stunning mountainside of Park City, Utah.Julie and I were there for three days last week at a gathering of Methodist pastors.A gathering of Methodists in Utah sounds weird, I must admit. There's another religious group beginning with "M"...

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The Bible And The Self

American culture is wrapped up in the "self.'There's Self magazine.A few years ago, many of us believed that infusing teenagers with self-esteem would solve their problems -- or prevent problems from arising in the first place.Even today, we focus in on self-respect...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things About Having A Son

As I posted last week, my daughter celebrated her 21st birthday on September 2.Well, yesterday my son Riley turned 18.Twenty-one and 18 . . . two major milestones.Anyway, as some of you know I was in the early days unsure about my ability to be a father to a son. I...

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Servolution Week Five: Bring It On Home

No, not the Led Zeppelin song of the same name.Instead, a way of reminding ourselves of the fact that Servolution has everything to do with our closest of relationships.And that servolutionaries need to know and remember when the servolution begins.I think you'll like...

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Twenty-One Years Ago Today . . .

. . . I became a dad.We lived in Georgetown, Kentucky, I was in my last year at Asbury Seminary, and our daughter Taylor Charlotte Davis was born at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.I still remember that she had a head of thick dark hair (like her mom, of...

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