Proudness, Part 2

I posted a few weeks ago about our daughter's graduation from college. Well, it's been a full, transitional month. We spent a couple of days and nights last week celebrating Riley's graduation from Charlotte Christian School. He's brought us a lot of joy and pride...

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A Tale Of Two Series

A year ago at this time (May of 2010), Good Shepherd was knee deep into the hoopla of a series called The Office. Taking a cue from the hit television show, we explored office morality and ethics from a biblical perspective.Because of the strong cultural connections...

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Preaching Lesson From A Politician

I heard portions of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress yesterday.I have to say, it was stunning. I pulled over in my car and began writing as much of it down as I could.Even if you disagree with Netanyahu's politics and its implications,you...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Trends In Methodism

The United Methodist Church is in a season of asking hard questions.It is wrestling with a perfect storm of crises: 1) membership loss in the U.S. from 11 million in 1968 to approximately eight million today; 2) dwindling financial resources at the denominational...

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A State Champion

Last year at about this time, I posted with some sadness, regret, and anger about a state championship title that was denied my son Riley and his relay teammates at Charlotte Christian School due to a "wardrobe malfunction." You can read about that day here. Well, as...

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JesusTweets, Week 4 — The Satellite Tweet

So what in the world (or what "out" of the world) does a satellite orbiting planet Earth have to do with a JesusTweet?Quite a lot, as it turns out.And I can't wait to tell you about it.The answer will be different than you expect.Sunday.8:30. 10. 11:30.

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Self-Control

In reading through the letters of Paul and Peter, I continue to be surprised by his emphasis on one of the least glamorous aspects of the Christian life: self-control.For example . . . " ... so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control" (I...

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How The Sausage Gets Made

On two different occasions last week, I shared with people here how I prepare sermons.I'd never done that even once before, and yet here I was giving detailed explanations two times in three days to folks in the process of growing their own preaching skills.I talked...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Sports Books

I love reading and I love sports.So combine the two and VOILA! Sports books. I read them whenever I can.So here are my Top Five Sports Books of all time:5. Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer. One of the first "behind the scenes" look at modern pro sports, this one is...

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