It’s So Much Better Than Football

I admit that many times during the NFL season I lament having Sunday evening responsibilities at church.There are times when I wish I could simply lounge at home and watch the late afternoon game in its totality.Yesterday, I harbored some of those feelings as I made...

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The Devil May Wear Prada, But Jesus Wears . . .

Fashion Statement has taken me by surprise.Come to think of it, many of our series do. Some that I think will tread water end up surging with momentum. Others that I'm convince will launch us to new levels of ministry stay in holding pattern instead.Fashion Statement...

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Draw Near

Hebrews 10:19-22 is a high point in Scripture:"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened up for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great high priest over...

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Can Wrong Methods Lead To Right Results?

We've been having some conversation around here regarding the connection between methods and results.Now our specific subject has been Rick Warren. Most of you know him as the author of the best-selling Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church in southern...

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Fashion Statement Fabric

Yesterday we recovered from our Fed Up Sunday by digging deep into Colossians 3:12 again: "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."We learned together that biblical...

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Serve Team Mission Fair Saturday

This Saturday from 9am-Noon, Good Shepherd will be having its first ever "Serve ...Team Missions' Fair."This event will be an opportunity to connect with local ministries and learn more about Serve Teams, a new addition to serving options at Good Shepherd.If you...

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Pastoral Visitation, 21st Century Style

Those of you who know me well know how much I enjoy old-fashioned, relationship-based pastoral visitation.I've always thought it a unique privilege that pastors can practice the ministry of presence simply by being with people, hearing their stories, and adding a...

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Shocked

I'm not easily shocked anymore, but Timothy Dalrymple's post "The Young Christian's Guide To Sex In Seminary" shocked me.And made me grateful for the prevailing ethical environment at the place where I prepared for ministry.

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Albums

In this era of digital music, iTunes, and downloading individual songs, the craft of making entire albums often gets overlooked.Yet back in the day -- and sometimes even today -- there's nothing quite like an artist who, in a burst of creativity and connection,...

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