Trading In Intangibles

Over the last few weeks, I've bought two CDs.The first one was the new release by Mumford & Sons, surely one of the few rock acts ever to use banjo, fiddle, and stand up bass and still look cool.The second purchase was of a new CD by Band Of Horses, a modern band...

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Gospel Week 2 — Gospel Approval

It's a new look at an old story.And it comes from looking at what the story doesn't say.That's right: we're going to learn what a bible passage teaches by studying what it omits.It's one of my favorite ways of looking at Scripture.And one of my favorite messages to...

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Dream On

Earlier this week, about 80 people from Good Shepherd gathered together the reflect, to pray, and to dream into the next season of the church's life.We're calling it Dream-A-Palooza, and we're asking for folks to devote three consecutive Monday night to help us...

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30 For 30 & 9.79

Last night I watched 9.79, another in the series of ESPN's highly regarded 30 For 30 sports documentary films.9.79 is the tale of Ben Johnson's mind-bending 100 meter race at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.  The title comes from his winning time,...

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Gospel Launch

The Gospel is history, it's not philosophy.The Gospel is history that shapes you, defines you, and redefines you.The Gospel is history that begs to be told.  And re-told.  And re-re-told.The problem comes when we allow either philosophy, religion, or...

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Gospel, Week One — Gospel Truth

The Gospel is a story you just have to hear.And it’s a life you’ve just got to live.And it contains promises you’re privileged to share.Based on material from Pastor J.D. Greear, Gospel is a series that finds the heart of the Christians faith and dwells there...

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Sunday Morning Motivational Speaking?

In my occasional dark nights of the soul, I wonder:  "is what I'm doing anything other than some motivational speaking on a Sunday morning?"Seriously: do people come to Good Shepherd or to any church simply to have their ears tickled and the hearts touched? ...

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