“All Of Me” Recap

Preaching at Good Shepherd really is an incredible privilege.Not only because of the size and style and multi-cultural demographics, as great as all those blessings are.An even greater privilege rests in the the freedom the people of the church give me to explore some...

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Love Song, Week 4 — “All Of Me”

I'm putting all of me into "All Of Me."Meaning:  my most thorough preparation, most serious prayer, and most honest question -- "can I really say these things?"  Of all the Love Song messages, this one more than any other deals with those sections in the...

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Throwback Thursday — Pictorial Directory 1999

Here's my family from a 1999 Good Shepherd Pictorial Directory (sorry, Olan Mills, but does anyone even do those anymore?).  We had been here in Charlotte and at this church for about two months when this photo was taken.In the photo our son Riley was seven; he...

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An Office? Or A Study?

Pastor Dave Claassen posted these words back in 2013:There’s been a subtle name change going on with the space where pastors work. What used to be called the pastor’s study is now called simply the pastor’s office. Why?More and more the pastor is called upon to do...

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A Week In Tweets

As some of you know, I have a Twitter account (@talbotdavis).So on this Monday, I thought it might be helpful to scan through some of my tweets from the previous week and what those particular 140 characters show about my state of mind at the time.  Here goes . ....

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Love Song, Week 3 — Higher Love

 What role does any kind of higher love play in marital love?What place, if any, does shared faith play in strong marriages?And -- here's the most interesting thing -- how can a church have a message about marriage that's geared in many ways to people who are...

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A Bible Verse That Scares Me . . .

Here's how Luke tells the story of the Send Off Party for Barnabas and Saul (later Paul) on one of their missionary journeys:1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been...

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