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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things About Having A Name Like Talbot. Or About Having The Name Talbot.

One of my earliest memories — say from when I was four or five years old — is the awareness that I have a very unusual first name. read more

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Bringing The Tangible To An Increasingly Intangible World

I still buy books and CDs.  Books you can touch and CDs you place in a player.

My children (28 and 25) consider it almost inconceivable that I buy music in CD format and books in bound format.  To them, music & books are what you download, and I’m wasting time, money, and space by actually going to a store and buying something so . . . tangible. read more

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“I Felt Like A Pastor Today … “

Throughout the years, I have told a number of Good Shepherd staffers that as much as I love planning and preparing sermons as well as leading LifeGroup conversations, there come times when I simply have “to feel like a pastor today.” read more

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Pastoring To Preach Or Preaching To Pastor?

Years ago, I heard a clergy-coaching-type ask a rather provocative question of a group of us: read more

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Bouncebackers, Week 5 — The “Murder, Incorporated” Sermon Rewind

Bouncebackers wound up yesterday in a message that was a bit of a departure from the previous four. read more

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Getting From Written Manuscript To Preached Sermon

Here is “Page 2” from last week’s “Shame Off You” sermon from the Bouncebackers series. read more

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Scriptures On Eternal Life

While it can be dangerous to attach too much importance to single verses of Scripture — thereby yanking them out of context — nevertheless there is something so powerful about certain sentences in the bible. read more

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