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Therapeutic or Theocentric?

As we continue to navigate what we want Good Shepherd to do and be and how we want it to feel, the following distinction keeps roaming around in my head: read more

#TBT — May 6, 1984

My college tennis coach, David Benjamin, attached this photo in a recent email. The picture was taken at the opening of the (then) brand new Lenz Tennis Center on Princeton’s campus late in my senior year of 1984. read more

A Good Idea Involving Go Eat Pop Corn

For the last six months, my Men’s LifeGroup and I have been reading the same Scripture each morning. After I read the day’s segment, I then send an email to all the guys giving some background, context, and insight regarding what we’ve read. read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Ways Preaching Is Like (And Even Unlike) Tennis

If you have spent any time in this space or if you know me personally, then you’re probably aware that two of the strongest passions of my life are preaching and tennis? read more

Peter, Paul, And Scary

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re
encouraging the people of Good Shepherd Church to begin their days in
the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading
prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. read more


In 1986, I was in a dark place spiritually. I was living as a
mid-80s yuppie, feeling disconnected from any call into ministry, and
wondering at times if it wouldn’t just be easier to live without any
faith claim at all. read more