Why Preaching Is Worth It

In response to The Filter Factor (see here), a Good Shepherd friend sent me this note:   Talbot, Thank you for the message.  I used to watch the news in the morning and it just consumed me with anger.  And by the time I head to work I am already wound up and...

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“The Filter Factor” — Sermon Rewind

United Methodist Churches rarely do series on what's called worldview.  We tend to leave those to the independents, the non-denominationals, the evangelicals. Yet that is what BrainWashing is -- a series focusing on the grid through which we look at the world and its...

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BrainWashing, Week 5 — The Filter Factor

  Guess what? I have loved the Brainwashing series. The people of Good Shepherd have been attentive, I have been energized, and I am seeing how people really are looking at the world through a new, Gospel-centered, grid. Sunday will have more of the same. Our...

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Clay Court Tennis, Me, And The Paradox Of Patience

If you are even a casual follower of the sports landscape, you know that the French Open tennis tournament is currently taking place in Paris. In fact, as of this writing, it looks for all the world like Novak Djokovic is on his way to claiming his first title on the...

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