How The Bible Got Written

To start 4U, a series drawn entirely from Romans 8:31-39, we imagined what it was like for Paul to DICTATE his letter to Tertius, his scribe (see Romans 16:22 for that). This is actually how most of the letters in the New Testament got written . . . I mean, spoken....

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Best. Question. Ever. — The Sermon That Launched 4U

Most people who give the subject any thought (and that's not "most people" to begin with) assume that St. Paul wrote his New Testament letters by sitting down and composing them on pen and parchment. But that's not what happened.  Instead, we know from the closing...

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4U Launches — “Best. Question. Ever.”

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1PDA68tg5M   Sometimes it's easy to feel as if the whole world is against you. When you have a run of difficulty in life, it's tempting to believe that forces beyond your control have lined up to rob you of meaning,...

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Dads & Daughters

Maybe it was the climactic scene from Sunday's Lose To Gain short film. Or maybe it was the lovely story I heard at Tuesday night's All You Sons And Daughters concert. Or maybe it was the realization of how many male staffers at Good Shepherd are dads with daughters....

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The Spirituality Of Strategy

If you've been to Good Shepherd for more than five minutes, you know that we are all about "inviting all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ."  We say it, we repeat it, we preach it, we publish it, and one of these days we may even sing it. What you...

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Ladies’ Life Tonight — Pretty Special Speaker

When you grow up in a Roman Catholic family in New York City, becoming a pastor's wife is simply not on your radar. Yet that's what happened to my wife, Julie. To say she is not a "typical" pastor's wife would be an understatement.  She doesn't play the pipe organ,...

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A Tool For Inviting All People

Here is our faith-sharing tool for this Sunday's culmination of Every Life Counts. Yep.  Movie tickets. The goal of the series has been to equip, enable, and inspire the people of Good Shepherd to share the gospel.  That's why our teaching has centered on 1) one...

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