Above And Beyond — Sermon Recap

The sermon on the Sunday BEFORE the "big give" day of a Capital Campaign is typically the most important one of the lot.  It's the final opportunity a preacher has before people write their checks and make their pledges to get the project underway. And yesterday was...

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Beyond Friday Feature

Part of the Beyond Movement is our Beyond Friday Feature. Written by Jill Wilson, who is part of the Good Shepherd family and is married to a guy named Russell Wilson ("but not THAT Russell Wilson" he is quick to say), today's is about my friend Patty Fitzpatrick....

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Beyond’s Bottom Lines (So Far)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]  Beyond Me:  A life that is all about getting what you want quickly becomes about hating what you have. Beyond Now: Your hands will either enforce order or enable progress, and we're choosing the latter. Beyond...

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Some Nooks And Some Crannies

Just some observations from the details of life: I hate when the word "countless" is used in speaking or writing.  Except for the size of the universe in light years, the number of stars in space, or the depth of the love of God, everything else can, technically, be...

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Interviews For Ordination

Today I will be part of a team of United Methodist clergy interviewing candidates from the Charlotte area who are in the very early stages of the ordination process. And, in case you don't know, the ordination process in the UMC is lengthy.  And maze-like.  And a...

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