The “Bridge Over Troubled Water” Of Ministry

In reading David Browne's Fire And Rain, a musical & cultural exploration of the pivotal-but-overlooked year of 1970, I learned some interesting factoids about Simon & Garfunkel's iconic Bridge Over Troubled Water. For example, did you know that Simon...

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Greater Love, Week 3 — “I Want To Know What Love Is”

I'm a little embarrassed to admit it. This week's sermon is named after a Foreigner song. A bad one at that (though, c'mon, "good Foreigner song" is a bit of an oxymoron). "I Want To Know What Love Is." Bad song.  Yet I think it's a good message.  Because I John is...

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“Called” — A Student Winter Retreat

This past weekend, over 200 Good Shepherd students and volunteers ventured to nearby Crowder's Ridge Camp for their annual Winter Retreat. The theme was "Called." One of the most significant moments of the weekend included a guided journey through the Prayer Chapel in...

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A Sermon Where I Recovered My Voice

Can I tell you about a sermon in which I recovered my voice? There was a season in the life of Good Shepherd, stretching from, say 2007 – 2010, in which I had learned the technique of a one point sermon.  So that was progress.  However, during that same time I had...

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