A Week In Tweets

As some of you know, I have a Twitter account (@talbotdavis).So on this Monday, I thought it might be helpful to scan through some of my tweets from the previous week and what those particular 140 characters show about my state of mind at the time.  Here goes . ....

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Love Song, Week 3 — Higher Love

 What role does any kind of higher love play in marital love?What place, if any, does shared faith play in strong marriages?And -- here's the most interesting thing -- how can a church have a message about marriage that's geared in many ways to people who are...

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A Bible Verse That Scares Me . . .

Here's how Luke tells the story of the Send Off Party for Barnabas and Saul (later Paul) on one of their missionary journeys:1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been...

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Love Song, Week 2 — “Still The One” Recap

Sometimes, all you have to do is read the bible publicly and people will laugh.That's what happened yesterday.Most of the erotic imagery within The Song Of Songs is so alien to the landscape of our lives that it strikes our modern eyes and ears as a bit  . . . ....

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Love Song, Week 2 — “Still The One”

Here's the big question about this Sunday's second episode of Love Song, a worship gathering we are calling "Still The One":Are we talking about the Orleans version from the 70s? Or the more recent vintage by Shania Twain?There's only one way to find...

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A Different Sort Of Multi-Site

Without much fanfare, Good Shepherd opened a new campus this week.Only it's not at all what you think, all you multi-site church aficianados.It's a campus lodged in the middle of a mobile home community.See, we've wanted to take seriously our mandate to invite all...

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How Purpose Shapes Form In The Gospels

The Gospels of Luke and John are both clear in declaring their purpose.Luke thesis statement comes at the very beginning:Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled[a] among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those...

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