The Dream Police Review

In the middle of a weekend full of guest speaking, Room In The Inn, funeral leading and funeral preparing, and our first annual Latino ministry celebration, there was a sermon to preach.One I felt good about in preparation.And so, predictably, I grew more despondent...

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The Dream Police . . . And More

Week 2 of Wildest Dreams is one of my favorites:  The Dream Police.It's a fresh look at an ancient story, and I think some things emerge out of that story that will be helpful to a lot of Good Shepherd-ites. To prepare, check out Matthew 2:1-15 and see if you can...

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Seminaries That Change The World

I recently ran across a web site that seemed to be right up my alley:  Seminaries That Change The World.On first glance it combines two of the things I love most:  1) making lists (Top Five Tuesday - hello!) and 2) theological education.So I dove into the...

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The Quickest Way To Avoid Relational Pain

We've all had it: relational pain.Angry words.  Intentional oversight.  Passive aggression.  Triumphant emails.  Ended friendships.  Whether you are naturally wired to pursue confrontation or avoid it, the end result is the same  -- a...

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From Fred Craddock To Me To Chris Macedo To Art

Yesterday we launched the Wildest Dreams series which will take us through the Christmas season by looking at the dream communication that recurs throughout Matthew 1 and 2.And I knew that I wanted to begin the series by talking about Broken Dreams and I also knew...

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And The Number IS . . .

Good Shepherd's most recent Radical Impact Project was our #FillATruck effort with Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.Last year, as some of you know, we had a goal of 2,000 and the people of the church filled and returned 2,800.So this year, our goal was more than...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five “Thankful” Songs

It is that week, after all.A week full of running to the airport, raking leaves, eating well, and giving thanks.So what are some musical touch points for those who want to give thanks?  In particular, what songs we sing in church contribute to this...

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