X-Ray, Week Three — Satisfaction

We've had the diagnosis.We've explored dislocation.Now it's time to unpack satisfaction.  And some surprising findings on how people view their own spiritual lives.Along the way, we'll have an encounter with one of the most glorious peaks of the bible: ...

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The Large Impact Of Small Changes

As many of you know who have been partnering with us in the X-Ray series, we at Good Shepherd did a self-survey during a Sunday morning in April.And while the survey revealed much to be celebrated, it also highlighted one area of significant concern: the gap between...

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The Intolerance Of The Tolerant

If you lead a seminary and Eddie Fox is one of your graduates, you have reason to be very, very proud.Who is Eddie Fox and why do I say that?He is a widely published and highly respected pastor, author, and leader who since 1992 has been the Executive Director of the...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Jars Of Clay Songs

I've been on a Jars Of Clay binge recently.Ever since I changed my morning routine away from talk radio and into music while driving to work, Jars Of Clay have been my artists of choice.We've done a couple of their tunes as worship specials recently, including "Faith...

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A Pilot Worth Pursuing

It really was an extraordinarily full weekend at Good Shepherd with a Friday evening event for rising 6th graders, a Saturday Serve Day at the Charlotte Rescue Mission as well as a Russian-tinged banquet with our Moscow missionaries, Jon & Sonnet Barr, and then...

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Big Weekend

In addition to Week #2 of the X-Ray series -- a message I'll be bringing called Dislocation -- we have three other major events happening this weekend.First, our Student Ministry BigHouse makes its return on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.:You can find out more here.Second,...

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Lunch With A Charlotte Legend

A few weeks ago, a couple of Good Shepherd staffers and I were able to sit down for lunch with Ty Boyd, a man who happens to be an authentic Charlotte legend.  Boyd was the morning host on WBT radio from 1961 to 1973, later moved to television, and still later...

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What The Bible DOESN’T Say

One of the best ways to read Scripture is to ask yourself, "What is this passage saying by what it DOESN'T say?"For example, take a look at John 10:10, where Jesus says, "I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly."  Think of all the things that...

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The Week Ahead

It's Monday morning.Time to take stock of the week ahead.More than most, this week to come has an intriguing blend of the urgent and the important, and balancing those two has always been among my most difficult challenges in ministry.Here's a glance at some of what...

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