Porn, Women, & Home

Among the many communications we have received about the Home sermon series and Radical Impact Project, the most moving was an email I received from a woman in our church.She shared about the impact of growing up in a home where her father watched and was ensnared by...

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Home — Frequently Asked Questions

Here is what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how we expect it to happen in the Home series: What Is The Home Campaign?Home is both a sermon series and a Radical Impact Project that Good Shepherd is embracing in January of 2013.  From the sermon side,...

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Lessons From A Board Retreat

I spent Friday night and Saturday morning at Bethelwoods Retreat Center near Rock Hill, SC, learning about leadership with the Board of Good Shepherd.Eight men and five women gathered together to sit under the tutelage of Good Shepherd member Brent...

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Home Week 3 — “Curb & Gutter”

Week Three is here.We've got a Facebook page, LifeGroup Liaisons, leadership meetings, and student projects.I can honestly say I've never worked more focused hours or with more personal discipline than on this project.And I've never liked being a pastor...

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Could Louie Giglio Be Ordained As An Elder In The UMC?

By now many of you may be familiar with the brouhaha over Louie Giglio's invitation to and subsequent withdrawl from from offering the invocation at President Obama's second inaugural ceremony later this month.Giglio was originally invited to give the prayer...

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Proving A Point Or Shaping A Life?

I have recently realized that much of my bible reading is in order to prove a point.  If I am in a religious or political or cultural debate with someone, for example, then I'll just pull out my Scriptures, point out the relevant verses, and voila!  Point...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Rock Songs With Choir

In December of last year, the Kennedy Center Honors Program paid special tribute to Led Zeppelin as part of its annual show.And the highlight of that particular segment was the version of Stairway To Heaven led by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart.  The Heart...

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Why We Are Doing “Home”

Here's why:  click on this link and watch the video.We played a slightly edited version of that bile-inducing footage during yesterday's message.  As you might imagine, the response was shock and disgust.And, I suspect, in some quarters the reaction...

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Home, Week 2 — Man Cave

Week 1 of Home was full of large crowds, high energy, and an exciting announcement.I wonder what Week 2 will provide as we go exploring in the Man Cave?Sunday.8:30.  10.  11:30.

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