Politically Incorrect

I've been wondering about some things that people may think but are hesitant to say.  Including me.Here goes . . . .1.  If reversing 2,000 years of Christian teaching regarding sexual practice was the key to revitalizing the church as a whole, then the...

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The Heart Of Methodism

Some months ago, my cyber-friend John Meunier posted a marvelously brief summary of the heart of Wesleyan-Methodist thinking:All need to be saved.All can be saved.All can know themselves to be saved.All can be saved to the uttermost.Naturally, my first...

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Just Try It . . .

Yesterday we launched into Home, which is both a sermon series and a Radical Impact Project.  You can read more about it here.And the first message came from the concluding words of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of...

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Home Launches — “Home Decorating”

Homes. We build them, we buy them, we decorate them, we renovate them, and sometimes we even tear them down. But we all know that a home is really the sum of the relationships that take place inside it – the complicated web of roles and responsibilities that we share...

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The Line Between Inspiration & Manipulation

We're putting an enormous amount of effort into this next series at Good Shepherd -- a month-long effort called, simply, Home.It's a multi-layered project, complete with meetings, prayers, meals, songs, devotions, a dedicated Facebook page with its own QR code, and a...

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Preaching, Salary, and Leadership

I've been thinking about the unique connections between preaching, salaries, and leadership recently.In most workplace settings, employees clearly work for those who pay their salaries.If you work in a large company, for example, you more than likely work for your...

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Two Reasons Why We Have A Prayer Room . . .

I saw again yesterday morning why we at Good Shepherd have a Prayer Room in our church.At the conclusion of the 10:00 a.m. worship service -- I didn't preach but instead got to enjoy a fabulous-first-sermon-ever by Chris Thayer, our Director of Discipleship -- I found...

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People Still Read Newspapers

Earlier this week, Good Shepherd had another nice news story about its Spanish speaking ministry, this one in the South Charlotte supplement of the Charlotte Observer.  And despite reports to the contrary, people still read newspapers.  At least some of them...

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Some Of What I Got For Christmas

Yes, Scripture tells us that it is more blessed to give than to receive.But receiving isn't so bad, either.Here's some of what I received this Christmas season . . . Entertainment . . . Tickets to the Eric Clapton show (with opening act The Wallflowers) here in...

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