The Church Is Going Home

For the first time ever, the blog is telling you not to come to church Sunday morning. Here's what's going on instead: To download the home worship resources, go to www.gsumc.org.

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When I’m Glad To Be Methodist

In the middle of a General Conference week, with all the built-in rancor of that event accelerated by social media commentary, it's easy to be critical of the Methodist family.My previous two posts have even been mild examples of such negativity.Yet something happened...

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Theologcial Life Support

During our recent trip to India, an eager young theologian handed me a brochure describing his theological seminary.  The material noted with some pride that the school would graduate four students in 2012."Wow, that's small," I thought to myself.  But then...

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Cal Ripken, Jr. On Parenting

During yesterday's message, I shared these insights on fatherhood from Cal Ripken, Jr.: Growing up “I love you” wasn’t’ spread around too much in our household. Not that it wasn’t meant. I could tell every time my dad told me he loved me without saying it. It’s just...

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Courageous Legacy

So far in Courageous, we've seen that . . . .Cowards have good intentions. The courageous take bold action.What you hide in order to have will haunt you.So what will it be this Sunday, April 29 as we dig into Courageous Legacy?I can't wait to tell you. But I will...

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What “Doers Of The Word” Teaches Us About The Bible

James 1:22 is one of the more familiar verses in Scripture.  I love how the King James version translates it:But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.We get the "doers of the word" part -- most of us Methodist are more than...

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Our Partners In India

The ministry in India didn't stop just because Chris Thayer, James-Michael Smith, and I came back home. In fact, you could say it's advancing better than ever. Our partners in the Love Your Neighbor Ministry, located in the territory where Christians have been...

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Sin’s Splatter

We showed this as a lead in to yesterday's sermon:: The piece was conceived, written, art-directed, and recorded by people from within the Good Shepherd community. It helped reinforce the message's main idea: What you hide in order to have will haunt you. I suspect...

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