3 Guys, 700 Screaming Kids

Our 2010 Vacation Bible School culminated this past Friday night with a concert with The Go Fish Guys.It was a raucous, sold-out affair, with music, beach balls, and kids.Lots and lots of kids. You can find out more about the Go Fish Guys here.

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Crescendo’s Crescendo

Here's a promise: this week's reading of Psalm 150 will be the most vivid experience you've ever had of a Scripture presentation in church.I can't wait.I like the message, too.The sound is building...Sunday.8:30. 10. 11:30.

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Glory & Joy

In the aftermath of Text Message, I'm still reading the bible out loud each day. It adds so much to the experience.And I've been reading in a section of the New Testament I often overlook: I & II Thessalonians.Anyway, in I Thessalonians 2, Paul writes urgently of...

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Preaching Like Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld's comedic genius revolves around his ability to expose the absurd buried in the familiar.Here's are some examples:According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right?...

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Top Five Tuesday — Five Reasons VBS Rocks

We started Vacation Bible School last night.This year's theme is Backstage With The Bible and culminates with a Go Fish Guys concert on Friday night.But I've been working in VBS for pretty much the past 20 years. Why do I continue to be involved personally?1. Kids...

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Local Heroes

One of the most under-rated songs from Bruce Springsteen's catalog is Local Hero off the Lucky Town album. Here are some local heroes of mine.Eleven volunteers from Good Shepherd who are spending this week in New Orleans, Louisiana.Far from Bourbon Street.They are...

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Crescendo, Week Three: Stand

When is a song about creation actually about something much more than creation?When that song is Psalm 148. Or even Genesis 1.As we build towards the crescendo of praise the concludes the book of Psalms, we're going to see this week that what looks to be a gentle song...

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A Hire I Like

This is my friend Sammy Gonzalez.He is Good Shepherd's new Intern Espanol.For several years, we have had a fledgling ministry with our Spanish speaking friends and neighbors. The ministry has centered around English As A Second Language classes (ESL), simultaneous...

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A Lesson At The Safeway

Most Saturdays when I was a small child, I would go shopping with my mom at the Safeway Grocery Store in the Snider Plaza shopping center near our home in Dallas, Texas.And every time we'd go, I would ask her the same question as we neared the end of our trip: "Can I...

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Top Five Tuesday — Five Things You SHOULD Say

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on five things you shouldn't say to people going through the initial and even enduring stages of grief.Someone wisely commented with a request: then what should you say?So here goes:1. The name. We sometimes worry that hearing or...

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