Carried Away With Paul

You're expecting a Top Five Tuesday, but I'm not delivering this time. Instead, I'm getting carried away with Paul. What do I mean by that? Scattered throughout his letters, there are times when Paul becomes so exuberant about the subject at hand that he simply gets...

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Did He REALLY Say That To Those People?

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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C’Mon … Did You Even Know This Book Was In The Bible?

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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Seminary Confidential

Some of my #umc friends will likely dismiss the article I cite below because of its source in a place called The American Conservative, but I hope they don't. It is the unsettling account of a seminarian at a modern, mainline school of theology. One of the thirteen...

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“The Hooks On Which Paul Hangs His Argument”

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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More Pronouns! And More Grace.

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of @goodshepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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The Pronouns Have It! Romans 1:1-17 Reading Prompts

During the "Fine Art Of Belly-Aching" series, we are inviting the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This week’s readings...

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All Together Now … James 4

For the people of Good Shepherd Church and in support of our current series "The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching," we're reading through the book of James this week. Each morning, I'm devoting this space to reading prompts. Today, James 4 Whew! James 4! We could spend a week...

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What We’re Doing Every Day In This Series …

For the people of Good Shepherd Church and beyond we are beginning the day in the Word rather than in the world. In support of "The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching" series, we're starting each day this week in the book of James. As part of that project, I am giving daily...

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