Without Limit People

OK, we've had some good videos as part of Without Limit 2.0.For example, there's this one:But there's one coming up this Sunday that you absolutely, positively will not want to miss.I can't tell you what it's about.I can't tell you who stars in it.You'll just have to...

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The Dinosaur In The Methodist Room

I have been in Methodist-preacher-gatherings in which the subject of our denomination's stand on homosexuality was the elephant in the room -- a topic which, for the sake of holding on to the congenial vibe in the meeting, no one wanted to address.Yet this week, I...

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The Concert We Missed . . . And Some We Haven’t

This past Saturday night, we had tickets to see Bruce Springsteen up in Greensboro.It was all set up to be perfect: the tickets were given to us, I wasn't preaching on Sunday so I could stay out a bit later than usual on Saturday, and we like Springsteen a lot.But...

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How To Give Away 600 Hot Dogs

So on Sunday night we had our Party On The Corner.It was a way of introducing the people of the church and community to our new Corner Campus -- the space that used to be the Hollywood Video store across the street from the church.We've signed a five year lease on the...

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Inconvenient

Think it was convenient for Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldees to follow a God he'd never seen and establish a people who didn't yet exist?Think it was convenient for Moses to lead the children of Israel -- with all their murmuring & complaining -- out of slavery...

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James-Michael Smith

The man in this picture is James-Michael Smith, who has been the Disicpleship Pastor at Good Shepherd since 2004.Today is his last day on the job.Thankfully, it's not his last day as part of the Good Shepherd community.James-Michael is moving on from the staff so that...

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Wedding In Blowing Rock

Not ours, mind you. But last weekend, I did something I don't think I've ever done except for immediate family: an out-of-town wedding. Some friends/church members got married in Blowing Rock, NC, and I was only too glad to take Julie with me, make the hike up NC Rt....

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Confusing Preference For Strategy

In church leadership, it is quite tempting to confuse personal preference for effective church strategy.For example, I could come up with a different U2 song to go along with virtually every message I give. In fact, I would love doing that. It would suit me and my...

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Why It’s Fun To Work Here

We showed this as church opened yesterday:As you can imagine, people who come up with ideas like that -- and the wherewithal to make those ideas come to pass -- are fun to work with.I am blessed on this day after Sunday.

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2,000 Car Deodorizers

On Easter Sunday, we gave away about 2,000 Without Limit 2.0 Car Deodorizers.Why in the world would we do such a bizarre thing?Well, so people would come back.And so they would use the novelty to invite their friends to come.But primarily so that each time people...

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