A Healing Service, A Widow, A Book, A Truth

This past Monday evening, we had our monthly healing service at Good Shepherd. And the most interesting thing happened. A woman who is actually a member of another United Methodist Church in Charlotte came and as the service wound down, she made her way to my prayer...

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When A Good Thing Happens To A Good Man

One of my best preacher friends is starting a new ministry position this week. Claude Kayler, who served as the founding pastor of Good Shepherd from 1991 - 1999, was recently named the Chief Ministry Officer of the Intentional Growth Center in Lake Junaluska, North...

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Good Shepherd + Good Hope = Revival

Here I am with Joseph Fulk, the pastor of Good Hope United Methodist Church near Lexington, North Carolina. That church invited me to start their revival series this past Sunday night, so after launching the Brave series here in Charlotte, I journeyed up I-85 and...

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“Brave” Begins!

Brave One thing is certain: we live in uncertain times. On the inside, our nation is sharply divided along political, religious, and ideological lines.  On the outside, wars and rumors of wars form the drumbeat of the nightly news.  Outrage is the currency...

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The Massively Small

One day awhile back, I took one of our staffers along for a pastoral visit with a family in the early stages of grief. As some of you know, it's the kind of work that I find challening but invigorating. On the drive back to the church, my Good Shepherd colleague and I...

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