FAQs About Our “No Longer Slaves” Giving Sunday

WHAT IS A RADICAL IMPACT PROJECT? A Radical Impact Project is a long-time feature of Good Shepherd’s congregational life.  It’s when we attempt something big and bold on behalf of the most vulnerable among us. Our Radical Impact Projects have focused primarily on...

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No Longer Slaves, Week 3 — “Debris Field”

Yesterday's message ... Allowed me to introduce our local partners in No Longer Slaves, Lily Pad Haven Ministries.Drew from God's words through Malachi to the children of Israel;Focused on the image of the Refiner's Fire.Led to this bottom line: God removes debris to...

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#TBT — My First Book

Forget Head Scratchers. My REAL first book was "University Park Football" and had a release date of Fall, 1968. The book tells about a game involving the University Park Mustangs (we lived in the Dallas enclave of University Park and my to-die-for team was the SMU...

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Sounding Out A Sermon

I practice my sermons before I deliver them. Every day. I've been doing it for as long as I've been preaching without notes, which is almost as long as I have been preaching. And then, while preparing the forthcoming book Simplify The Message & Multiply The Impact...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five American Male Solo Artists

Recently, a United Methodist clergy colleague suggested in an online conversation that John Mellencamp is essentially a fraud, having gained his popularity because his manager must have given payola to various radio programmers to get his sons abundant airplay. That...

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Head Out On The Highway, Looking For Adventure

You know who was Born To Be Wild, don't you? It's in every fiber of my being, obviously. Actually, as part of our ministry of empowerment in South Asia, we distributed about 40 bicycles and two motorbikes. I reluctantly left this one here. Too bad. It was such a...

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Representing Good Shepherd In India …

So proud of Dorothy Hobson and Linda Land who led multiple breakout sessions with both our ministry groups. Their conversations focused on inner healing and from the looks of things, they got some as well.

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