#TBT — Some Famous 32s

Through the years, there have been some high profile athletes sporting #32 on their jersey. First there was Jim Brown:   Then, OJ.  You know, before:   My favorite football 32 was not so well known . . . unless you grew up in Dallas and loved the Cowboys:...

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Bring The Shout Back

If you Google the words “Shouting Methodist,” you’ll discover that the phrase is not an oxymoron. Instead, you’ll read these words in the first article: One name commonly applied to early nineteenth century Methodists was “shouting Methodists” – a name Methodists were...

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Hey World: I’m Religious, NOT Spiritual

Few sayings strike more fear into or evoke more apologies out of 21st Century evangelicals than the ubiquitous: I'm spiritual, not religious. We hear it from skeptical family members, from tweed-jacketed professors, from latte-slurping millennials, and we fall all...

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One Sunday, TWO Bottom Lines

Yesterday at Good Shepherd featured TWO bottom lines. What?  Did I abandon my one point sermon bonafides? Nope.  I abandoned Charlotte, NC instead.  Julie and I spent the weekend in Austin, Texas, helping my sister celebrate her 75th birthday and my mother her 100...

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You Only Get Rid Of . . .

You only get rid of what you refuse to get used to. I can hardly tell you how much I believe this, or how vital I think it is in both individual and organizational lives. And I believe it so much because I’ve lived it. In 2010, we who made up the leadership of Good...

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