“Three Weeks Of Love” Launches With “Repeat”

The Beatles claimed “All You Need Is Love.” Tina Turner asked “What’s love got to do with it?” The J. Geils Band decided “Love stinks.” So what is love? Where do you find love? In this annual celebration of love’s power, is love really even possible anymore? That’s...

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Hard Truths In Soft Ways

Christianity is full of hard truths. For example: Eternal separation from God does in fact exist. When we say ‘Jesus is Lord’ by definition that means Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna and others are not Lord. Jesus’ followers are to tithe . . . which still means 10%. Sexual...

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“Child Of God” — A Good Shepherd Original Video

I love this video our Worship Arts team made for our recent Night Of Worship.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si1JU5_2BjM   Two highlights: 1. It shows the remarkable racial and ethnic diversity God has brought to our full on, full color church. 2. Yet the...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Glenn Frey Songs

As many of you know, Glenn Frey was not my favorite Eagle, as that title goes to Don Henley. Nevertheless his voice was part of the soundtrack of my youth and his death two weeks ago left me with a certain melancholy. And some of the online tributes to him left me...

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PrayFast, Week 5 — The “Healing Prayer” Sermon Rewind

So we had a healing service on a Sunday morning. Shorter sermon, less music up front, more music on the back end, and instructions to our Healing Prayer Team to pray sentence prayers over those who came forward. And boy did they come forward.  Streams of people at...

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Methodist Super Bowl Food Drive Shenanigans . . .

Here's what's happening:   The United Methodists in metro Denver challenged the United Methodists in metro Charlotte to a food drive contest. Because, you know, our two cities are competing in the Super Bowl. So we at Good Shepherd are going to be part of these...

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When Scripture Stuns . . .

Not long ago, I began reading Paul's first letter to Timothy. I'd estimate that I have read through I Timothy between 25 and 30 times over the past 35 years or so.  (Interestingly, I've never based a sermon series on it.) But in spite of all that reading, I'd never...

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