Series Idea From A 12 Year Old

I received this Connection Card note from a 12-year-old member of the Good Shepherd family on Monday:       Sounds like marching orders, doesn't it? And how great that on Monday, while at school, she is thinking of . . . sermon series?! Inviting all...

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How Something That Sounds So Sweet Can Be So Wrong

(Thanks to my men's LifeGroup for the ideas that follow.)   "In The Garden" is one of the best-loved American hymns of the 20th Century. Back in my Mt. Carmel days, I well remember saying, "Turn to #314 in your hymnal and let's stand and sing 'In The Garden.'"...

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The “Mad About You” Sermon Rewind

So we said farewell yesterday to one of my favorite all-time series, Mad People Disease. But it went out with a flourish, addressing the issue of what do you do when the one you're mad at is you?  The answer drew from Isaiah 6:5, Romans 8:38-39, and even Psalm...

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Mad People Disease, Week 6 — “Mad About You”

It's not the end of the world. But it is the end of what has quite likely been my favorite series of all time, Mad People Disease. It's not my favorite because of the great art. It's not my favorite because of the because of the unforgettable video....

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Let’s Talk About Sex . . . At Good Shepherd

  “Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, gender neutral, marriage, divorce, polygamy, SCOTUS, equal rights, discrimination…”  There’s a lot of noise out there surrounding the subject of sex. But what if all of these topics were only one part of a much...

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Mission Statement Saturation

One of our Good Shepherd staffers found this doodling on his young daughter's bedroom desk:   And then a fellow UMC clergy sent me a note that concluded with this sentence:  Thanks for being a . . .  disciple who invites all people into a living relationship with...

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Mad People Disease, Week 5 — “Elephant Naming”

You won't believe what our lobby looks like. You almost won't believe how gorgeous the Worship Center is. You will be delighted to believe in what we're going to do as a community for our neighbors in the Columbia, South Carolina area. You will moved to believe in the...

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