Only Human, Week 4 — The “Human Being” Sermon Rewind

On a weekend in which we wrestled with sub-human acts across the globe, in the Good Shepherd Worship Center we focused on what it means to be a human being. Specifically, I tried to make a connection between the feel good generosity event known as Operation Christmas...

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#TBT — Backhand, 1980

Some things you just don't see anymore  . . . . . . A wooden tennis racket (Wilson Jack Kramer!); . . . Short shorts.  Really short shorts; . . . A one-handed backhand; . . . All that hair.  

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Only Human, Week 3 — The “Human Nature” Sermon Rewind

As a lot of you know, I write these sermons eight weeks out. When I finish writing one, I put it in my "Sermons In Progress" file and then essentially don't look at it again until the Monday before I am to preach it the following Sunday. So for "Human Nature," I wrote...

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The Church IS A Body And The Church IN One Body

During a hospital visit some time ago, a young woman said quietly to me, “I like the church because there are all different races there. I wouldn’t want to go to a church that was just all white or all black.” Music to my ears, of course. And then she said something...

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The Songiest Song . . . Courtesy of James-Michael Smith

As I posted last week, my friend and colleague James-Michael Smith is leading "Let's Talk About Sex," a four week class on developing a mature, biblical sexual ethic. Last night's session focused on The Song Of Songs and was titled, appropriately enough, Hot Bible...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Reasons I Love Mike Campbell

Many if not most of you have never heard of Mike Campbell, who is the lead guitarist of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers. He didn't play The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock like Jimi Hendrix. He didn't play the mind-bending solo on Heartbreaker like Jimmy Page. No one ever...

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