Every Life Counts Launch — “Marking The Question”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BFUxiNWHEA&feature=youtu.be   Every Life Counts When we say we are inviting all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ, does all mean all? It does. No exceptions. Every life counts because every life will last...

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A Little Less Hand Wringing, Please

The 21st Century American church -- and in particular, the United Methodist tribe of which I am a part -- has become all-too-adept at hand-wringing. We hear an anecdote, read a survey, or watch a television show in which the message of ancient, creedal Christianity is...

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Why Ministry Is Worth It

Every Sunday, Good Shepherd includes space for "Prayer requests and answered prayers" on the back of its Connection Card. This Sunday we received one of the best ever: What an amazing praise I have to report.  I attended the Healing Service on Monday and was prayed...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs By The Call.

Most of you have never heard of them. They enjoyed a brief run of minor popularity in the mid-80s, had Bono sing on one of their songs in the early 90s, and then gave another tune to Al Gore to use in his presidential race of 2000.  And then, with barely a whimper,...

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Rebecca’s Story

The best part of yesterday's message was this video story from Rebecca Dinkins. I'm glad to be able to go to church with people like her.  

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The Beyond Culmination — “The Great Beyond”

As we move to Sunday's culmination of Beyond, complete with first-fruits giving and three year promised giving, I want to share a note I received from someone in our church who has been impacted by the entire movement. In particular, she had a response to last week's...

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