Sermon Recap: The “What Can Brown Do For You?” Hero

It's hard to preach poorly after the band does a cover of Paramore's acoustic cover of the Foo Fighter's "My Hero."Not that I didn't almost pull it off, mind you.  But the morning set up was such that I got the ball deep in enemy territory.And what followed was a...

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Next Step Membership Group

The folks in this picture just completed four weeks together in the Next Step Membership Exploration Group.And, after spending those weeks talking about Christianity, United Methodist, and Good Shepherd itself, they joined the church last night surrounded by staff and...

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Decisively Indecisive

I shared with some Good Shepherd leaders recently that I have bouts of chronic indecision.This came as a surprise to some -- especially those who know me primarily from my preaching -- as my sermons often have an emphatic clarity about them.Yet out of the pulpit, I...

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Some Things I Do When A Meeting Loses Steam . . .

Over the years, I've attended more than a few meetings during which I became . . . disengaged.Usually, but not always, these are denominational affairs.  If it's not Methodist, then it usually covers something I'm not very adept at or familiar with.Sometimes I...

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