“Are You Going To Go Practice Your Sermon, Daddy?”

During our South Carolina vacation last week, our 30-year-old daughter asked me early one evening, "Are you going to go practice your sermon, Daddy?" On the one hand, the question is 100% understandable, as she grew up waking up to the sounds of early morning sermon...

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Monday Sermon Rewind — Guest Blogger Devin Tharp

Yesterday's message ... Came from my friend and colleague Devin Tharp, our Family Ministries Pastor and Team Leader of the Beautiful Marriage Movement;   Interrupted the "Famous Last Words" series so that Devin could share freely and personally; Was delivered...

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#TBT — USTA Intersectionals, July 1979

This is "Team Texas" from the National Intersectional Championships held on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, in July of 1979 There I am on the far left, looking younger and skinnier and shorter than all the others.  Because I was.  Nevertheless, after some...

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We Welcome Andrea Rouse

Welcome Andrea Rouse We are pleased to announce that Andrea Rouse has joined the GS staff as a Student Ministry Coordinator, where she will be working with Mathew Hargett as they invite all students into a living relationship with Jesus Christ.  Her first day will be...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five “American” Rock Songs

In honor of the upcoming Fourth Of July holiday, here are my five favorite songs with an "American" theme. Rock songs are rarely "pro-American" -- we've got Toby Keith for that -- but more often convey an ambiguity about the distance between American ideals and...

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Meet The Stoltenbergs

Our Communications Team is chronicling how the people of Good Shepherd have grown in their living relationship with Jesus Christ during pandemic. So today ... meet the Stoltenbergs:   https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdCharlotte/videos/1161412037585639/

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Preaching Predicaments

In speaking with a preacher friend recently, I mentioned that the early part of every sermon needs to surface a problem that needs to be solved or expose an itch that needs to be scratched. Really, then, sermon openings invariably involve predicaments.  I want the...

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