How India Fits Into “Inviting All People”

I recently received a report from one of the Indian pastors who has a ministry that the people of Good Shepherd support with their dollars, their devotion, and on occasion their visits.Pastor Sushant described a recent spring revival he held.I will let his words speak...

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Availability And Success

Twice in the last week I've had people talk to me about the accessibility of the Good Shepherd staff.In both cases, folks were pleased that both I and the team that works with me are available to the people of the church for conversation, prayer, and counsel.I love...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Items On My Bucket List

In my line of work, I end up talking to people about death.  What it's like, how to prepare, how we understand life after death.But what about life before death?  On occasion, I hear about all the things people want to accomplish before they take their last...

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What 254,000 Meals Looked Like On Video

We opened our worship gathering yesterday with this look back at our Meal Packing event the week before.Creative & techno kudos go to Chris Macedo who, appropriately enough, followed this video by leading us in singing Not To Us.Make sure you watch all the way...

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Food For Thought, Week 5 — Food Poisoning

What if you got food poisoning . . .. . . from who you were with instead of what you ate?It sounds like an absurd notion, doesn't it?Except that was the world Jesus lived in.And the world he turned upside down.So we're going to spend some Sunday talking about the...

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Proving A Point Or Shaping A Life — Reprise

Just over a year ago, I shared some thoughts in this place on the role of Scripture in our lives.As I find myself increasingly drawn into conversation and debate about the present & the future of United Methodism, I realize I need to re-visit and re-live that...

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My 98-Year-Old Mom In The News. Again.

This interview with my mother appeared in the most recent edition of The Society Of Children's Book Writers And Illustrators newsletter.  I think you'll enjoy the window it gives you into her history, her energy, and her motivation:Interview With Betty X. DavisIn...

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Putting A Face On 254,000 Meals

Numerically speaking, yesterday was extraordinary in the life of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. 2400 people . . . prepared & packed & loaded . . . 254,232 meals . . . in just under five hours. We had a preposterous goal of 250,000 meals and by God's...

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The Worship Center Has No Seats!

Here's what the Good Shepherd Worship Center looks like this morning:What in the world?  Are we cancelling church on Sunday?Hardly.We're getting for the people of Good Shepherd not to hear the sermon but to be the sermon.Later today, volunteer crews will bring in...

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