Better Video Than VH-1

We played this piece to open worship on Sunday:That video with those images will be the welcoming centerpiece of our Good Shepherd web site upgrade that we'll unveil over the next month or so.In the meantime, it sure makes me glad to be part of this remarkable...

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Defining Moments, Week 2 — What’s At Stake

We want Defining Moments to be a defining moment in the life of this church.And in the lives of the people who go here.Because we believe something highly significant is at stake in what we're talking about.To find out what that is, come on Sunday.8:30. ...

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Baptism: From The Tomb To The Womb

Yesterday, I gave some challenges to the Good Shepherd staff regarding baptism.  And to lay out the foundation for that challenge, we looked at Romans 6:3-5:  3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his...

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Does God Interrupt A Blog Schedule?

Last night I wrote a blog to be published this morning.I wasn't crazy about it . . . it was a bit convoluted, could appear as if I was patting myself on the back, and addressed a subject of interest to only the smallest minority of my readers.But I went to the...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Coldest Times Of My Life

In light of single digit temperatures here in usually-lovely Charlotte, I thought I'd post about the five coldest occasions of my life.  Excluding today . . . which would probably make this list otherwise.5.  That November snowstorm in Dallas in 1978. ...

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A Sermon I Fought With

Coming into yesterday, I had been fighting with the sermon all week.I wasn't sure it was the best way to start the year.  I wasn't sure it was the best way to start the Defining Moments series.  I even confessed my inner struggle with the two friends who...

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Defining Moments Launch — “Wanna Get Away?”

We all come to those occasions in life where we know something significant hangs in the balance.  The future of a marriage, the fate of a job, the outcome of a game, even the salvation of a soul. A moment, in other words, which defines all the moments to...

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Soul Food For 2014: Go Eat Pop Corn

Most people who follow Christ and are even occasional readers of Scripture have a "default" section of the bible they turn to in times of need, confusion, or complacency.You know what I mean.  That place in the biblical library which speaks to you more than any...

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Best Of 2013, Good Shepherd Style

On this next-to-last day of the year, it seems appropriate to take stock of some of the best happenings in and around Good Shepherd in 2013.Without further adieu, here's the Best Of 2013 with hyperlinks to the relevant blog posts:Best Moment:  Telling the church...

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