Wildest Dreams, Week 3 — Follow The Dream

There is a world of difference between following your dream and following the dream.This Sunday, you find out what that difference is and why it matters in your life.And you know why I love third Sundays each month? (And this Sunday is a third Sunday.)Because we...

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My Mother Met Doris Kearns Goodwin Yesterday

So I'll use the post title for my opening sentence:  my mother met Doris Kearns Goodwin yesterday.I suppose on the one hand, that's not so remarkable.Doris Kearns Goodwin is a decorated presidential historian and has published massive biographies of Abraham...

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The Irony Of Christ-Likeness

One of the most oft-repeated phrases in evangelicalism is "Christ-likeness."  As in, "the goal of discipleship is to grow us in Christ-likeness."Or: "we mature in faith as we become more Christ-like."Or even at a memorial service:  "she (or he) was one of...

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The Dream Police Review

In the middle of a weekend full of guest speaking, Room In The Inn, funeral leading and funeral preparing, and our first annual Latino ministry celebration, there was a sermon to preach.One I felt good about in preparation.And so, predictably, I grew more despondent...

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The Dream Police . . . And More

Week 2 of Wildest Dreams is one of my favorites:  The Dream Police.It's a fresh look at an ancient story, and I think some things emerge out of that story that will be helpful to a lot of Good Shepherd-ites. To prepare, check out Matthew 2:1-15 and see if you can...

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Seminaries That Change The World

I recently ran across a web site that seemed to be right up my alley:  Seminaries That Change The World.On first glance it combines two of the things I love most:  1) making lists (Top Five Tuesday - hello!) and 2) theological education.So I dove into the...

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The Quickest Way To Avoid Relational Pain

We've all had it: relational pain.Angry words.  Intentional oversight.  Passive aggression.  Triumphant emails.  Ended friendships.  Whether you are naturally wired to pursue confrontation or avoid it, the end result is the same  -- a...

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From Fred Craddock To Me To Chris Macedo To Art

Yesterday we launched the Wildest Dreams series which will take us through the Christmas season by looking at the dream communication that recurs throughout Matthew 1 and 2.And I knew that I wanted to begin the series by talking about Broken Dreams and I also knew...

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