Home Based Experience

For the second time ever, I'm using this space to remind not to come to church on Sunday.The church is going home.  Again.It's the ultimate in multi-site worship -- every household in our church will host its own worship experience with parents, step-parents, and...

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Biblical Wisdom At 9,200 Feet

I'm spending several days this week up in Keystone, Colorado (elevation 9,200 feet), at the annual gathering of what we in Methodism called The Leading Edge:  the pastors of the 100 highest attended churches in the denomination.(Of those 100 churches, Good...

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A Good Shepherd Alternative To Toxic Charity

By now many of you have read or at least heard of Toxic Charity, Robert Lupton's tour de force on how churches and charities actually hurt the ones they most desire to help.You can read up on the book and the movement it is inspiring here.Well, a pair of highly...

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Devin Tharp, Student & Family Pastor At Good Shepherd

As we announced during the August 4 worship gatherings and then again in our e-newsletter, John Pavlovitz is getting a new job without leaving our church.After eight highly impactful years as our Student Ministries Pastor, John will become our Pastor of Ministry...

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Yearning To Live Galatians 2:20

Before bed each night, I try to speak out a verse of Scripture . . . all so that, as the Navigators say, His Word is the Last Word.And recently I've been speaking out Galatians 2:20:I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The...

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Why Having A Facebook Page Is Like Being Sally Field

When she won an Oscar for her role in Places In The Heart, Sally Field gave what is for my money the best known acceptance speech of all time.And I have been thinking about that speech ever since I entered the world of Facebook a mere three weeks ago.But instead of...

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