Why We Are Doing “Home”

Here's why:  click on this link and watch the video.We played a slightly edited version of that bile-inducing footage during yesterday's message.  As you might imagine, the response was shock and disgust.And, I suspect, in some quarters the reaction...

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Home, Week 2 — Man Cave

Week 1 of Home was full of large crowds, high energy, and an exciting announcement.I wonder what Week 2 will provide as we go exploring in the Man Cave?Sunday.8:30.  10.  11:30.

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Politically Incorrect

I've been wondering about some things that people may think but are hesitant to say.  Including me.Here goes . . . .1.  If reversing 2,000 years of Christian teaching regarding sexual practice was the key to revitalizing the church as a whole, then the...

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The Heart Of Methodism

Some months ago, my cyber-friend John Meunier posted a marvelously brief summary of the heart of Wesleyan-Methodist thinking:All need to be saved.All can be saved.All can know themselves to be saved.All can be saved to the uttermost.Naturally, my first...

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Just Try It . . .

Yesterday we launched into Home, which is both a sermon series and a Radical Impact Project.  You can read more about it here.And the first message came from the concluding words of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of...

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Home Launches — “Home Decorating”

Homes. We build them, we buy them, we decorate them, we renovate them, and sometimes we even tear them down. But we all know that a home is really the sum of the relationships that take place inside it – the complicated web of roles and responsibilities that we share...

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The Line Between Inspiration & Manipulation

We're putting an enormous amount of effort into this next series at Good Shepherd -- a month-long effort called, simply, Home.It's a multi-layered project, complete with meetings, prayers, meals, songs, devotions, a dedicated Facebook page with its own QR code, and a...

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Preaching, Salary, and Leadership

I've been thinking about the unique connections between preaching, salaries, and leadership recently.In most workplace settings, employees clearly work for those who pay their salaries.If you work in a large company, for example, you more than likely work for your...

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Two Reasons Why We Have A Prayer Room . . .

I saw again yesterday morning why we at Good Shepherd have a Prayer Room in our church.At the conclusion of the 10:00 a.m. worship service -- I didn't preach but instead got to enjoy a fabulous-first-sermon-ever by Chris Thayer, our Director of Discipleship -- I found...

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