Gods At War Launch — The “Godogamy” Sermon Rewind

Yesterday's message ... Had a rare, late in the week edit in which the opening paragraph was gutted, replaced, and I think improved;Had a title with a word I think I might have invented;Recognized that the prelude to the Ten Commandments is as important as the...

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“Gods At War” Series Begins With “Godogamy”

Most of the time, when most of us read biblical stories warning us against the dangers of idolatry, we breathe a sigh of relief: “Well, I don’t have any little tin gods around the house, so I’ve got nothing to worry about.” And we couldn’t be more wrong. Idolatry...

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When A Friend Launches A New Venture

Claude Kayler is the founding pastor of Good Shepherd, having served it from its inception in 1991 to 1999. He is also one of my BFF Preacher Friends. Because he built Good Shepherd on THE Good Shepherd rather than upon himself, he was a good act to follow. Many...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Steve Miller Band Songs

The other day as I was driving around town "Jet Airliner" came on the radio. So of course I said to myself: "it's about time for a Top Five Tuesday involving the Steve Miller Band. Steve Miller spent some of his youth in Dallas, and even attended St. Mark's School,...

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A Box Set … And Other “Box Sets” I Keep

While on this quick trip to the Texas Hill Country visiting my mother and her new assisted living facility, I decided to decorate her room in the best way I knew how. With a box set of these five books from Abingdon Press. It's like I told her: "Mom, it's just like a...

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Take Out

No sermon rewind today. No sermon yesterday. Instead, Julie and I were interviewed by Devin Tharp on how we have managed and enjoyed a 35 year marriage. At the conclusion we distributed hundreds of Take Out cartons. Instead there was NO sweet & sour chicken....

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