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Unhappy Campers, Week 4 — Wildwood

One of my favorite of the classic Southern Gospel Camp Meetin’ Songs is The Church In The Wildwood.  Here ya go: read more

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The Social Solitude Of Preaching

Preaching is an intensely solitary activity. read more

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The Methodists Made A Video About US!

The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (that’s a mouthful, but that’s where I have spent my professional life and that’s the denominational entity of which Good Shepherd is a part) recently made and posted a video about our church. read more

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY — Top Five Benefits Of Reading The Bible NOT AS A BOOK BUT AS A LIBRARY

If you’ve been to Good Shepherd more than once or twice, you have not doubt heard some form of this worship ritual: read more

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Simply The Best …

Here are some “bests” I’ve encountered in my time on earth. read more

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Why Ambiguity Makes For Great Art And Terrible Leadership

Most critics will tell you that great novels and films involve more than a little ambiguity.  Characters are rounded, stories are open-ended, and the heroes and villains are indistinguishable, in large part because people are both at the same time. read more

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY — Top Five Wimbledon Moments

Some thoughts I shared about Wimbledon in the space before . . . read more

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Guest Blogger Chris Thayer — The “Into The Wild” Sermon Rewind

Julie and I were away last week, returning to town on Sunday night, and so Chris Thayer delivered the second sermon in the Unhappy Campers series. read more

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