#TBT — An “Old Soul” At Four

Looking through some old files on Wednesday, I found this piece from a 1966 edition of the Dallas Times Herald that I had never seen before. As I read it, I realized that this little conversation is exactly the kind of thing my mother would find witty enough that...

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Therapeutic or Theocentric?

As we continue to navigate what we want Good Shepherd to do and be and how we want it to feel, the following distinction keeps roaming around in my head: Are our experiences therapeutic or theocentric? Now those are big sounding words but they actually communicate...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Phobias

There are some things about which I have irrational fears. These are the kinds of things that keep me up at night or give that sinking feeling in my stomach if I'm already awake. So here they are: 5. That I'll drive up one Sunday and NO ONE will be at church. Of...

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#TBT — May 6, 1984

My college tennis coach, David Benjamin, attached this photo in a recent email. The picture was taken at the opening of the (then) brand new Lenz Tennis Center on Princeton's campus late in my senior year of 1984. What is most surprising about the photo (aside from...

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A Good Idea Involving Go Eat Pop Corn

For the last six months, my Men's LifeGroup and I have been reading the same Scripture each morning. After I read the day's segment, I then send an email to all the guys giving some background, context, and insight regarding what we've read. Several of them have told...

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