Peter, Paul, And Scary

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd Church to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage....

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MORE GETTING CARRIED AWAY WITH PAUL

In 1986, I was in a dark place spiritually. I was living as a mid-80s yuppie, feeling disconnected from any call into ministry, and wondering at times if it wouldn’t just be easier to live without any faith claim at all. Yet prevenient grace intervened. I made friends...

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Carried Away With Paul

You're expecting a Top Five Tuesday, but I'm not delivering this time. Instead, I'm getting carried away with Paul. What do I mean by that? Scattered throughout his letters, there are times when Paul becomes so exuberant about the subject at hand that he simply gets...

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Did He REALLY Say That To Those People?

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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C’Mon … Did You Even Know This Book Was In The Bible?

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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Seminary Confidential

Some of my #umc friends will likely dismiss the article I cite below because of its source in a place called The American Conservative, but I hope they don't. It is the unsettling account of a seminarian at a modern, mainline school of theology. One of the thirteen...

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“The Hooks On Which Paul Hangs His Argument”

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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More Pronouns! And More Grace.

As part of our ongoing series “The Fine Art Of Belly-Aching” we’re encouraging the people of @goodshepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This...

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The Pronouns Have It! Romans 1:1-17 Reading Prompts

During the "Fine Art Of Belly-Aching" series, we are inviting the people of Good Shepherd to begin their days in the Word and not in the world. I am devoting this space to reading prompts so that we can resource the same people we encourage. This week’s readings...

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