#TBT — (Almost) Exactly 40 Years Ago

This past Sunday, June 16, was the 40th anniversary of the best tennis match I ever played and the biggest match I ever won. (I know I'm writing four days after the anniversary, but I don't blog on Sunday, Monday is Sermon Rewind, Tuesday is Top Five, and by Wednesday...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five VBX Numbers From VBX 2019

Last week the people of Good Shepherd Church hosted a record setting, powered up Vacation Bible Experience. And when I say the people, I mean the people -- I needed to be away in Austin, Texas with my mom (who is fine!) during all four days. So here are the top five...

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Words That Are Still True When Your Kids Are 26 And 29.

In her memoir Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake, Anna Quindlen offers these reflections on marriage, longevity, and parenting: If a marriage is to endure over time, it has to be because both people within it have tacitly acknowledged something that young lovers might...

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Thinking Long With Will Mancini

Here I am with Will Mancini of Auxano Church Consulting. Back in 2010-2011, Will led a Good Shepherd team on the quest for clarity in terms of our identity. The result he helped us unearth is inviting all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. ...

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