Should You Preach OTHER PREACHER’S Sermons?

That's a loaded question, isn't it? Is it ever appropriate for a preacher -- regardless of his or her level of experience -- to preach sermons that have for all practical purposes been prepared by someone else? It's not only a loaded question, it's a relevant one....

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Inviting All People Starts VERY Early

This week, I received a note and photo from a Good Shepherd friend who is also a new mom. Here's the photo:     The note said, "Thanks to Good Shepherd for the Bible stories book!  I love reading these to our daughter!" Because inviting all people into a...

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Leading Leaders

This week, I received a newsletter from a campus ministry.  The newsletter contained this brief narrative: For almost two years now I (campus minister) have mentored a junior ... named Stephen.  I have written about him in past newsletters as we have formed a close...

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Some Things I Think I Think

I'm pretty sure of most of these thoughts below. In other words, I think that I think the following . . . I don't like sweet potatoes.  But I love sweet potato fries and sweet potato chips.  Do I need therapy? When clergy post opinions on celebrity deaths, they are...

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ThanksLiving, Week 4 — Thank-A-Thon

It will be interactive and inspiring. It will be participatory and passionate. It will be educational and edifying. It will be the Body of Christ better understanding the body of Christ. Thank-A-Thon. Sunday. 8:30, 10, 11:30 at Good Shepherd Moss Campus. 9, 10:30 at...

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