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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