Like Son, Like Father?

On Wednesday evening, I was able to support the ministry of my 25 year old son Riley and his wife Natalie. What? Yes, they are part of the Campus Crusade For Christ (these days called more simply "Cru") at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  Riley asked me to...

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Words Making Worlds … In A 12 Year Old

Several of us on staff at Good Shepherd received this email from a mom last week: [My 12 year old son] was sharing a story with me today on the way to school. He said some of his friends were talking about Jesus and one of the girls at the table revealed that she was...

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Bragging Rights, Week 3 — “What We Are Like Now”

Our journey through Bragging Rights has taken us from What We Were Like to What Happened, all in order to prepare us for What We Are Like Now. That's this coming Sunday, April 22, and it's a message I can't wait to give. Part of my excitement stems from the fact that...

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Young Adult Insights Into The Wild Bible

On Wednesday evening, the Young Adult (18-28) LifeGroup that meets in our house explored three of the worst stories in Scripture. Using Sandy Richter's Ruth study from the Epic Of Eden, the group learned about these wretched events: The incestuous origins of the...

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Why So Many Of Us PREFER Chaos To Calm

Mark 4:35-41 contains this fabulous little story whose meaning is wrapped up in its subtle choice of words:   35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he...

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