#TBT — Fall, 1994

It's the fall of 1994.  Taylor has just started kindergarten. Riley has just turned two. I like wearing pleated khaki slacks and plaid short sleeve shirts. Julie, apparently, is the photograher. We're in the Mt. Carmel parsonage in what remains one of our family's...

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Better Church Or A Better Life?

This may be wishful thinking and it is admittedly anecdotal, but I’ve noticed a shift in the kinds of new people coming into the life of Good Shepherd these days. In earlier seasons of this church’s life, we seemed to get a lot of people who were looking for “a better...

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“Finished Business” Launch — “So Over Celebrity”

Finished Business While hanging on the cross and in the throes of death, Jesus called out: “It is finished.” But just what got “finished” in that moment?  What was completed in the last week of Jesus’ life on earth that could not have been accomplished any other way?...

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A Little Bit Of This, A Little More Of That

Some random, disconnected thoughts on the first Thursday of March Madness . . . . At Good Shepherd, we have to take care that we don't "brand the bullets & forget to brand the gun"; which means, as one expert told us, don't spend so much time promoting individual...

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