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#TBT — Summer, 1981, Or “When Headline Writers & Journalists Don’t Communicate”
February 23, 2017 0

This very nice piece below appeared in the late, great Dallas Times-Herald sometime in the summer of 1981. During that break between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I played a number of tournaments around my native Texas.  A sportswriter looked me up, liked my story of college choice, and put together a flattering Read the full article…

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A Living Relationship With . . .
February 22, 2017 0

  . . . Jesus Christ. That’s how most of us at Good Shepherd have grown accustomed to completing that sentence. We consciously chose the word “living” rather than “personal” (the more common term in most evangelical circles) because “personal” too easily devolves into “private” and there is nothing private or solitary about faith in Jesus.  Yet Read the full article…

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Steps In First Time Guest Follow Up
February 21, 2017 0

How’s that for a technical blog post? But aside from posts about playing tennis or delivering sermons, this is probably the activity on which I have spent the most time.  Because we take our guests seriously at Good Shepherd, and we do what we can to ensure they come. Here’s our process: 1. Obtain Connection Read the full article…

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The “This Will Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You!” Sermon Rewind
February 20, 2017 0

Oh, what a dilemma. Does God allow pain in our lives or does he cause it? Wesleyan Methodists are traditionally much more comfortable with the former while Calvinists often embrace the latter. But what does the author of Hebrews say? Among other things, that’s a topic that week two of The Path Of Most Resistance Read the full article…

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#TBT — Davis Family, Fall, 1998
February 16, 2017 0

Here we are in the fall of 1998 in the living room of the parsonage at Mt. Carmel Church in Monroe, NC. Riley was then six and Taylor was nine.  Julie and I were . . . 19 years younger than we are now!

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