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Writing Your Prayers

Earlier this week, I received this email from a Good Shepherd friend.  The email came in response to a section of Sunday’s sermon on Psalm 13 in which I mentioned that for the past 18 months I have been writing the majority of my prayers. read more

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Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact Launches

This group of 16 preacher friends from Western North Carolina Methodism descended on Good Shepherd yesterday for the launch of an eight month workshop I am leading called Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact. read more

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Practicing The Presence, Week 5 — “When God Sends Crickets”

Yesterday’s message concluded the Practicing The Presence series with an in-depth look at Psalm 13. read more

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Practicing The Presence, Week 5 — “When God Sends Crickets”

There are times when you pray and it seems as if this is God’s response: read more

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#TBT — Highland Park High School Tennis Team, 1977

Here I am, second from the left on the front row, as a freshman on the Highland Park High School tennis team in January of 1977. read more

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METHOD, Meet MATERIALS

Our upcoming One Sixty-Seven series (Feb. 11 to March 4) will take place at the intersection of method and materials. read more

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Works Of Art & Wars Of Attrition

If you have spent any time on this page, or if you are a tennis friend of mine, you know that in recent years I have bemoaned the fact that modern men’s tennis had become characterized by wars of attrition. read more

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Sermon Starter Stuff

We preachers spend a lot of time crafting the opening moments of our sermons. read more

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