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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Lessons I’m Learning About Leadership After 50
March 21, 2017 0

I remember that time several years ago when I told a friend I wasn’t sure I’d still be in ministry once I turned 55 because I didn’t think I’d still have anything of value to contribute to the church or to the world. Wooops.  I’m now 55.  And a half.  55.5 if you’re more digital Read the full article…

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Finished Business, Week 1 — The “So Over Celebrity” Sermon Rewind
March 20, 2017 0

I thought I was really going to miss The Path Of Most Resistance. But I guess I don’t. This message hit home with a lot of folks, and, coupled with some dynamic musical responses, proved to be an entree for people to enter into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. Bottom line:  We over-identify with Read the full article…

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“Finished Business” Launch — “So Over Celebrity”
March 17, 2017 0

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? Those are some of the questions we’ll Read the full article…

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A Little Bit Of This, A Little More Of That
March 16, 2017 0

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 sermon series that the church itself Read the full article…

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What Happens When An Asbury Seminary Graduate Trains Some Duke Divinity Students?
March 14, 2017 2

I spent the last couple of days in what’s called The Triangle of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), leading a cadre of students from the Duke Divinity School in a workshop called Sermons That Pop & Series That Stick. Wha-what?! The reason that is moderately interesting is that I am an alum of Asbury Theological Seminary Read the full article…

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