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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Ways Geography Shapes Ministry At Good Shepherd

A lot of you know this already, but I’ll repeat it again:  I love the Steele Creek section of Charlotte.  We’ve lived in the same house since our arrival at Good Shepherd in 1999, and I like almost everything about this unique corner of our region. read more

A Spontaneous Sermon Rewind

How do you have a “written” sermon rewind of a sermon that you never wrote? read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five “I Want To Preach Like …”

Occasionally I will hear or see or read people in other disciplines of either art or communication or sports and think to myself:  “That’s the way I’d like to preach …” read more

#TBT — May 1980 Which Makes It FORTY YEARS AGO

The school was Highland Park High School and our nickname was the Scots. read more

Why Use Words When You Can Smith Them?

Some preachers use words.  Other preachers smith them.  One of my growing edges in ministry over the last decade or so has been to abandon the former and embrace the latter. read more

A Mother’s Day Gift Birthed On Easter

This Mother’s Day gift is one of my favorite things ever. read more

Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Moody Blues Songs

Art rock.  Psychadelic rock.  Prog rock.  Whatever you want to call it the Moody Blues were at the forefront of it. read more