Archives for May 2017

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Update on the Deans

We know that trials are food for our faith, and that godly reaction to trials should be joy and perseverance, but when big trials hit (as they have for us lately) we have also learned that it is only possible to walk through the trials when you have the prayers and outpouring of love from Christian family and friends...Read More

Ministry, Mission, and Mental Illness

In the United States, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's the time when advocacy agencies and support groups draw our attention to the indicators, treatments and challenges for the nearly 20 percent of the population impacted by mental disorders. For one month a year we are exposed to stories, facts, figures and fundraisers with the hope that we will care. 

However, for many families, the stories don't surface just once a year...Read More

The Cycle of Generosity

I have often said that generosity is the basis of God’s authority in our life. Think about it. His generosity in creating the world, you, me, our families. Generosity in giving His word, His Son, His Holy Spirit, the church. His generosity in our friendships, our financial resources, our gifts and talents. It really is the basis of His authority...Read More

Being Human 101

We hear a lot about what it means to be a human, and hear a lot of competing voices. In church you sometimes hear the spiritualistic notion that we are at our most basic souls housed in bodies. In the academy you’ll sometimes hear a materialistic reduction of humanity that says all we are is our bodies, that the spiritual experiences we have are really just the chemical activities of in our brains...Read More

Buildng Walls or Punching Holes

A few weeks ago, Rev. Samira Page of Gateway of Grace spoke about her life journey as a Christian in Iran and a refugee in America. Raised in a different religion, she came to know the Lord through a series of circumstances. When I was a young lawyer, anything connected with Iran was troublesome...Read More

Important Times for Friends of All Saints

This past weekend I made a trip down to San Antonio, and currently I am making my way up to Nashville. Both trips are made with much joy in celebrating the consecration of two new Bishops in the Anglican Mission in America...Read More

A Sheep In the Flock of the Good Shepherd

That scripture time and again refers to us as sheep should be some of the best therapy available to those of us raised in a culture that is hellbent on telling us that each of us is a beautiful and unique snowflake, and that each one of us can grow up to become president of the United States...Read More

Feeling Tired?

Are you feeling worn out? Does life seem like a never ending series of deadlines or a race with no finish line? Are you getting just a little bit weary of it all? I have to confess the last couple of years have felt that way for me. Balancing marriage, young kids, and work has left me more often than not waking up tired in the morning and going to sleep at night exhausted. I know I'm not alone in that...Read More

Festival of the Good Shepherd

Music, food, and fun. You are cordially invited to our end of year celebration, Sunday, May 21 right after the 11:00 am service. We will be set up at Craddock Park (4613 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, Texas 75219) with with box lunches (if you ordered them), cold drinks for everyone, and a sweet treat for the young ones...Read More

Crossroads Update | May

We have the keys for the future home of ASD and your faith and faithfulness made it happen! This project and this location present ASD a unique opportunity to create a simple yet sophisticated urban aesthetic within the context of an ancient style of worship...Read More

Do you love God?

The underlying foundation of all that we do is theology, biblical theology. For example, notice Hebrews 9:14, "how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God...Read More

Christians Connecting with Muslims

This spring we have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the similarities and fundamental differences between Christianity and Islam. Christians have responded to Muslims in many ways, but all too often, without the compassion that characterizes Jesus...Read More

God is on the Move...Again

Last Sunday you were introduced to Mark and Cate Walz. Mark and his family, three kids and one on the way, moved to Dallas last week from Ohio. We have been in conversation with him for the past two years about the possibility of moving to Dallas and planting a church...Read More