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The Duality of the Southern Thing

Following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Good Shepherd’s Rector, the Rev. Morgan Allen, addressed, from a Christian perspective, racism and the propriety of Confederate memorials. Below is the sermon he preached on Sunday, August 20, 2017, annotated with endnotes. You can listen to the sermon here. THE DUALITY OF THE SOUTHERN THING The Rev. Morgan […]

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Summer reflection: Good Shepherd Choir’s European Tour

This summer was one full of excitement and new experiences for our Good Shepherd family. One of which we won’t soon forget: the Good Shepherd Choir’s trip to Europe. By way of reminder, our choir was invited to perform in Berlin, Leipzig, Wittenberg, Dresden, and Prague to celebrate and experience the 500th anniversary of the […]

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Senior Interview: Bill & Dusty Gaston

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is fortunate to welcome parishioners of all generations. We are particularly blessed with senior parishioners who have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, rich and interesting lives. Every few months we will hear from our senior members and learn about the joys of their family lives and careers, as […]

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Parish Picnic 2017

Parish Picnic 2017 This past Sunday, June 4, 2017, we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with our annual Parish Picnic. This special day also marked the Rev. Stanford Adams’ first Sunday morning as Senior Associate. Thank you to the Good Shepherd family who, as always, came together to create something meaningful and memorable. As summer begins, […]

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A Good Shepherd ‘Epistle to the Romans’

A Good Shepherd ‘Epistle to the Romans’ Dear good people of Rome and friends of Saint Paul, Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!  I write to you with greetings from your brothers and sisters in The Episcopal Diocese of Texas: Good Shepherd; Good Shepherd on the Hill; […]

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Food for thought: a message about loss

This past Sunday, May 14, we concluded Sunday formation for this program year. Our final adult formation offering, Lost and Found, was a three-week speaker series exploring loss as a part of the human experience, as well as the Easter promise of being Found in Christ. The third and final speaker, Dr. Pittman McGehee, Jr., concluded the class […]

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Choral Debut: The Lord is my Shepherd

CHORAL DEBUT The Lord is my Shepherd Composer: John Conahan On April 20th, The Combined choirs of Good Shepherd and Texas State University debuted an anthem commissioned especially for Good Shepherd Church and choir, in celebration of Building the Beloved Community, and written by nationally recognized composer John Conahan. While most versions of Psalm 23 tend […]

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Personal Reflection: Being Christian… in our world

  BEING CHRISTIAN… IN OUR WORLD THE PASSION OF EMMETT TILL The Rev. Morgan S. Allen Friday-before-last I attended an unexpected church service at the Moody Theater, with an even more unexpected preacher…Mr. David W. Chappelle. Now, if you don’t know who Dave Chappelle is, he’s a comedian, and I take no responsibility for the range […]

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Personal Reflection: Being Christian… in our world

  BEING CHRISTIAN… IN OUR WORLD Bobby Chesney, Parishioner Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Not long ago, at Communion Café, we sang the spiritual “Down by the River.” It’s not a song I’d given thought to before, but as we sang the refrain again and again (“ain’t gonna study […]

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