This Week’s Guest Post At The New Normal: Goody Two Shoes

Some of you kids may be too young to remember this, but there was a big hit song in 1982 by British singer Adam Ant called “Goody Two Shoes.” With its refrain of “Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?” the song sounded, at least in my nine-year-old head, like a taunt to people who didn’t engage in bad behavior. (I recently learned that the song is actually an indictment of the press for being too interested in his boring personal life.)

Growing up, I was a “goody two shoes.” I didn’t fall for so many of the temptations my friends did. I thought I could get by on being good, and I honestly had the warped idea that simply being good played a role in my salvation. It took two really good (and really young) youth pastors – Gary Thompson and Scott Moore – to invest in me, disciple me, and show me otherwise.

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